Mystic Seaport Presents “Arts on the Quad”

The series of outdoor concerts and theater will be staged this summer on the new McGraw Gallery Quadrangle.

Summer Performance Series Celebrates New Outdoor Venue

Mystic, Conn. (June 7, 2016) — Mystic Seaport announced today it will host “Arts on the Quad,” a new series of outdoor concerts and theater this summer. Each performance will be staged on the new McGraw Gallery Quadrangle, the center of the redesigned north end of the Museum grounds where the audience will take in the show from the lawn.

The series offers guests the opportunity to experience the diverse talent of local artists in a variety of musical genres as well as some drama and comedy. “Arts on the Quad” is part of a strategic initiative by Mystic Seaport to increase the use of its grounds and location on the Mystic River as a gathering place for the community.

The series kicks off Saturday, July 2, with Flock Theatre’s rendition of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and continues throughout the summer. All performances begin at 7 p.m.

July 2 – Flock Theatre presents “Romeo and Juliet”

July 6 – Zydecats One of the first Zydeco bands to form in the Northeast, Zydecats will entertain the crowd with their lively blend of Cajun, blues, R&B, and Mardi Gras rhythms.

July 20 – Mystic Horns A swing, R&B, jazz, and dance band from Southeastern Connecticut, the group will perform New Orleans-style rhythm and blues and classic R&B from the songbooks of Buddy and Ella Johnson, Wynonnie Harris, and many others.

August 3 – Salt Marsh Opera Singers and an accompanist straight from the main stage productions of the Stonington, CT-based opera company will perform a 60-minute program of well-known arias, duets, and trios by operatic composers such as Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi.

August 6 – Flock Theatre presents “The Taming of the Shrew” Flock Theatre returns with one of the world’s most timeless comedies.

August 10 – The Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Called the “boiler room of the ECSO” by The Day newspaper of New London for their consistent excellence in major works for orchestra, the Trombones now come to the recital stage on their own.

August 17 – West End Blend This 10-piece band pays classic homage to throwback sounds of pop, soul, funk, and rhythm and blues.

Tickets for each performance are $18 for members, $20 for non-members, children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets for the August 3 performance by Salt March Opera are $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 860.572.0711.

The gate opens at 6 p.m. Guests are expected to provide their own seating on lawn chairs or blankets and picnicking is encouraged. A cash bar will be available for adult beverages and soft drinks. All performances will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved under cover and seating will be provided.

Guests are asked to park in the north lot opposite Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern and to use the Center Entrance next to the yellow Administration Building at 75 Greenmanville Ave. (Rte. 27).


About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The state-of-the-art Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $26 for adults and $17 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.