The Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe opens the season on September 24 with the well-known musical group “Seat of Our Pants” (SOOP) at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 7:00. Admission is $10 per person. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is fully accessible.
As one of the most popular shows at the Arts Center, Marlborough’s own SOOP will be back for the 7th year in a row, except for the hiatus of activities due to COVID-19. They have been very busy during this quiet period by producing an award-winning music video, a pandemic song that literally went “viral”, and new originals to add to their growing library of heartwarming and humorous signature songs. They play an array of instruments you don’t see together every day with Mike Frantzen on fiddle, Mark Hall on Cajon/cowbell/percussion, Jeff Gorman on bass, and Carolyn Brodginski on vocals and whichever stringed instruments she decides to bring along for the night. Seat of Our Pants is an acoustic folk/blues/bluegrass/country/old time/rock quartet who play in the live music scene throughout the state, although they say that they feel like the Arts Center is their “home stage”. Their tastes are quite eclectic and it is the variety of the music that creates the fun for them and their audiences. Their personalities bring humor into their performances so that an evening with them is very interactive and a delight for all ages. If you are looking for a special evening of music that will get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face, we suggest you save this evening of September 24 on your calendars. In anticipation check out their website: https://seatofourpantsmusic.com/home.
The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. These “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” evenings, held in the gracious Charles W. Hall Art Gallery, add music and a convivial atmosphere to the beautiful setting and are an opportunity for people in the communities around to relax together and enjoy art in its many forms.
For everyone’s health and safety we are following CDC and State of Connecticut guidelines for indoor events. For this concert chairs will be set up to maintain social distancing. We are asking all who attend to wear masks and not to bring any wine, food, or other drinks. We thank everyone for understanding. If it is a nice evening, come early to tailgate in the parking lot or have a picnic on the lawn.