Hitting “pause”…

As you can imagine, the Olde Church Acoustic Series music schedule is on hold because of the COVID-19 situation.  We look forward to the day when we’ll be back in action, but until then please do whatever you can to support your local CT singer/songwriters, artists, restaurants and local communities.

For Connecticut’s musicians and small businesses, here is a link to a recent Community Economic Development Foundation (CEDF) presentation that walks through potential SBA funding that might provide you support during this downturn:


Government programs are ever-evolving so be sure to stay up-to-date through CEDF or CT DECD (https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Business-Resources)

Also, here is a site of potential resources more specifically geared to freelance artists:  www.covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com

Most importantly, please stay safe.  Our next show – whenever it will be – will be extra special.  Peace.

Dave, Denise, Frank, Mike and the entire OCAS team

A great night of music…

On Friday, March 6th, the Olde Church Acoustic Series show returned to its familiar “Old Church” format with three great performances and an overwhelming turnout.  The night was extra special as it included the debut of the church’s Steinway piano!  

Wallingford’s Brooke Dougan kicked off the evening and wowed the crowd with her creativity and acoustic stylings; we were also honored to have hosted her first-ever performance on the piano.

Hartford’s Bandshes serenaded with their sweet harmonies accompanied by the piano.  

Supergroup “The Bargain” (Frank Critelli, Shandy Lawson and Mike Rivers) closed the evening with a set of fun new songs; Shandy shined on the mandolin while Mike did the same on guitar while Frank told stories in song.  

The food – especially the Irish white bean stew – received rave reviews too!  

We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, Apr 3 when three more talented CT singer songwriters take the stage — Bill Ludwig with MARMO, Andrew Biagirelli, and Daphne Lee Martin.  Dinner at 6; music at 7!