Musical Events

Unitarian Universalist Society: East of Manchester, CT 

Don’t forget our Coffee House/Open Mic

Join us in October on the first Saturday of every month.


Community Kirtan

Music and Mantra: Community Kirtan

Shakti’s Light, Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.


The Charlie Braun Band

Saturday, September 22nd at 7 PM

Concert or a party? You get to choose! Dance, sing, or just kick back and feel the joy of the music! Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Charlie Braun is bringing his world, folk-rock and gospel-blues influenced music for a fun sing-along and dance party.  Joining him will be Jeff Olmstead, keyboardist; Charlie Shew, percussionist and Garrett Sawyer, bassist.

$20 adult; $18 senior; $10 student, under age 10: free

The Amuse Blues Jazz Trio

Sunday, October 14th at 4 PM

Unitarian Universalist Society: East’s own Paul Shumsky, guitarist, Ryan Ford, double bassist and Steve Dauphinais, drummer will bring their own flavor to familiar numbers. They will offer a lively & varied program of songs and compositions from the standard jazz repertoire, including selections from the American Popular Songbook, featuring composers such as Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Johnny Mandel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others.

Suggested donation $15. (It’s only a suggestion-no one is turned away)

Black Music in Motion

Sunday, November 4th at 3 PM

Find a fresh appreciation of the beauty and messages of “Black Music” through Kareem Mack, Baritenor, and friends Chelsea Lorraine, Soprano, Tyler Panek, Baritone and  Sarah Puckett, pianist. They will perform spirituals and other selections by African American composers, from traditional hymns to contemporary music. Through singing and movement, Kareem Mack aspires to change the face of many performance fields with his avant-garde persona and willingness to be bold.

$20 adult; $18 senior; $10 student, under age 10: free

Truly Troubadours

Saturday, December 8th at 7 PM

Lara Herscovitch, songwriter-poet-performer and former Connecticut State Troubadour, brings her contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Music that’s “good for your ears AND your soul,” says Sound Waves Magazine. Joining Lara is MARMO—Three Connecticut singer-songwriters with a folk/Americana feel, performing thoughtful, witty, soulful songs about life, love, and beverages. MARMO features Bill Ludwig (Current Troubadour of Manchester CT), Dan Thompson (Troubadour Emeritus), and Christian Loftus (Vocalist/Instrumentalist).

$20 adult; $18 senior; $10 student, under age 10: free


Chamber Music Salon

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Chamber Music Salon

A Chamber Music Salon will be held on Friday evening, August 3rd, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the main meeting room.  This is an informal gathering of musicians of all ages and levels of experience to enjoy making music together.  We need to know in advance who is coming and what instrument you play so we can be prepared with the right music.  If you plan to attend but haven’t let us know yet, send an email to Peggy Webbe (  or Mary Bopp (