Torrington’s summer concert series with Country Steel draws crowds

TORRINGTON — The annual summer concert series at Coe Memorial Park drew crowds of residents to the grassy lawn around the stage on Tuesday night. People gathered to listen to the music of Country Steel, a local country-rock band, one of many bands scheduled to perform this summer.

Tuesday’s sweltering weather was a chance for residents to get out for the evening, said state Rep. Michelle Cook, D-Torrington, who along with her husband, Chris Cook, was one of hundreds of park people.

“It’s not that bad here,” Cook said, adding that because she’s from the Midwest — she’s originally from St. Louis — she’s used to the heat. “It’s nice to see so many people tonight.”

Residents enjoyed live music from Country Steel, a local band, on July 19 at Coe Memorial Park, Torrington. The series continues on Tuesdays and Fridays until the end of August. State Representative Michelle Cook and her husband Chris Cook attended.

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The series continues Friday night with River Of Dreams Live, a tribute to Billy Joel. The next concerts at 7 p.m. are July 26, Little Big Band, big band and swing; July 29, Tracy Walton Band, rock; August 2, Brian Mattiello and Friends, acoustic rock and country; August 5, Torrington Symphony Orchestra, pop concert; August 12, The Kerry Boys, Celtic music, jazz and folk; August 16, Wanda Houston & the HBH Band, jazz and blues, musical theatre, country and August 19, Tim Urban, acoustic pop. The series concludes August 26 at 6 p.m. with the Mayor’s Polka Party with the Eddie Foreman Band.

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