Bridgewater, CT – The Bridgewater Congregational Church’s annual concert celebrating the history and evolution of rock music – from bluegrass, blues, R&B, and rock & roll, to classic rock and modern hits – is celebrating its fifth anniversary with two 7:30 PM shows on Saturday, November 9 and Saturday November 16 at the Bridgewater Congregational Church.
Clearly they've been doing something right as their audience has grown each year. An event that continues to build momentum over five years doesn't do so by chance. After the first show sold out last year, a second show was added. When the second show also sold out, the organizers decided that two shows would be planned from the outset this year. You’ll hear favorite songs again, hear hallmarks of different genres for the first time, and discover pathways in the evolution of rock music you may not have known existed. Regardless you’ll go in tired from a Saturday of raking leaves and come out energized and excited from a night of great tunes.
Tickets have just gone on sale and are already selling fast. People have found it easy to buy online at www.rootsrockrevue.com or by calling the church office at 860-354-8283. Doors open at 7:00 and the fun begins at 7:30. An after-party will follow the concert and is included in the price of the ticket. Plan to stay for the party as it’s become almost as famous as the concert itself for fine food, beer and wine.
The Revuers’ set list changes every year – you’d be surprised how many ways there are to explore rock history. There will be great music from early artists such as Robert Johnson, Ola Belle Reed and Hank Williams, then on to Sam Cooke and Martha and the Vandellas, through Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead and beyond to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alabama Shakes and … well, you’ll just have to go to find out who else.
The Revuers started out as a casual band of five musicians but with a half a decade of hard work and a little expansion they’ve become a tight group of eight semi-pros who play gigs together throughout Litchfield County. As in previous Roots Rock shows, they’ll be joined by invited performers whose particular talents will be featured in each piece they perform. Instruments and equipment range from mandolins to Marshalls, fiddles to Fenders and shakers to saxes.
Tickets are $30 and can be held at the door once payment is received. Go online to www.rootsrockrevue.com, call the church at 860-354-8283, or send checks payable to The Bridgewater Congregational Church to PO Box 7, Bridgewater, CT 06752. Proceeds benefit the church. If you have questions or wish to purchase tickets in person the church office is open between 10:00 A.M. and noon weekdays and is located at the intersection of Clapboard Road and Main Street (Rt. 133) in the center of Bridgewater, Connecticut.