Arts in The Center 2019-20 Season

Come to West Hartford Center to dance, sing, and enjoy some local music! Families welcome. Our concert season runs from October to April. We are excited to announce our first two concerts in the Arts in the Center Series.

Bill Staines
September 7, 2019 at 7 pm in the Meeting House
We welcome folk singer-songwriter Bill Staines to the Meeting House where the acoustics are made for him! According to his website, “He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, ‘He has a sense of timing to match the best stand-up comic.’ Bill’s music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.”  His songs include “All God’s Creatures Got a Place in the Choir,” “River,” and “The Roseville Fair,” among hundreds of other songs.

Halloween Organ Recital
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7 pm in the Meeting House 
The Phantom of First Church returns to give his Halloween-Themed Organ recital. The Phantom has been haunting Cinépolis Luxury Cinema lately. (Did you remember feeling that cold draft in the middle of the last movie you saw there?) He was so taken with the cinematic experience, he plans to include a number of the scariest movie themes as a feature of his upcoming Halloween Organ Recital. All of your favorite scary Halloween music plus a silent film accompanied by the Phantom himself (The 1910 version of Frankenstein). For those younger folks who might feel a little uneasy about some of the night’s festivities, there will be a separate gathering which will include some activities that they would enjoy a little more.

Streetlight Shakers
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7 pm 

Streetlight Shakers is an all original piano driven band dedicated to creating an exciting infusion of rock, soul, and blues. Switching effortlessly from rowdy dance grooves to sentimental contemplations, Streetlight Shakers delivers sophisticated musicality and thought-provoking lyrics in a unique pop package. Using rich harmony, soaring melody, and a driving rhythm they create songs that tell powerful stories with messages that are universally relatable.

Suggested donation of $10 for each concert. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram@whfirstchurch.

Concerts take place at First Church, West Hartford, 12 South Main Street and are open to the public. Parking is free in our lot which is accessible from Farmington Ave.