Upcoming Events near Springfield, MA

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Sun

New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

British Beer Company Worcester

October 1, 1:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Come watch Tom Brady and New England Patriots take on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers here at your Worcester Pub! As always, $2 DRAFTS / $10 PITCHERS / BOGO PIZZA / 50¢ WINGS & our $5 College Menu!

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Sun

Ameranouche Plays The Stomping Ground!

The Stomping Ground

October 1, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

“In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself. We sometimes forget what’s most valuable within the presence of artists, until we’re most of all effected when that happiness is projected thru the talent of those who are truly gifted to do so”. - Pat Martino The award winning Ameranouche trio features the melodic virtuosity of guitarist Richard Sheppard, the vehement rhythm chops of guitarist Jack Soref and the dulcet low end of upright bassist Michael Harrist. Together, this rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, sometimes referred to as hot swing or Gypsy jazz. The contrast of other influences like American Soul music, Flamenco and Bop are what give the fast fingered trio such a recognizable sound. All played on acoustic instruments, the music is rhythmic, vigorous and strangely elegant. It’s hard to believe only three people are creating such a big sound.

5

Thu

New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

British Beer Company Worcester

October 5, 8:25p.m. - 12:25a.m.

Come watch Tom Brady and New England Patriots take on Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers here at your Worcester Pub! As always, $2 DRAFTS / $10 PITCHERS / BOGO PIZZA / 50¢ WINGS & our $5 College Menu!

6

Fri

The Void Union Plays The Stomping Ground!

The Stomping Ground

October 6, 9:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Conventional wisdom has guided bands in the computer age towards isolationism; find one’s turf, stake a claim, and interpret peer success as a call to arms. Void Union has propelled itself out of cyberspace’s din with a counterintuitive mission statement: Preserve the Jamaican music of the 1960’s, collaborate with Ska’s originators, and actively recruit guest players from the ensembles that have proven equal to the task of reinventing the genre. Some of those musicians include Derrick Morgan, The Skatalites, Lynval Golding (The Specials), King Django, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Chris Rhodes (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Spring Heeled Jack),and David Hillyard (The Slackers, Hepcat), all of whom feature on the Void Union’s recordings. In November of 2010, Vin Gordon (The Skatalites, Bob Marley and the Wailers) joined the group for a watershed European tour. Thaddeus Merritt (Bass), Rick Smith (Drums), Rich Graiko (Trumpet), Alex Stern (Guitar, Keys), and Anant Pradhan(Tenor Sax), comprise Void Union’s core, but, the band's philosophy lends itself to a collective atmosphere in which like-minded musicians sit in and assure that no show is the same as the one that preceded it. The audience at a gig is not a mere handful of die-hard Ska enthusiasts; a survey of the crowd yields suits, working stiffs, parents, children, dreadlocks, moptops, and...hipsters? All turn out to bear witness to a versatile ensemble that is as at ease providing the jazz-tinged instrumental foil to a Jamaican legend as it is leading a sing-along at a neighborhood bar. Void Union’s sophomore full-length, “Higher Guns,” is the result of combining the group’s collective ethos with a savvy navigation of the current recording industry. The original concept of fielding an augmented lineup to record a live instrumental full-length was derailed by the individual members’ touring commitments with Westbound Train, The Toasters, Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 and other modern contenders. In response, the band adapted by working both on their own and with a bevy of guest vocalists in world-class studios, green rooms, bedrooms, and at least one jumbo jet. It is an engaging document that carefully balances a commitment to Jamaican authenticity with a reluctance to revert to genre cliché. King Django and Westbound Train’s Obi Fernandez guide “Aiming” from a pulsating early-reggae rhythm into anthemic drunken catharsis. Angelo Moore infuses a relaxed bluebeat homage with his own demonic sense of tragi-comedy on “Fly-A-Me-Away”. Void Union’s own formidable writing staff shows their range with the somber nocturne “Revenge Ska,” and the politico noir of “Tea Party Girl.” The core members close out the record with a spaghetti-western guitar instrumental, and a lone echo-drenched voice screaming the motto that has brought them to the brink of international curiosity: “HIRE GUNS!”

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Tue

Oktoberfest Family Style Beer Dinner

The Boynton

October 10, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

OKTOBERFEST FAMILY STYLE BEER DINNER Tuesday, October 10 2017 6pm - $60 - 6 Courses Tickets available at the Boynton or boyntonrestaurant.com

12

Thu

Francisco Pais Plays The Stomping Ground!

The Stomping Ground

October 12, 8:00p.m. - 1:00a.m.

Tonight, witness some of the most amazing talent to find it's way to Putnam. The Ed Tomassi Group brings classic bop jazz to the Stomping Ground stage in a way that you find nowhere else in the Northeast. Playing originals, as well as works by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Larry Young and more, these gentlemen perform and improvise Modern Jazz the way it was meant to be played. Ed Tomassi has been an instructor of improvisation at the Berklee School of Music for over 38 years, and has taught many amazing students, including the likes of Branford Marsalis and Donald Harrison. We've had folks tell us that watching the Ed Tomassi Group perform at The Stomping Ground makes them feel like they are sitting in the legendary Blue Note jazz club in NYC.

14

Sat

Muddy Ruckus | The Stomping Ground

The Stomping Ground

October 14, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Muddy Ruckus at The Stomping Ground!

19

Thu

Thread City Hop Fest Oktoberfest

Willimantic Brewing Company

October 19, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Put on your lederhosen and raise your glass, the Thread City Hop Fest will host an Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 19th! This beer fest will feature traditional Oktoberfest brews, a selection of the best seasonal beers, and delicious food as well. Enjoy an Autumn evening in Willimantic! Brewery list coming soon! Don’t delay, get your tickets today! Limited tickets available. Ticket Price: $20 in advance. $30 at the gate (if any remain). Admission includes a commemorative Oktoberfest glass, one of Willimantic Brewing Company's tasty pretzels and your first beer is on us. (Please have photo ID available) Additional beer can be purchased inside the event. Please bring cash. DD tickets: $5 Food will be offered by some of Willimantic’s best. A Cupcake for Later, Cafémantic, and Willimantic Brewing Company will be cooking up their spin on Oktoberfest fare. Entertainment: Bruce John & The Bandaleros have been entertaining audiences of all ages for over 17 years. They play hit songs from the 50’s,60’s & 70’s . Their songs come from many genres: Rock, Country, Blues, Folk, Jazz and Rhythm & Blues and are sure to Rock the Oktoberfest and have everyone dancing and singing along. This event is rain or shine! Enter behind Willibrew on High Street. Please have a valid ID and your ticket. Parking is available on street, behind Eminence Ink, the Windham Theatre Guild, and Jillson Square. The Thread City Hop Fest is organized by the Willimantic Brewing Company on behalf of Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. (WRI) The non-profit that produces Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Covenant Soup Kitchen, and Horizons - Camp Horizons.

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Fri

Huskies Forever Weekend 2017

Willimantic Brewing Company

October 20, 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Come home, Huskies! Huskies Forever Weekend 2017 will take place Friday, October 20- Sunday, October 22! From beer and wine tastings to 5Ks, we have an exciting lineup planned and can't wait to see you there. If you're a member of the Class of 1967 or 1977, it's your reunion weekend, too! Make sure to join the UConn Class of '67 and '77 Facebook group to stay up to date with all reunion events. Here's a preview of what's in store: -------------- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 -------------- // 11:00 am: UConn Cultural Centers Open House // 5:30 pm: Happy Hour at City Steam Brewery (Hartford, CT) **Register: https://goo.gl/HECwAK // 6:00 pm: PRLACC's 45th Anniversary Celebration **Register here: https://goo.gl/RNjnqn // 8:00 pm: Donald "Dee" Rowe: Celebrating a UConn Legend (Hartford, CT) **Register here: https://goo.gl/2G1Lio // 8:00 pm: Charles and Alice Murray Heilig Concert -------------- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 -------------- // Homecoming Football Game: UConn vs. Tulsa Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field - Game time TBD -------------- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 -------------- // 8:00 am: Huskies Forever 5K & Lil' Huskies Kids K **Register here: https://goo.gl/NRSmNd // 11:00 am: Department of Allied Health Sciences Open House // 11:30 am: Horsebarn Hill Bus Tour // 1:00 pm: Husky Bluegrass, Brews & More! **Register here: https://goo.gl/JeUsjp // 2:00 pm: Men's Alumni Lacrosse Game **Register here: https://goo.gl/RtHFPZ . . . For a full list of events, visit uconnalumni.com/HFW

2

Thu

Melodie Rooker at the Stomping Ground

The Stomping Ground

November 2, 8:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.