Outdoor Concert-$15.00 per person

/Outdoor Concert-$15.00 per person

Outdoor Concert-$15.00 per person - Shaded Soul Band will be performing at the Beehive Bridge Celebration in New Britain, CT This event will be for people over 21 years of age and tickets are $15.00 per person.

Event Date: September 18, 2020
Shaded Soul Band will be performing at the Beehive Bridge Celebration in New Britain, CT

*Join Shaded Soul Band for a special day at the Beehive Bridge Celebration event at The Beehive Bridge in New Britain, CT.  There will be plenty of music from the Shaded Soul Band and following us will be Soul Sound Review.

Location:  The Beehive Bridge in New Britain, CT

Time:  6:00pm-7:30pm

Tickets:  $15.00 per person and over 21 only permitted  (Tickets are required in advance.  For more information visit www.NBParksNRec.org or call New Britain Parks and Recreation office at 860-826-3360)

*Rain date: September 19, 2020

NEW BRITAIN – The first Beehive Bridge Festival will be held in September and city officials are buzzing around the make sure safety plans are in place to hold the event.

Mayor Erin Stewart announced Monday that in place of the city’s annual Main Street USA event that had to be canceled due to the pandemic, the smaller Beehive Bridge Festival will take its place from 5-10 p.m. on Sept. 18. It will be an over 21 only event and tickets are $15 per person. There will be about three to four food trucks offering different cuisines, beer and wine.

The difference between this festival and a typical festival is this will be table sales only, said Erik Barbieri, the city’s director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

People will be able to purchase either a sit-town table up to eight seats or a high-top standing table for four. Areas will be marked off, so people know where they are supposed to be, he said.

“By doing this, people won’t have to wear a mask for five hours. But when you get up to go get food, then of course you have to wear a mask to be safe,” Barbieri said.

With 500 people being the maximum of all outdoor events, the city thought this would be a good way to go, said Barbieri. “The biggest thing for us is safety and we have to modify how we do things, such as what we did with summer camps, pools, and the Fourth of July event.”

The city is currently working closely with the Public Health Department and the New Britain Police Department to make sure safety guidelines are met, including traffic and logistics. There will be monitors to make sure people are complying with the rules and hand washing/hand sanitizing stations will be available for people to use.

More information will be released as plans are being finalized. Barbieri said with all the positive feedback they got from continuing with summer camps and events, it is exciting to give residents something else to look forward to.

“We always wanted to have another celebration of the Beehive Bridge anyway,” he said. “This is also a good event to bring people downtown. It will be exciting.”