Edmond Town Hall will host a series of live performances Friday nights in March on the stage of the building’s Alexandria Room. The shows will feature diverse styles of entertainment ranging from reggae and jazz to Irish music and vocal performances from Connecticut’s state troubadour.

All performers will have local connections to the community or the state. These ‘Dark Night Cabarets’ will offer another way for the community to come together for entertainment during a planned outage of the main theater, which will “go dark” for safety upgrades from March 11 to April 5. Other building activities will continue as usual.

Performances for Dark Night Cabarets include: March 8, Danbury’s “Thee MSM Band” playing reggae and jazz favorites; March 15, Irish band “Once Removed”, including band member and Newtown native Morgan Eve Swain; March 22, Newtown’s “Jim Allyn Trio” with two additional local guest artists; and, March 29, Connecticut State Troubadour Nekita Waller along with Lisa Schwartz, Newtown Poet Laureate.

Cabaret seating and a beer and wine bar will be available.  $10 tickets can be purchased online at www.edmondtownhall.org/ticketleap/

Edmond Town Hall, completed in 1931 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a gift from Newtown benefactor Mary Elizabeth Hawley. It has served as the center of the community and the heart of Newtown since its inception, providing generations of residents and neighbors with governmental services space; affordable family entertainment through its proscenium theater; sports opportunities in its gymnasium; and, elegant space in its Alexandria banquet hall for gatherings, fundraisers, civic occasions or to celebrate life events.  Event rentals, live shows, movies and a modest disbursement from a trust fund provide most, but not all of the buildings operating expenses.