Historic Connecticut Music Venues: From the Coliseum to the Shaboo

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Connecticut is home to a number of landmark music venues that have featured local and national performers. While some of the locations have closed, they have certainly not been forgotten. The New Haven Coliseum, the Arena and the Bushnell Memorial were once the places to be for music lovers, while elsewhere places like the Cheri Shack and the Shaboo hosted local bands and national headliners. Other venues such as Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, The Meadows and Toad’s Place have now taken center stage and continue to attract large crowds. With in-depth interviews with performers and many timeless photos, author Tony Renzoni takes you on a nostalgic and fun tour of the Nutmeg State’s most beloved music sites.
ISBN: 9781467150033
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Images: 130
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tony Renzoni is the author of the well-received books Connecticut Rock ’n’ Roll: A History, Connecticut Softball Legend Joan Joyce and Connecticut Bootlegger Queen Nellie Green, all published by The History Press. This book is the second in his series of rock ’n’ roll in Connecticut. Tony was an avid collector of rock memorabilia for many years, amassing a record collection of more than ten thousand vinyl records. He wrote more than one thousand weekly columns that were published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and on the Connecticut Post’s website. Tony is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut.
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