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Goodspeed by the River

Goodspeed by the River

Nothing says musicals like Goodspeed and nothing says summer like an outdoor concert. We’ve put the two together to create “Goodspeed by the River” – an outdoor concert event you won’t want to miss. The concerts will be held on the Goodspeed lawn overlooking the scenic Connecticut River and feature songs, stories and plenty of live music from some of our favorite performers. Pack your picnic basket and lawn chairs and bring the family for a safe, fun and enjoyable Goodspeed evening.

Sept 10 - 27

5:30pm on Thursdays - Sundays

Theatre: 
The Goodspeed Lawn, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT
Run Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes (no intermission)

Sing along to American melodies from all across the country with David Lutken and The Seat Of The Pants Band. They'll play everything trom Traditional American and Irish tunes to '50s and '60s folk, mixed with the flavors of New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, rock & roll, gospel, and showtunes. It’s a guitar strummin’, harmonica playin’, all-American celebration of song!

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Tickets

All tickets are $25

Tickets are only available by phone.

Call the Box Office at 860.873.8668

BOX OFFICE SUMMER HOURS:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday & Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 4pm - 6pm

Gelston House Outdoor Dining Package -only $49 per person!

The dinner package includes a 2-course dinner and ticket to the concert. You will be seated at tables on the lawn at the Gelston House, overlooking the concert area for dinner and the duration of the show. Parties will be seated at tables of up to four people and must be purchased at the same time, through the Goodspeed box office. VIEW MENU

Please note that the package price includes dinner, tax and a ticket to the concert. It does not include beverages or gratuity. Also, please note that there may be other diners in the same area who are not attending the concert; they will not have a full view of the stage.

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Things to know before you go

TICKETING & SEATING

Designated Seating Areas: This event takes place on the Goodspeed Lawn. You will choose a Designated Seating Area when you purchase your tickets (4’ x 6’ for up to four people; 6’x8’ for five or six people). Please try to stay within your area. We are following state guidelines and all Designated Seating Areas will be a minimum of 15’ from other Designated Seating Areas. VIEW SEATING MAP

Tickets: No physical tickets will be used. Your Designated Seating Area will be noted by row and seat numbers which will appear in an email confirmation when you purchase your tickets. When you arrive at the event, an usher will check you in based on your last name and direct you to your Designated Seating Area. All members of your party must enter together.

Timed Entry: In order to minimize lines, you will be assigned a 15 minute arrival time window (e.g. 5:00-5:15) when you will be allowed into the event area. Please wait in your car until your assigned time. Your entry time will be emailed to you one week prior to your event. All members of your party must enter together.

Entrances, Exits, and Guest Traffic Flow: Entrance and exit will be from 2 locations – at the footbridge from the main Goodspeed parking lot and from the walkway in front of the Opera House. While waiting in line to check in or to use the bathroom, please maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people. You may review a map of the event area HERE.

Rain Policy: If a performance is cancelled due to weather, we will contact you by email at approximately 3:00pm (2:30pm for David Lutken concert) on the day of the show as well as post it on the Goodspeed website and on our Facebook page. You will receive a full refund for your tickets if the event is cancelled.

YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY

Safety Policies: Please note that Goodspeed follows state and CDC guidelines for safety. 

  • Face masks are required at all times, except when seated in your Designated Seating Area. No one will be admitted to the event area without a mask.  

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances and bathrooms.  

  • All guests are asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from other guests and Goodspeed staff at all times while attending the event.

Health Questions: Before you leave for the event, please ask everyone in your party to review the following questions:

  1. Do you, or anyone traveling with you, have a temperature of 100.4 of higher OR any of the COVID-19 symptoms? If yes, please call the box office to cancel your tickets and receive a full refund.
  2. Have you, or anyone traveling with you, been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days? If yes, please call the box office to cancel your tickets and receive a full refund.
  3. If you are travelling from out of state and the CDC, or any other division of federal or state government, issues any travel advisory that clearly prohibits your trip to Connecticut, please call the box office to cancel your tickets and receive a full refund.

OTHER INFORMATION

Run Time: The concert will last approximately one hour, with no intermission.

Bathrooms: Portable bathrooms will be provided at the event. They will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Hand sanitizer will be provided for your use before and after using the bathroom. One of the portable bathrooms will be accessible.

What Can I Bring?: Blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and small coolers are allowed. Blankets should not be larger than 4’ x 6’ for a group of four people or 8’ x 6’ for groups of five or six. You may bring your own food and beverages. Please plan to remove all trash and take it with you when you leave. No umbrellas or pets allowed.

Food and Beverage: You may bring your own food and beverage to the event. Food and beverages are not available for sale at the event. Please plan to remove all trash and take it with you when you leave. 

Changing Guidelines: All guidelines are subject to change by federal, state, or local authorities. Please review all posted signage for the most updated requirements. Failure to adhere to posted guidelines will result in all party members being asked to leave the event grounds. No refunds will be given.

GELSTON HOUSE DINNER PACKAGE

Tickets: No physical tickets will be used. The Gelston House hostess will check you in by last name and assign your table when you arrive. All members of your party must enter together. Please enter from in front of the Gelston House and remain at your table during the concert. You will not be allowed to enter the concert area.

Entry Time: You will be assigned either a 5:00pm or 5:15pm arrival time.

Rain Policy: If a performance is cancelled due to weather, we will contact you by email at approximately 3:00pm (2:30pm for David Lutken concert) on the day of the show as well as post it on the Goodspeed website and on our Facebook page. You will receive a full refund for your dinner and tickets if the event is cancelled.

Safety Policies: Please note that Goodspeed and the Gelston House follow state and CDC guidelines for safety. Face masks are required, except when seated at your table. No one will be admitted without a mask. Hand sanitizer will be available. All guests are asked to maintain a 6 foot distance from other guests and Gelston House staff at all times.

Health Questions: Before you leave for the event, please ask everyone in your party to review the following questions.

  1. Do you, or anyone traveling with you, have a temperature of 100.4 of higher OR any of the COVID-19 symptoms? If yes, please call the box office to cancel your tickets and receive a full refund.
  2. Have you, or anyone traveling with you, been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days? If yes, please call the box office to cancel your tickets and receive a full refund.
  3. If you are travelling from out of state and the CDC, or any other division of federal or state government, issues any travel advisory that clearly prohibits your trip to Connecticut, please call the box office to cancel your tickets and receive a full refund.

Running Time: The concert will last approximately one hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

Changing Guidelines: All guidelines are subject to change by federal, state, or local authorities. Please review all posted signage for the most updated requirements. Failure to adhere to posted guidelines will result in all party members being asked to leave the event grounds. No refunds will be given.