MADISON, Conn. - The Madison Beach Hotel is pleased to announce its summer line-up for the 5th Annual Grassy Strip Music & Art Series. Hosted each Wednesday evening June 29th until August 31st from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the 2016 free concerts will showcase an array of American artists, including American musician, singer and songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, United States Coast Guard Dixieland Band, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. With her trademark mile-high platinum beehive hairdo and enviable collection of sequins and rhinestones, Christine Ohlman will return again this year on August 24 for another unforgettable performance with her band, Rebel Montez. Also returning is English Pop hit-maker, The Fixx to close out the Summer.

"Our hotel is honored and excited to have The US Coast Guard Dixieland Band perform at our July 13th concert," said Madison Beach Hotel General Manager, John Mathers. The United States Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America and is the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security.

"Bringing back the Glenn Miller Orchestra, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band and The Fixx is also a unique treat for our town and shoreline neighbors who have lobbied hard for their return," continued Mathers.

Initiated in the Summer of 2012, the Grassy Strip Music & Art Series is a complimentary family event hosted by the Madison Beach Hotel one night each week during the Summer season. "We are so blessed to be part of a community where civic responsibility and family values are a strong part of our culture. This event is one way we choose to celebrate that," continued Mathers.

In addition to this summer of music and fun the Madison Beach Hotel is launching the West Wharf Community Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the beauty of the West Wharf area of Madison and insure its future prosperity. The Madison Beach Hotel and owners, Ric and Dawn Duques will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 contributions to the "West Wharf Sand Pail", which will be passed out at each event. Monies collected will be given toward a variety of different local charities and initiatives.  

"Each Thursday morning this summer, members of our hotel team, our neighbors, friends and municipal volunteers will meet to comb the beaches and streets of our neighborhoods from the Surf Club to the Beach Club in search of trash, glass, and cigarette butts. If it's there, we'll find it," exclaimed Mathers. "Our West Wharf Community Alliance is just a fun way of engaging our neighbors and friends at giving back to our remarkable community."

The Grassy Strip Music & Art Series starts on June 29th and will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday until August 31st.  All concerts will take place on the front lawn of the Madison Beach Hotel located at 94 West Wharf Rd., Madison, CT. The rain location for this event is in the ballroom at the Madison Beach Hotel.


June 29th

Marshall Crenshaw

July 6th

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

July 13th

United States Coast Guard Dixieland Band

July 20th

Glenn Miller Orchestra

July 27th

Adam Ezra Group

August 3rd

The Angry O'Hara's

August 10th

Another Tequila Sunrise - An Eagles Tribute

August 17th

Scott Kirby- Vibes of Margaritaville

August 24th

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

August 31st

The Fixx

In an effort to minimize traffic congestion in the West Wharf neighborhood, the public is encouraged to take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle service.  Shuttles run continuously from 6pm - 11pm between the hotel and both the Scranton Gazebo (in front of Stop & Shop), and the Surf Club.

Concerts are free and open to all ages. For more information, please call: 203.245.1404 or visit:

Sandrine Sebag
Regan Communications

About Madison Beach Hotel:
Madison Beach Hotel officially opened on June 21, 2012 and in 2015 was selected to be part of Hilton's distinctive Curio Collection. The premier beach front resort boasts 33 elegantly appointed stylish rooms with spacious balconies; a luxurious full-service spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The upscale resort also features The Wharf, the hotel's newly renovated restaurant, offering progressive coastal cuisine. Additionally, the hotel offers the perfect setting for a wedding or special event, with its grand ballroom and spectacular view of the Long Island Sound. Madison Beach Hotel is owned by Ric and Dawn Duques who have worked with Distinctive Hospitality Group to develop and execute the luxurious Madison Beach Hotel. Madison Beach Hotel is the conception of a team of hospitality industry leaders and offers guests all around opulence with unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound, fine dining, and the highest quality accommodations and customer service. Madison Beach Hotel is located at 94 West Wharf Road in Madison, Connecticut. For more information, please call: 203-245-1404 or visit:

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