Music for Thought

Come join us on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at The Pond House Cafe, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT for the Music for Thought fundraiser to benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut.  The event will take place from 6:30-10:00pm, and tickets are $75 per person.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar while listening to an evening of music with The Shinolas.  The Shinolas include Hartford area musical luminaries Jim Chapdelaine (gtrs), Lorne Entress (drums), Paul Kochanski (bass), and Ed Iarusso (pedal steel). Members have recorded or performed with none other than Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Lori McKenna, Big Al Anderson, Charlie Musselwhite, Mike Love, Susan Tedeschi, Jon Pousette Dart and other acclaimed artists. And if that weren't enough, Jim has won twelve (and counting) Emmys composing soundtracks for CPTV.

All proceeds will benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. For more than 30 years, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) has been Connecticut's resource for concussion and more severe brain injury awareness, education, resources and support. BIAC's primary objective is to support individuals with brain injuries, their families, caregivers and brain injury professionals while increasing awareness of brain injury and its prevention.

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Can't attend in person?  We have great Auction items that can be bid on without attending!  Items include fabulous seats to Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun and a Vance Joy autographed guitar.   Click here for more information.