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Jen Vanderlyn and Free Thought Autumn Dates 2012

Thu., Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Cultural Cocktail Hour – Butler-McCook House and Garden, Hartford, CT – free admission

Sun., Sept. 16, 11:30-12:15 p.m. Autumn Handmade Market – Freight Street Gallery, Waterbury, CT – free admission

Sat., Sept. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Family Nature Day – White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, CT – $6 admission for all of day’s events


Sat., May 19, 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.Litchfield Historical Society Family Day – Litchfield History Museum, Litchfield CT – Jen Vanderlyn solo shows, free admission.

Sat., June 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
Green Well Organic Tea & Coffee – New Haven, CT – w/ guitarist Dave Koch. Also visit Green Well’s Facebook page or find them on Twitter: @greenwell44crwn. Free admission, BYOB.

Sun., June 10, 12 p.m. –
Litchfield Hills Road Race Corner of Alain White Road and Constitution Way, Litchfield, CT – Free Thought show

June 23-24, June 30-July 1, July 7-8
Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire – Warsaw Park, Ansonia, CT – Jen Vanderlyn appearing with Kate Vanderlyn, three shows a day. Visit to download and view the complete performance schedule.

July 14, 6:45 p.m. – Danbury City Center – Danbury, CT – Free Thought opening for In Harmony, free admission.

July 15, 1-1:45 p.m.ArtZfest – Thomaston, CT – Free Thought performing. Find ArtZfest on Facebook at

July 15, 4:15-4:45 p.m.Connecticut Ballet’s Summer Dance Caravan – Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT – Free Thought performing, followed by ballet performance.

July 30, 6 p.m.Tunes on the Dunes – Westerly Town Beach, Westerly, RI – Free Thought appearing with guitarist Dave Koch, opening for Steve Forbert, free admission.

Sat., Mar. 17, 5-7 p.m. – Art and Frame – Danbury, CT (Free show)

Fri., Mar. 30, 8 p.m. – The Buttonwood Tree: Singers in the Round with Tiff Jimber and Luis Narino – Middletown, CT (Tickets $10)

Fri., Apr. 6, 9:30 p.m. – Pickers’ Night Out at the Redding Roadhouse – Redding, CT (Free show with an assortment of musicians, myself included)

Fri., Apr. 13, 8 p.m. – Metta Friday at the Phoenix Rising Center – Thomaston, CT (Tickets $10, includes refreshments)

Sat., Apr. 28, 7-9 p.m. – Woodridge Lake – Goshen, CT (Free to residents)

Jen Vanderlyn performs at WCSU’s Midtown Coffeehouse Thursday, Jan. 19 from 9-9:45 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. This show is open to the public and free, though donations are welcome.

The Midtown Coffeehouse is located in Alumni Hall at Western Connecticut State University – Midtown Campus in Danbury, CT.

For more information, visit

More dates to come!

Jen Vanderlyn is today’s guest blogger on “Writing Secrets of 7 Scribes” – the topic? Songwriting, of course! Check it out here!

Free Thought Autumn Dates 2011

Fri., Nov. 11, 8-10 p.m. – Bank Street Coffee House – New Milford, CT **Jen Vanderlyn solo show (Rescheduled from Nov. 4)

Sat., Nov. 27, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – Litchfield Historical Society Holiday Stroll, Litchfield, CT **Jen Vanderlyn solo show

More to come!

Just in case you missed it, were out of range, or just want to hear it again, here is a link to our July 14 interview with Stephan Allison on WESU FM: River Valley Rhythms – July 14

Free Thought Summer Dates 2011

Sat. July 9, 7-8 p.m. – Danbury City Center – Danbury, CT (Opening Act for The Larry Ayce Band)

Tues. July 12, 6-8 p.m. – Bushel Sposato Park – Westerly, RI

Sat., July 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Watertown Farmers’ Market, Watertown, CT

Sat. July 16, 4:30-5 p.m., 6-6:15 p.m. – Connecticut Ballet’s Summer Dance Caravan – White Memorial in Litchfield, CT

Wed. July 20, 7-9 p.m. – Litchfield Green – Litchfield, CT

Tues. Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m. – South Green (Union Park) – Middletown, CT

Sat., Aug. 6, 3:45-4 p.m. – Huntington Folk Festival – Heckscher Park, Main Street (Rte. 25A), Huntington, NY

Free Thought Radio and TV Appearances 2011

Thu. July 14, 4-5 p.m. – WESU 88.1 FM Middletown – River Valley Rhythms with Stephan Allison

It’s that time of year again! It’s winter break and that means Kate and I will be leaving Nashville for wonderful, wintry New England. We’ve got a couple of things we wanted to let you all know about, especially for all of you living in Connecticut …

We’ll be appearing on Carol Moore’s “Vignette” TV Show on Torrington’s Local Access Channel 5 on Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.

Then on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m., we’ll be performing at Frugal Finds Consignment Boutique at 705 Main St. in Watertown, Conn.

And all of this leads up to… a very folky, holiday concert at Bank Street Coffee House at 56 Bank St. in New Milford, Conn. on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hope to see you and we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday!

Best, Jen

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