January 29, 2023

Maritime Musician Geoff Kaufman to Perform at River Museum on August 16

Maritime folk musician Geoff Kaufman performs on August 16 and August 30 at the Connecticut River Museum’s Thursdays at the Dock summer series

Essex, CT – On Thursday, August 16, maritime musician Geoff Kaufman returns to the Connecticut River Museum’s Thursdays at the Dock summer series to perform songs of the River and the sea.  Skilled in a variety of string instruments, Kaufman is known for his traditional maritime music including sea chantey and ballads.  His resume spans 28 years including 15 years as a member of the powerhouse quartet Forebitter, based at Mystic Seaport.  He will also perform again on August 30.

Now in its fifth summer season, “Thursdays at the Dock” extends the Museum’s daily hours by opening the first floor galleries, museum shop and North deck from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm every Thursday evening through August 30.  All are invited to sample the River’s great heritage and natural beauty while enjoying music and cocktails on the waterfront.  Each week, featured area musicians perform a diverse mix of maritime folk, bluegrass, folk rock, and other popular styles.   Admission is $5 per person, museum members are admitted free.  Cash bar and light snacks will be available.  For more information on Thursdays at the Dock, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call 860-767-8269.  The Connecticut River Museum is located at 67 Main Street on the historic waterfront in Essex, CT.