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Sunset Wednesday: Niall Connolly

On the Great Lawn

Video: Dream Your Way Out Of This One

Niall Connolly - Guitar, Vocals 
Brandon Wilde - Bass, Vocals
Len Monacello - Drums, Vocals
Chris Foley - Electric Guitar

A master of songwriting and storytelling, New York-based, Cork-born songwriter Niall Connolly performs at Wave Hill this summer with his four-piece band, sharing his sincerity, wit and humor. Connolly has released eight studio albums, a live album and an EP. His latest album, Dream Your Way Out of This One, features collaborations with his long-term NYC band, as well as guest appearances from Glen Hansard (Once, The Frames, The Swell Season), Javier Más (Leonard Cohen’s band) and Deni Bonet (REM, Cyndi Lauper, Sarah McLachlan).  Connolly has toured all over Europe and the US, including festival appearances at Glastonbury, CMJ, Prague Fringe Festival, Acoustic Festival Düsseldorf, Cork Folk Festival and Cuala NYC.  


"Terrific. Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop. Connolly is a witty storyteller and not-to-be-missed songsmith." - Chicago Tribune

Sunset Wednesday concerts are held on the Great Lawn. Please leave your blankets home, but feel free to bring a picnic and your own folding chair--ours will fill quickly. You may also use the picnic area adjacent to Glyndor Gallery, or purchase supper from The Café and dine on the Kate French Terrace. In case of rain, the music will move indoors to Armor Hall with overflow space in the Mark Twain Room and the covered terrace. There is no food or drink allowed in Armor Hall. Check wavehill.org for shuttle service and for The Café menu on Sunset Wednesdays. 

Grounds open till 8:30PM.
Glyndor Gallery and The Cafe will be open till 7:30PM.
Perkins Visitor Center and Shop till 7PM.

Free with admission to the grounds. Special evening admission to the grounds starts at 4PM; $12 general adult admission; $8 student and seniors 65+; $6 children ages six+.


Purchase admission online by 4pm on day of event and save $2. Online registration opens May 28. (Sorry, no refunds or credits.) Free to Wave Hill Members and children under age six. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.  

Sunset Wednesdays offer a series of seven lively outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy an inspiring mix of jazz, world, folk, Latin and Caribbean artists in this highly anticipated, summer series.

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