Madison Beach Hotel Hosting Free Movie Tuesday, Free Music And Art Series Thursday

Tuesday night kicks off summer movie series of free family movies on the lawn. Thursday will feature master musicians Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher. MBH still seeking local artists!


Madison Beach Hotel is kicking off a summer movie series Tuesday night, with "Finding Nemo" at sundown. "It's free to the public, bring a blanket or chair," said hotel General Manager John Mathers.

The hotel is also hosting the second  “GRASSY STRIP Music and Art Series” oon Thursday, July 5th, and has issued another call for local artists and artisans.
Issues Call for Local Artisans

The second in the series will run Thursday, July 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

It will be on the lawn in front of the Madison Beach Hotel at 94 West Wharf Rd., Madison, CT

Here are some additional details from the hotel:

The newly-launched Madison Beach Hotel is making a cultural and social contribution at its new seaside home with the GRASSY STRIP Music and Art Series, a weekly summer night festival celebrating first class musical performers and regional artists and crafts people.

Open to Shoreline area neighbors and hotel guests of all ages, the GRASSY STRIP Music and Art Series is a complimentary celebration of live music performances along with a selection of regional artisans including painters, potters, jewelers, woodcrafters and a variety of others showcasing their talents.
Madison Beach Hotel is also putting a call out to local artisans of all kinds, who are interested in showcasing their work during a GRASSY STRIP event. To be considered, artists should submit photos of their works to Madison Beach    Hotel General    Manager, John    Mathers, at john.mathers@madisonbeachhotel.com.

The inspiration for the series comes from the resort’s owners, Ric and Dawn Duques. The couple, having just opened the spectacular seaside property has
been unequivocal in their mission of sharing a world-class hospitality experience while maintaining an eco-thoughtful and sustainable operating culture. Equally important has been in showcasing regional vendors, farmers, fisherman and artisans whenever possible. The Music and Art Series is an example of this commitment. The Duques’ have personally funded the Audubon Society’s recent Dune Reclamation project in their town and have pledged substantial support of the reconstruction of Madison’s West Wharf area that was severely damaged as a result of last year’s devastating, Hurricane Irene.

On July 5th, the Madison Beach Hotel will welcome Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher– master musicians, riveting performers, soulful and expressive singers who have become legendary in the Boston music scene– for Madison’s live, outdoor summer music series. Music aficionados are invited to pull up a blanket and plunk down on the grassy strip to take in the cool sounds of Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher or stroll through the displays from local artisans.
In upcoming weeks, the property will also host acts such as Chris Trapper and the Adam Ezra Trio. The full line-up will be released shortly on www.GRASSYSTRIP.com.

This event is open to all ages and is complimentary to attend. For reservations to The Wharf Restaurant, please call: (203) 245-1404. For the best in al fresco entertainment and dining, The Wharf Restaurant also provides limited table seating on the hotel’s scenic deck.

Both Charlie and Jon are Both hit songwriters, together having sold millions of copies of their songs around the world. Both have written for television, motion pictures, and have toured and performed in many of the most prestigious venues in the world. Both have grown and developed through years of creating the soundtrack for so many lives. They have diverse backgrounds, but as veterans of the now legendary Boston music scene, they intersect with a shared history and common love and appreciation for the roots of what makes music move us. A collective respect and enthusiasm for the personal journey music offers both performer and listener. As much as that intersection of styles, influences, and backgrounds makes this collaboration work so well, it’s where those vertices lead that gives it such a rich scope and range. Jon Butcher and Charlie Farren have now combined forces to present a new Duet that is more than a sum of the parts. Their unique talents multiply each other, creating an evening that is instrumentally stunning, vocally powerful, lyrically touching, and just plain fun!

Madison Beach Hotel officially opened on June 21, 2012. The premier beach front resort boasts 33 elegantly appointed, stylish oceanfront rooms and suites with private balconies; a luxurious full-service spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center. The upscale resort also features dining options with something for every occasion including: The Wharf, Madison’s upscale casual restaurant offering oceanfront views and traditional New England fare; Port Bar; Tides on the Sound, for special events dining; and, HighTIDE Lounge, for those looking to entertain bar-side. Madison Beach Hotel is owned and operated by seasoned hospitality experts Ric and Dawn Duques who 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 leader and offers guests all around opulence with unobstructed views of the ocean, fine dining, and the highest quality accommodations and customer service. Madison Beach Hotel is located on the oceanfront at 94 West Wharf Road in Madison Connecticut. For more information, please call: 203-245-1404 or visit: www.MadisonBeachHotel.com.

Founded in 2010, Distinctive Hospitality Group is lead by president and owner, Lou Carrier who offers years of experience in the hospitality industry and has overseen a number of the most successful hotel establishments in the country. Lou launched DHG with a mission to build a portfolio of unique high- end hotels, and comprised a solid team of seasoned hospitality professionals to work towards his dream. Located in Natick, MA, DHG is quickly building a name for its constant dedication to overseeing projects with lasting power and quality, ones that provide hotel guests and restaurant diners with the utmost in experience, service, style and atmosphere. For more information, please visit: www.DistinctiveHospitalityGroup.com.

Debbie Zrike July 04, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Why are all of you so negative? Shame on you!! MBH is trying to do nice things for the town and all you do is gripe. Get over yourselves, and if you don't like what they are offering, for free I might add, Don't go!
Emma T Wallett July 04, 2012 at 08:40 PM
They are just trying to put on a fake front that a corporation actually cares in order to keep cashing in to make profits. This whole project was a big mistake from the start. Very low class no star hokey forms of attempted entertainment. What's next clowns juggling up and down the street? We do need or want them telling us what we should or should want or like. Everything was pretty good before Trump towers moved into town.
Emma T Wallett July 04, 2012 at 08:43 PM
To Debbie Zrike: We would like to get away from what they are doing and "Not Go" but they are bringing all this craziness, noise and lights outside to us while we are just trying to relax on town beach property.
Emile Geisenheimer August 23, 2012 at 03:53 PM
The Madison Beach Hotel is violating the conditions to the zoning variance granted to build the Hotel. The variance sets forth conditions which restrict amplied sound and exterior light. The restriction for sound reads in part "Music amplification or reproduction equipment shall not be operated in such a manner that it is plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet in any direction from the property..." There are also exterior lighting restrictions. The detailed conditions are contained in the Certificate of Decision for Variance Application No.: 8077 dated June 7, 2011. The music can be clearly heard from more than a half mile away! Complaints should be made to the Madison Zoning Enforcement Officer: John De Laura. email: delaurj@madisonct.org or phone 203 245-0242
Anita Bath August 23, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Really...this coming from you who has cost the town thousands? Do you speed on 79?


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