Harmony Trail Weekend | June 22 & 23, 2019
Harmony Trail Reveal and Community Music Stroll
Saturday, June 22, 10 AM – 12 PM | Donahue Park to Grey Sail
Celebrate Music! Meet at Donahue Park in Pawcatuck and walk the Harmony Trail with Richard Cooke, the Grammy Award winner and the creator of Freenotes Harmony Park Instruments, which now grace our downtown community. Bring an instrument. Bring your friends. Bring your harmony. Community groups are encouraged to attend and represent their organization. This 1-mile stroll will begin at Donahue Park and end at Grey Sail Brewery, stopping at each instrument to play with local musicians and unveil our newest addition to the community. The Harmony Trail Stroll will take approximately 1-2 hour.
VIP Meet and Greet Breakfast with Paul Winter and Richard Cooke.
Sunday, June 23, 10 AM – 12 PM | Knickerbocker Music Center
Join Grammy Award winners and special guest Paul Winter and Richard Cooke for breakfast. Have an opportunity to ask questions and hear stories of both of their decades of amazing musical experiences. Tickets are $25 per person. Only 100 available. Can be purchased on Bricks and Mural website.
FREE Musical Workshop with Richard Cooke and Corinne Gibbons
Sunday, June 23, 1 PM – 3 PM | Knickerbocker Music Center
Whether your instrument or your voice is your trumpet, we invite all musicians to a unique experience where every instrument matters equally. Join Grammy Award winner, Richard Cooke, and singer/writer/teambuilder and vocal coach, Corinne Gibbons as they teach how to unify music and harmony. Instruments are encouraged and some will be provided. All ages are encouraged. This is a free workshop. A donation to the Harmony Trail Project can be made for your experience. The Knickerbocker will be open for food and beverage. Please register in advance as space is limited.
Bricks and Murals, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, will be creating a Harmony Trail throughout the two towns. The Harmony Trail will consist of a series of outdoor instruments situated throughout the community where the public can play. These instruments are designed and manufactured by Freenotes Harmony Park, the leader in outdoor musical instruments designed by Grammy Award winning musician Richard Cooke. They have been building and placing instruments around the world for over 20 years.
Each instrument is durable, sustainable and perfectly tuned to enhance any outdoor space. They provide music therapy, educational experiences, cognitive function and bring community together.
We plan to install a series of instruments on town and private properties in both Westerly, Rhode Island and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. The instruments will be purchased, installed and maintained by Bricks and Murals on behalf of Harmony Trail. We are working on finalizing the locations which will include safety, accessibility to the public, distance from residences, and areas where public art seems natural. Look for the instruments in late Spring/early Summer of 2019!
Your donations will help bring music to downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck for years to come! To donate, go to BricksandMurals.org, click the “Donate” button and in the area where it asks for “special instructions” let us know if you want this to go to a specific instrument/location or dedication. Your donations are tax deductible.