Connecticut Magazine’s Recommendations for Arts and Culture Activities in the State of 2021

The Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven will transform into the Westville Music Bowl on April 28, 2021.

Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

After the Connecticut Tennis Center had hosted major WTA and ATP tournaments for men and women since 1990, it was quiet and empty after the 2018 season. The silence was short-lived. While the larger, covered amphitheater in Bridgeport went through very public hardships before it opened, the new life of the former New Haven tennis stadium was as Westville music bowl announced, built and completed. News spread like fire on a mountain, and greedy crowds, hungry for the live music experience during the long winter of the pandemic, rushed in to grab the bowl at this 5,000-seat venue. Westville immediately established itself as a regional oasis for dedicated jam rock fans who are known for touring with bands cross-country and for years (and counting) residency with the Brooklyn supergroup Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Totally vaccinated and eager to feel the feeling that I have forgotten, I have now held ticket stubs to JRAD, The Daze Between and Trey Anastasio Band shows, but the path goes on forever. See you at the fair. – James Gripbon

45 Yale Ave., New Haven, westvillemusicbowl.com

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