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January 2019

Martin Kelly Acoustic Trio

January 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Martin Kelley Acoustic Trio

January 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 14, 2019

Friday Happy Hours

January 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Get the weekend started! Enjoy reduced drink prices, our own Revolutionary Ale at $3 the pint, complimentary appetizers and Ray on the piano. TGIF!

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March 2019

Post Essex Go Bragh Tap Room Festivities

March 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Enter our spirited Tap Room and enjoy music by Frank and John's Acoustic Duo from 11:30 - 2:30 pm. Immediately after, Guinness will sponsor a "Pint Glass Etching" until 4:30 pm. Enjoy Reuben Sliders all day in addition to our Lunch and Tavern Fare menus. Festive indeed!

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Acoustic Duo Frank and John + Pint Glass Etching

March 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Immediately following the parade at 11:30 a.m. (see featured Area Event) step into our Tap Room where all manner of festivity is on tap! The Frank and John Acoustic Duo will perform until 2:30 immediately followed by a Pint Glass Etching sponsored by Guinness. Cornbeef Sliders will be offered all day in addition to our Lunch and Tavern Fare menus. Festive indeed!

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The Jovial Crew ~ St. Pat’s Day!

March 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The Jovial Crew will perform in our ‘Back Room’ to celebrate this festive holiday! A very spirited bunch - and a very spirited evening indeed!

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Eric Ducoff Band

March 29, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
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Blues and rock n’ roll trio all about big songs, and big guitar, with a salute to the rock and blues heroes. Eric Ducoff, guitar and vocals; Jeff Berg, bass; Nick Toscano, drums.

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May 2019

Old Dog New Trick

May 10, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Frank’s Trio

May 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

June 2019

Local Honey Jam

June 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Singer/songwriter Erin Smith, formerly of the Dizzy River Band, joins forces with a changeable lineup of talented musicians.

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Survivors’ Night ~ Sea Music Celebration

June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

ONE MORE NIGHT! This is the spirited "close" to the annual 4-day Mystic Seaport Musical Festival featuring musicians from the Festival and our "own" Jovial Crew with legendary "Chantey Man" Cliff Haslam leading the charge. It's a bigger than big Monday night so all are performing in our 'Back Room' where you may enjoy dining with us too.  Ring for reservations, 860.767.1776. It's more like a "concert" as opposed to our more boisterous Monday nights in the Tap Room, so…

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LongSplice

June 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Talented musicians play a variety of string instruments, including banjos, bringing a mix of Bluegrass, Americana and Civil War songs to our spirited Tap Room! A female vocalist adds harmony to these lively tunes.   artwork by Kirko Creative at kirkocreative.com

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October 2019

Coast Guard Idlers Coming to Tap Room

October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

The sounds of the Coast Guard Idlers, the all male a cappella group of cadets, will fill our Tap Room once again with spirited sea shanties and patriotic songs. The Psych '60's will also be on tap, kicking things off at 8:30 pm. What a combo!

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December 2019

December – Season Opener with Coast Guard Idlers

December 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In addition to enjoying all that is December at The Gris - a festive atmosphere with holiday decor, a Holiday Bill of Fare served by costumed waitstaff and the Royal Court Singers who perform seasonal classics table-side - December 2nd offers our dinner guests the added entertainment of the Coast Guard Idlers, an all-male a cappella group of cadets from the Academy that perform throughout our dining rooms, ending in our spirited Tap Room. It is the Innkeepers' favorite night…

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NYE ~ The Psychedelic 60’s

December 31, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Come party with us and ring in the New Year with this uber popular group! They'll be playing the 'Back Room' from 10pm-1am with room for dancing! We'll bring in 2020 with Peace, Love and Rock n' Roll!

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January 2020

Kokosingers Return Tuesday

January 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

https://youtu.be/hAyv193lfjk The all-male a cappella group from Kenyon College, The Kokosingers, return to the Tap Room for their annual engagement! The talented and spirited "Kokes" will perform two sets from 6:00 to 7:30 pm with a repertoire ranging from Barbershop to Beatles to current pop hits with a few soulful ballads in the mix. What a way to continue the festivities! Check out their beautiful rendition of Loch Lomond - our favorite!

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February 2020

Local Honey Acoustic

February 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Singer/songwriter Erin Smith, formerly of the Dizzy River Band, joins forces with a changeable lineup of talented musicians. An uber popular group!

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March 2020

Martin Kelly Duo

March 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on May 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

The Martin Kelly Duo has a soft, yet energetic acoustic rock sound that brings some interesting twists to all-time classics. They create the perfect ambiance for dining, dancing and conversation featuring music by Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens and many others in an "unplugged" format.

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The Jovial Crew – St. Pat’s Day!

March 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
CT United States

The Jovial Crew will perform in our 'Back Room' to celebrate this festive holiday! A very spirited bunch - and a very spirited evening indeed!

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December 2020

‘Cocktail Piano’ with Francine

December 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 8, 2021

The Griswold Inn Tap Room, 36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States

Soak in the spirited atmosphere while Francine tickles the ivories in our Tap Room.

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