Connecticut native Jason Spooner will present a family-friendly concert Aug. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Washington.

The concert will take place at the River Walk Pavilion on School Street.

Guests are invited to bring a blanket and picnic.

Over the last few years, the Jason Spooner Band has opened for acts as varied as B.B. King, Michael Franti, Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, Blues Traveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles.

The band was recently named one of Relix Magazine's "On the Verge -- Bands you should know" for its March issue, which is featured prominently at SXSW in Texas.

The band's latest studio album has been featured on Sirius/XM's The Loft channel, on NPR's "All Things Considered" and at more than

11,000 Starbucks retail locations


The album reached the No. 18 spot last year on the national BDS Indicator chart for all of Triple A Radio. It was the only independent album on the chart at the time.

Tickets are $10, $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 60 and older, and are available at the Washington Parks & Recreation office or by calling 860-868-1519.