Event Details

Join us for the McGrailaPalooza Art and Music Festival! McGrailaPalooza is a gathering and celebration of the artistic talents of the McGrail family, extended family members, and close friends to be held July 13-15, 2018. It's also a great way for everyone to visit in a casual beach location!

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This is a BYOB event. Your Palooza Pass covers admission for all events, refreshments, Saturday evening dinner, and entertainment.

All events take place at the VFW hall, 39 Columbus Avenue, Niantic, CT.

Lineup:

Friday July 13

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Meet and greet; light refreshments served.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Introduction to McGrailaPalooza
  • Readings by Marguerite McGrail, Mary McGrail, Anne McGrail, Shawna Mullen, Lauren Sanders, Erica Ferencik, Julia Miller.

Saturday July 14

10:00 AM-12:00 PM:

  • Artists and exhibitors set up period.

1:00PM - 5:00 PM

  • Gallery viewing of art, paintings, photography, sculpture, and handcrafted items by James McGrail, Russell Shitabata, Michael McGrail, Dawn LeTellier, Izzy Dow, Mary McGrail.
    Light refreshments served.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Palooza Theatre! Short performances featuring:

  • Infomercial Parody with Eamonn McGrail (audiovisual)
  • "Free for You" with Mary McGrail and Julia Miller.
  • “Thigh-high boots, a Scooter and a Stage,” with Donna Folan

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Pizza, wrap sandwiches, jambalaya, salad, seltzers and dessert served. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Rock out to Jam Sandwich and friends with Matt McGrail
  • Dan McGrail acoustic set
  • Patrick McGrail performs "Pure Pop for Now People"

Looking to perform? Click here to tell us who what!

Sunday July 15

9:00 AM

  • Tir Na Nog 5K run/walk. Start and finish at VFW hall. Anyone can join...just show up!
  • Not interested in running? No problem, you can volunteer to work the water station, or simply cheer as loud as you can!
  • Click here for map of the course.

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Coffee, donuts, muffins, juice served.

2:00PM - 3:00 PM

  • Clean up and hang out.

Notice for Dog Lovers: Unfortunately no dogs are allowed at the VFW Hall. Keep in mind Niantic has a strict policy against dogs on any public beaches through Labor Day, including McCook Point Park down the street from our venue, as well as the Niantic Boardwalk.

  • When: Fri Jul. 13 - 6:00 pm
    to
    Sun Jul. 15 3:00 pm

  • Address: VFW Kari Hall Post 5849
    Niantic CT,US 06333

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