Namoli Brennet will perform at the Garde Theater to kick off the Music on the Mezzanine series on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

 The Garde Arts Center is proud to share that Namoli Brennet will perform at the Garde Theater to kick off the Music on the Mezzanine series at 325 State Street in New London on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at
Celebrate Pride Month with the first of a new and exciting music series Music on the Mezzanine featuring LGBTQ+ artists brought to you by Mezza Concerts. Having hosted house concerts for over 15 years, queer activist, Constance Kristofik is taking shows OUT of her home and into the esteemed Garde Arts Center where you will encounter the same intimate experience within the cozy and stylish space of the Pfizer Mezzanine. 

Namoli Brennet’s performance will include the pride anthem “We Belong” that was featured in the local documentary “Holding Space for Each Other: New London’s LGBTQ+ Community.” The film has been in the festival circuit but will be made available to the public very soon. Opening the show will be spoken word artist Minerva Sadorra.

Namoli Brennet has been writing, recording, touring and releasing albums since the age of Napster. Country Queer called her 2020 release, Light It Up, “An uplifting shot of hope…that queers the sonic landscape.” A multi-instrumentalist with a degree in composition, Brennet’s decades-long career has seen her morph from more traditional singer/songwriter fare into what one reviewer called a “sonic painter,” creating rich, ambient textures as a backdrop for often profound and poetic lyrics. Her music explores themes of belonging, struggle and spirituality and paints a picture of an artist who’s spent their share of time looking for light in the darkness. Namoli has performed in most of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and Germany; has been nominated for numerous Outmusic awards, the German Music Critics award (twice) and was listed on the inaugural Trans 100 list. She’s also been featured on NPR and her music is featured in the Emmy-award-winning film Out In The Silence. Her latest album, The Poet Tree, was released in December 2023.
This event is generously sponsored by Giabonnis & Co. Salon, OUT CT, Blu-Prints Unlimited Inc., and Crissy's Critters


CALENDAR LISTING: Namoli Brennet will perform at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London, CT, on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $25 each plus fees at or call the box office at 860-444-7373 x1 Tue-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT 06320.  

For photos and interviews, please contact 
Jeanne Sigel, (860) 961-4106,
About the Garde Arts Center
Founded in 1985, The Garde, Southeastern Connecticut’s non-profit home for the performing arts and cinema, in the heart of downtown New London, CT, presents a full spectrum of music, dance, film, and special events at its restored historic (1926) 1425-seat Garde Theater movie palace and the 120-seat Oasis Room. The Garde also hosts performances by regional arts organizations and provides educational programs for more than 8,000 young people each year. Under the leadership of Steve Sigel, executive director since 1988, the Garde owns an “arts block” of adjacent buildings, including the Mercer and Meridian Buildings and the Garde cottage, to further the Garde's mission as a major catalyst for the cultural and economic revitalization of New London and the region.

In 2022, the Garde singly received the Outstanding Historic Theatre in America award from the League of Historic American Theatres.

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