August 19, 2022

Kick-Off Concert for Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival Draws Hundreds to Listen, Picnic, Dance

OLD LYME – What a beautiful night for a concert!

Hundreds of people turned out last night for the opening event of Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival when The Mighty¬†Soul¬†Drivers brought the classic soul sounds of Memphis and points South to the banks of the Lieutenant River adjacent to the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme.

Folk were picnicking, a variety of food trucks were on-site offering all kinds of delicacies, and the toe-tapping sounds from the band brought many to their feet to dance joyfully under the stars. did a roaring trade in all kinds of delectable cookies and brownies. The business is run by Lymes’ Youth Service Director Mary Seidner’s sister-in-law. The photo above shows Mary standing in the center between her brother-in-law and sister-in-law.