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Music in the Riverboat

Music on the Riverboat

What could be more enjoyable than listing to live music while sailing down the Connecticut River during a gorgeous sunset? NOTHING!

That’s why we’re offering three nights of music on the Becky Thatcher riverboat. Pick your favorite type of performer from the schedule or, better yet, attend all three!

Friday, July 28: The Jovial Crew  – Songs and tunes of the sea, pub and shore

Friday, August 25: Seat of Our Pants – Country and soulful bluegrass

  • Board the train at Essex Station at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:15 p.m. departure
  • 2-hour cruise down the Connecticut River aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat
  • Train brings you back to Essex Station approximately 9:00 p.m.
  • Food and beverage service are available at the fully stocked bar

(Due to our liquor permit, no BYOB permitted)

Due to the time of day and duration of the cruise, Music on the Riverboat is not recommended for children under 10.

Tickets are $45.00, advanced tickets recommended


Each band will perform between the hours of 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Essex Steam Train & the crew of the Becky Thatcher every month this summer as we dance the night away in front of a beautiful natural backdrop during our Music on the Riverboat concert series!