First Friday | Eight to the Bar

Eight to the Bar
Eight to the Bar


First Friday | Eight to the Bar

Connect with friends and make new ones with the galleries as your backdrop at the NBMAA's First Friday, New Britain’s Best Happy Hour.

This month’s feature act, Eight to the Bar, will get you on the dance floor as they perform their colorful mix of forties jazz and swing, fifties jump blues, and their own swing and blues infused originals. Known for their powerful female vocals and strong performances, Eight to the Bar packs a visual wallop that has earned them local and national attention as well as the 2014 Best Live Band award by Hartford Magazine.

At 6 p.m., explore our collection with other art lovers in a tour guided by one of the Museum's knowledgeable docents.

We will also be unveiling the newest addition to the NBMAA – Create Space – our first interactive gallery space open to the public! Located in the second-floor McKernan gallery, Create Space offers an artistic environment, with pop-up style activities and daily events for visitors to discover. Stop by for interactive 2020/20+ Women inspired button-making and other staff led activities!

All activities, tours, and performances are included with your ticket.

Registration and Ticket Purchasing


$7 Members

$12 non-Members

Cash bar: $4 well drinks, $6 calls, and $8 top shelf