First Friday | Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer

Grayson Hugh Polly Messer
Grayson Hugh Polly Messer


First Friday | Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer

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, celebrate the sounds of summer with Connecticut-native singers/songwriters Grayson Hugh and Polly Messer!

An accomplished musician, Hugh’s major label debut album, Blind To Reason (1988), was certified Gold in the United States, and his second release, Road To Freedom (1992), was hailed as “one of the year’s best” by Billboard Magazine, and featured several global radio hits including "Talk It Over," "Bring It All Back," and "How ‘Bout Us." In 2015, he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Americana Album category. Polly Messer, formerly of Eight to the Bar, is a swing singer who has been complementing Hugh’s music with her incredible vocals.

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

All activities, tours, and performances are included with admission.

Registration and Ticket Purchasing


$7 Members

$12 non-Members

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