Arts on Call 2020

Gift someone you love with a—socially distanced—arts performance! Choose an artist from the roster below and select a time for that artist to perform at an outdoor location of your choice. Artists will arrive at the designated time, phone or text the residence, then perform a 10-15 minute set of (primarily acoustic) music/dance/poetry/theater, outdoors in front of the residence, while observing social distancing. Artists will not enter an apartment building or a multifamily home, but can perform in front of a complex. Performers are all solo acts or groups who have been isolating together.

Performances will be available on the hour between 11 AM and 6 PM. Sales for any given day will end when all performances are sold out or at 2 PM the day before. In the event of rain (or other postponement circumstance), the artist will contact the purchaser and reschedule as may be mutually agreeable. Performance fees have been established by the artists themselves and 100% of the fee will be paid to the artist.

PLEASE NOTE: Performance addresses should be limited to a 10-mile radius of downtown New Haven.

New Haven Arts on Call is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and is presented with support from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University.

Casey Carle's Bubble Bonanza: A Soap Bubble Spectacular!

A display of color, air movement, family-friendly tunes, and mesmerizing soap bubble creations, including humongous bubbles, long bubble tubes, bubble clouds, countless bubbles, and more. Brought to you by a professional entertainer with 30 years of experience performing around the globe. 


Tom Burgess, Solo Acoustic Guitarist

Tom Burgess performs a solo acoustic blend of American classic rock, folk, and country tunes, as well as a catalog of original albums.


Val Ramos, Flamenco Guitarist

Original Flamenco guitar music featuring traditional Flamenco forms such as Sevillanas, Farruca, Malagueña, Danza Mora, Soleares, and Bulerias. Performance will consist of four such musical pieces.


Lara Herscovitch

Former Connecticut State Troubadour (think poet laureate, only music), Lara Herscovitch leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift, and entertain.


Terri Lachance

I sing and play from the heart. People always tell me I remind them of someone and suggest songs they think I would like. I am approachable and love to perform.


Tiffany Jackson

Tiffany Jackson will perform excerpts from her one-woman-show "From the Hood to the Ivy League" that depicts her journey from the inner city to the deep south, to becoming an artist, educator, and community leader.


Alexis Robbins

Alexis Robbins is a tap and contemporary dancer and who enjoys combining the two forms, sometimes with spoken word. Enjoy an original percussive and contemporary dance performance, with and without shoes, to a wide range of musical stylings.


Sister Funk Trio

Sister Funk will be performing as a Trio: guitar, keyboards, 3 vocals and percussion (cajon and Djembe) doing a variety of both current and classic pop/rock covers for folks to sing or dance along to as well as playing their blend of original groove-rock.


Glenn Roth

Glenn Roth will perform a mix of his original fingerstyle compositions and popular arrangements of pop rock classics with vocal covers.


Sova Dance & Puppet Theater

The performance highlights the great flight and transformation of the butterfly from Mexico to Canada displayed visually through the presence of various butterflies, but only the monarch makes the greatest and longest flight in such mass numbers. Live music, giant puppets and pure joy prevail here in our journey.


Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers is a nationally recognized singer, acoustic songwriter, and visual artist whose work is focused on hope, joy, peace, and the human condition.