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River Jam - at the Shipyard, Mystic By Ali Kaufman


reat musicians and fantastic bands might not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Connecticut but I can tell you first-hand that talent runs deeper than the river that flows through our fine state. For the sixth time, River Jam will showcase from performers Connecticut as well as Rhode Island and Massachusetts at their annual festival held at the Mystic Shipyard. This event has been a labor of love since its inception and continues to uplift

the community with the joy it brings as well as the charitable contributions it makes. River Jam is also a familywonderful friendly opportunity that highlights yet another reason why people flock from all over to spend time in this lovely seaside hamlet. I spoke to event specialist and co-owner of CMB Creative Group, Courtney Moore, about how she and her team birthed this gathering and continue to nurture it as it grows in popularity. My take on her most valuable assets

are that she is a big fan of the musicians, especially her husband Toby Halsey, guitarist for Wooly Mammoth, and the community in which she lives. Mystic has Courtney’s been home for the last 20 years, and prior to that, she grew up summering here. Moore’s roots are firmly planted, and she continues to branch out in any way that will support her neighbors. I first met Courtney when we were both involved with The Mystic Blues Festival which

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