The Downtown Cabaret Theatre Presents: John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful

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Phone: 203-576-1634 x112



May 28, 2016


The Downtown Cabaret Theatre Presents:

John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful

Bridgeport’s award winning Downtown Cabaret Theatre (DCT) brings to you on June 11 at 5:00 pm & June 12 at 5:00pm John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. “We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots,” John explains, “but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an ‘American’ band.” This The Lovin’ Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their first seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania.

At first they’d taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources – what we now term “roots music” – and made it sound modern. Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by John Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. Which it did. You know the songs by heart: “Do You Believe In Magic?” “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice.” “Daydream.” “Younger Girl.” “Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?” “Summer In The City.” “Rain On The Roof.” “Nashville Cats.” “Six O’Clock.” “Darling Be Home Soon.” “Younger Generation.” These songs did more than simply answer the British invasion, they carried the musical tradition into the future.

For tickets and information visit or call the box office Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm, (203) 576-1636 Option 0.


Notes to Editors:

If you would like more information about John Sebastian or to schedule an interview with DCT Executive Director Hugh Hallinan, please contact Ashley Volkens, 203-576-1634 x112, or

Ticket Prices: $57

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please inform the Box Office of any special needs when ordering tickets.

For more information, or to purchase tickets:

  • By Phone: Box Office: 203-576-1636 Select Option 0
  • In Person: At DCT Box Office, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT. Hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, and 90 minutes prior to performances
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