2017 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY CONCERTS AT GROVE STREET PLAZA

Music from 6:00-8:30 pm

Friday June 23 Music By Bad Dog Buddy

 

Bad Dog Buddy is a group of local friends from Darien, New Canaan, Westport and Wilton.  They met playing together in the adult program at the New Canaan School of Rock and through a shared passion for performing live music formed a band! They cover a wide range of music on many different instruments including a violin, sax, banjo and melodica along with guitar, bass, keys and drums.  They perform a few times a year at local bars, events and fundraisers, and yes “Buddy” the dog attends all of their rehearsals and usually gets tangled up in the cords.

Friday June 30 Music By The Spadtastics

 

SPADTASTICS
The Spadtastics band formed in 2006. The band consists of many members of past local Darien bands (Milc, Nick the Fin and Magic Garden). The name “Spadtastics” comes from the late Darien resident and former band leader, David Spadacinni who was the inspiration for this new band. The band covers the popular music of the Grateful Dead which songs were a fixture back in our DHS/College days. Due to family schedules and professions, the band only plays a concert once-a-year.

 

Friday July 7 Music By Mars Project

The Mars Project consists of Mike Marble Hammerin’ those drums, bassist Angel Rissoff beltin’ out the blues and guitarman John “Ratso” Gerardi Strummin’ and singing. You don’t want to miss the out of this world sound of this awesome trio of seasoned professionals.

Friday July 14 Music By Barnstorm!

Barnstorm is back on the plaza bringing their one of a kind take on the classics.

Friday July 21 Music By Kind Bud's Kind Dubs with Waynard Scheller

Bud, of The Kind Buds, teams up with Waynard Scheller, keyboardist for the John K Band’s 2015/16 tour and of Rainbow Full of Sound for an evening of Grateful Dead, original music and other groovy tunes

Friday July 28 Music By Leslie Costa & The Usual Suspects

Singer-songwriter Leslie Costa fell in love with guitar after her cousin, Chris, let her try his 1969 Fender Stratocaster. She formed her own band in 1990 called Leslie Costa and the Usual Suspects. Her contemporaries include artists like: Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Melissa Etherige, Sheryl Crow, Counting Crowes and Natalie Merchant.

Friday August 4 Music By Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke has been entertaining audiences at fairs, festivals, clubs, and concerts, with true Country and Western Music for over 20 years. They have performed with musical legends such as, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Ray Price, Hank Thompson, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins, and countless other country legends. They have performed for two sitting Presidents of the United States, and been voted six years in a row, Band of The Year by The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, This Premier Country Band always brings a refreshing entertaining show for all ages to enjoy.

Friday August 11 Music By Adam Ezra

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Through their non profit organization, RallySound, AEG helps people organize live music events that inspire communities and encourage grassroots activism.

Friday August 18 Music By Harry Bergen with Mods and Rockers

Harry Bergen with Mods and Rockers is a band dedicated to the music of the 60’s such as Van Morrison, the Doors, the Stones and, of course, the Beatles.  The band promises to delight audiences of all ages and especially, children of the sixties!

Friday August 25 Music By CC: Legend

CC: Legend is a tribute to the music of reggae pioneer Bob Marley. Named after his seminal greatest hits album, the band delivers an authentic recreation of all your favorite uplifting and infectious songs by Marley and his Wailers, as well as tunes by other artists he has inspired. A group of talented musicians and friends from New York, the Carbon Copy band performs an ever-evolving series of tributes to the greatest acts in popular music. Due to popular demand—and their own passion for Marley’s irresistible, smooth grooves and inspirational “One Love” message—they keep returning as CC: Legend every summer. The band features Jeff Mucciolo on drums, a graduate of DHS class of ’83. He and the rest of the group are thrilled to perform their first show in CT as part of the Darien Summer Nights Concert Series.

 

Friday September 1 Music By Wingmen

The Wingmen are Darien’s home town band – Robert McMullan, Tom Travaglini, Charlie Howe, John Markham, Ray Bartone and Larry LeHan. They are six Darien dads holding on tightly to their day jobs but who occasionally rock the place at local bars and private parties in town.  Their 60s-80s rock and pop tunes mixed with an improvisational style are sure to entertain and get you moving

Friday September 8 Music By The Spadtastics

 

The Spadtastics band formed in 2006. The band consists of many members of past local Darien bands (Milc, Nick the Fin and Magic Garden). The name “Spadtastics” comes from the late Darien resident and former band leader, David Spadacinni who was the inspiration for this new band. The band covers the popular music of the Grateful Dead which songs were a fixture back in our DHS/College days. Due to family schedules and professions, the band only plays a concert once-a-year.

Friday September 15 Music By The Afterthoughts