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Earth, Wind & Fire, Doobie Brothers Headlining At Greenwich Town Party

Earth, Wind & Fire headline the fifth annual Greenwich Town Party on May 23.
Earth, Wind & Fire headline the fifth annual Greenwich Town Party on May 23. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Music lovers will be excited to learn that Earth, Wind & Fire along with the Doobie Brothers will be headliners at the fifth annual Greenwich Town Party in May.

Joining those two bands will be O.A.R. as general admission ticket sales begin March 2.

Earth, Wind & Fire are six-time Grammy winners as their fusion of funk, jazz, soul, R&B and rock propelled them to the top of the charts in the 1970s. They will bring that sound to the all-day Greenwich Town Party on May 23. It will be held at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, the GTP brings multiple generations of residents together to celebrate town pride and the spirit of giving through live music, local food favorites, and fun family activities.

“Thanks to the continuous contributions and participation by so many community members, charitable organizations, and businesses, the GTP has become the most popular ticket in town,” said organizer Scot Weicker. “We’re thrilled for this year’s lineup of fantastic bands whose songs will be sure to get everyone on their feet singing and dancing.”

Earth, Wind & Fire have been credited with influencing today’s hottest artists, including Pharrell Williams, will.i.am, and Usher. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band has sold over 100 million albums, making it one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. Their most popular songs include “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and two Grammy Hall of Fame-inducted songs, “That’s the Way of the World” and “Shining Star.” The band’s first album in eight years, “Now, Then & Forever,” was released in September 2013.

Fixtures on classic rock and Top 40 stations the Doobie Brothers have won four Grammys in their career.

Their popular hits include “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Listen to the Music,” and “Takin’ it to the Streets.”

The rock band O.A.R. (an acronym for “Of a Revolution”) is renowned for its vibrant live performances, highlighted by energetic jam sessions that entertain and ignite loyal fans. After their 2012 hit, “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” they released their eighth album, “The Rockville LP,” in 2014.

On Monday, March 2, all levels of tickets will be available for purchase on the GTP website at greenwichtownparty.org . In order to purchase tickets, one must be a Greenwich resident, Greenwich business owner, or employee. These tickets have historically sold out in a matter of minutes, so organizers recommend purchasing tickets promptly. All ticket levels will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis on the GTP website. No tickets will be sold at Town Hall.

Once tickets are purchased online, they can be picked up at Town Hall on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 3, through Friday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, March 10, through Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, March 17, Thursday, March 19, Tuesday, March 24, Thursday, March 26, Tuesday, March 31, and  Thursday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional April and May pick up dates to come.

Community tickets (general admission) cost $80 for individuals and $20 for seniors 65 and older. Children 12 and under are free, but tickets are required. These tickets go on sale for the first time on March 2.

The GTP is a nonprofit organization qualifying as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For sponsorship opportunities, visit greenwichtownparty.org .

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