GREENWICH, Conn. – C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, as well as six talented, local bands with Greenwich connections and familiar names, will add more musical flavor to the sixth annual Greenwich Town Party from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
Chenier, a Grammy-nominated, world-renowned zydeco (a blend of blues and R&B) musician and recording artist, will perform with the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Chenier has played alongside many internationally recognized artists including his Grammy-awarded father, Clifton Chenier (“The King of Zydeco”), Paul Simon and Ray Parker Jr.
In addition to the main stage, the second stage at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the town stage, was created to celebrate the abundant talent within the Greenwich community.
Operatic soprano Pamela Kuhn, a Greenwich resident and host of WGCH Radio’s The Center Stage, will kick off the day’s performances by singing The Star Spangled Banner at 11 a.m. Singer, songwriter, musician and performer John David Pinto will then entertain the crowd with his unique sound that pays homage to the well-known artists who have influenced him, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bruce Springsteen.
Following Pinto is a contemporary jazz band ensemble called Echoes, featuring Greenwich High School graduate Chase Kuesel on drums. Also performing is Anitra Brooks, who hails from Cos Cob. The singer-songwriter, musician and international performing artist’s music pulls in flavors from rock, soul, Caribbean, country and R&B.
The Greenwich Town Party also welcomes back crowd-favorite band, Lions on the Moon, including Greenwich resident Nick Winegardner on rhythm guitar and lead vocals.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates, Grammy award winners John Fogerty and Tedeschi Trucks Band will rock this year’s crowd from the Main Stage.
General admission and neighbor tickets are sold out, but sponsor tickets are available here . In order to purchase and pick up tickets, one must be a Greenwich resident, Greenwich student, Greenwich business owner or employee. No tickets will be sold at the door.