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Greenwich Gets Ready To Party: Steely Dan Headlines 7th Annual Festival

Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan, who will headline the Greenwich Town Party on Memorial Day weekend.
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan, who will headline the Greenwich Town Party on Memorial Day weekend. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. — It's still going strong for its seventh year: The Greenwich Town Party, the town's biggest event, has announced its musical lineup for this year.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award winners Steely Dan will headline the all-day family music festival planned for Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

The soulful and powerful Grammy award-winning Alabama Shakes will take the stage just before Steely Dan. New Orleans-famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Texas blues rocker Carolyn Wonderland will round out this year’s lineup.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. Community Tickets, which cost $85 and provide general admission to the event, will be available for purchase on the GTP website at greenwichtownparty.org .

In order to purchase tickets, you must be a Greenwich resident, Greenwich business owner or employee. These tickets sell out in 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.

In order to guarantee entry into this year’s party, Greenwich residents and businesses can purchase Neighbor and Sponsor Tickets and Block Party Ticket Sets now at the GTP website at greenwichtownparty.org :

  • Neighbor Tickets, which cost $300 each, provide access to a designated Neighborhood Area with wine, beer and catered food by Citarella, as well as designated parking.
  • Sponsor Tickets for individuals and businesses start at $1,250, and provide access to the Sponsor Tent with catered food and beverages by Watson’s Catering throughout the day and evening, and premier parking in the Island Beach lot. Available now, there are several levels of Sponsor packages.
  • Block Party Ticket Sets, comprised of a set of six Community Tickets for $125 per ticket, is an opportunity to beat the March 7 rush and ensure general admission.

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

“We are excited for this year’s terrific lineup of bands at the seventh annual Greenwich Town Party,” says GTP President Ray Rivers. “Our mission has always been to bring the whole Greenwich community together. While the party is about a day of celebration, the effect has been far larger. It really transcends the single day, building a lasting sense of town pride and strength of the Greenwich community throughout the year.”

Returning this year is the GTP Town Stage, which will feature six local bands to round out the day’s performances. Created to celebrate the diverse and abundant talent within the Greenwich community, the Town Stage application is open to Greenwich residents of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Musicians and artists may apply before Friday, March 17, at 5 p.m. on greenwichtownparty.org .

Now in its third year, the GTP Community Heroes Campaign is an initiative that celebrates the people who exemplify the generous spirit of Greenwich and what makes some 60,000 residents proud to call it their hometown. Greenwich residents are encouraged to nominate the remarkable people who touch their lives and enrich their community – from a friend or neighbor to a teacher, coach, doctor or firefighter. Unsung heroes are often silent strengths in the community, and the GTP is honored to voice their contributions.

In May, a select number of Heroes will be chosen to receive a pair of tickets to the 2017 Greenwich Town Party. Greenwich residents and businesses can submit stories of local heroes via email to  Heroes@greenwichtownparty.org, on Facebook with the hashtag #gtpheroes [Facebook: facebook.com/GreenwichTownParty ] or on the GTP website at greenwichtownparty.org/heroes , where the submissions are also showcased.

Greenwich Town Party Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a volunteer-supported community event. The GTP is created entirely by the people of Greenwich, for the people of Greenwich.

For additional event and ticketing information, to sign up for email updates about the Greenwich Town Party, or to make donations, visit greenwichtownparty.org . For questions or additional information about the Greenwich Town Party, email info@greenwichtownparty.org.

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