Local Bands To Rock Greenwich Town Party

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A dozen local bands, including Billy and the Showmen, above, will help provide the soundtrack to this year's Greenwich Town Party in addition to the headlining acts. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Greenwich Town Party

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Concertgoers may be looking forward to headline act James Taylor at the 2013 Greenwich Town Party, but a dozen local bands are also ready to rock the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park and the event's new satellite location May 25.

Six local bands will set the tone for the day for Town Party ticket holders on the Town Stage at Baldwin Park starting at 10 a.m.

Straight Face, a five-piece jam rock band that includes four Greenwich residents and Brunswick School graduates, will kick off the day's music. It will be followed at 11 a.m. by Logan's Run, a Greenwich-based band that recently opened for Blue Oyster Cult.

Female folk rock trio Maeve, which includes Greenwich High graduate Rollyn Zoubek, will take the stage at 1:10 p.m. Blues, rock and reggae cover band Cougar Magnet will follow at 3:20 p.m.

Rounding out the local sound inside the ticketed area are eight-piece rock band Local Talent at 5:40 p.m. (which includes Corbo's Deli owner David Corbo) and rhythm and blues band Billy and the Showmen at 7:50 p.m. Billy and the Showmen played at Gov. Dannel Malloy's inaugural ball.

Six other local bands will also play at the Town Party's new, free satellite location at 290 Greenwich Ave. at the Board of Education building parking lot. The alternate location has been officially dubbed "Greenwich Town Party Rocks the Avenue."

“The spirit of Greenwich Town Party has always been to create an experience that can be enjoyed by the entire community,” organizers said in a statement. “The reality of space available within the town, in this case Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, means we need to regulate attendance to keep everyone safe. By offering activities and music free of charge to everyone at the Town Stage on Greenwich Avenue, we have a feeling that we are working toward accomplishing that.”

"Greenwich Town Party Rocks the Avenue" kicks off at noon and will include cover band Front Row, five-piece all-girl rock band Adjusting to Life, acoustic duo Pinto and Mirts, classic rock cover band The Skunk Rockets, funk band Mongolian Monkfish and 30-year music veterans The Bonehedz.

Tickets to the Town Party in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park are sold out, but some "Fair Share" tickets still remain.

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