Monday, May 30, 2011

Jazz up July (formerly Pops in the Park) Schedule 2011


Announcing a Hot New Jazz Series, FOUR performances
Columbus Park, Stamford, CT
Wednesdays in July, 2011

              
 Purdue Pharma presents Jazz Up July in
partnership with HSBC on the Heineken Stage, a four week long series this July in Columbus Park
at 6:30 pm.  Admission is free weeks 1 -3, $10 Festival Fee on July 27.

                July 6 JOHN TESH
Sponsored by WEBE 108
John Tesh worked on television first at CBS Sports and then became the co-host of Entertainment Tonight. Fast-forward 10 years and John Tesh is now following his dreams. He has sold seven million albums, had a string of number one radio hits and his album “Power of Love” was nominated for a Grammy. He also hosts a syndicated radio show, “The John Tesh Radio Show.” www.teshmusic.com
                July 13 MARION MEADOWS
Marion Meadows dedicates this performance to the memory of Anthony Truglia, Rippowam High School Music Teacher from where Marion graduated in 1972. He first hit the airwaves in 1991 with “For Lovers Only” and became a staple of the smooth jazz format. His latest recordings have featured a mix of R&B influenced jazz coupled with sensual Latin rhythms and hip-hop.
www.marionmeadows.com
                July 20 JOYCE DICAMILLO
As the pianist of a jazz trio, which she has led for over twenty years, Joyce DiCamillo a native of Stamford has had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats such as James Moody, Marvin Stamm and Marlene verPlanck. Her trio has released five CDs including A Touch of Jazz and Sunrise Lady and headlined at such venues as Southport (UK) Jazz Festival, Guinness Jazz Festival and Andria Jazz Festival. Joyce DiCamillo has also toured as pianist for Donna Summer. www.joycedicamillo.com

                July 27 ROBERTA FLACK
Sponsored by United Realty of Connecticut, Inc.
Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time, Grammy Award winning Roberta Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music.  With a string of hits, including, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Where Is the Love,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Feel Like Makin' Love,” “The Closer I Get to You,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” and “Set the Night to Music,” Ms. Flack has built a musical legacy.  www.robertaflack.com

Free Admission Weeks 1 – 3, $10 fee to attend the July 27 Jazz Up July Festival starring Roberta Flack.
 Children aged 12 and under are free.  Single main entrance with multiple entry portals located
on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets

Rain Venue for July 6 and July 27 – Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Purdue Pharma presents Jazz Up July in partnership with HSBC on the Heineken Stage.  The event is
produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Crystal Rock, Fairfield County Weekly, Happyhaha Photography, Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Simply Signs, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa and WEBE 108.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Stamford's Memorial Day Parade - May 29, 2011

Stamford's Memorial Day parade kicks off at noon on North Street and continues to Veteran's Park on Sunday, May 29, 2010  . The parade includes the 11th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Co. A Civil War re-enactors along with many school bands, and the fire department and their bands. 
A service will be performed at Veteran's Park at the conclusion of the parade and will feature the Marine Corps Band from Paris Island South Carolina, which also performs the previous evening at the high school.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Downtowners event-- Due to the bad weather--POSTPONED to June 1

For informatio, call Jackie Wetenhall at 203-348-5285.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Announcing Winners of May 20 Bandapalooza Battle of Bands


Look who will be Performing at Bandapalooza on Bedford Street

June 2, 9, 16, 2011....

The results are in from the May 20 Bandapalooza Battle of the
Bands in Stamford Downtown and the six winners will go on to compete on Bedford Street this
summer at Bandapalooza on Bedford Street in partnership with Dos Equis, Newcastle Brown
Ale, and 95.9 The Fox
Twelve bands competed on Friday, May 20 and six bands will now go on to the next stage,
competing at the Bandapalooza on Bedford Street for a chance to perform at Alive @ Five this
summer.

Here are the bands that won and when they will be performing at Bandapalooza on Bedford
Street.

Three of these bands will go on to open at Alive@Five this summer:

June 2           The Woulda Coulda Shouldas versus Black Taxi
June 9           Stalking Sally versus The Mike Cusato Band
June 16         The Adam Currie Band versus The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor

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Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show

The Stamford Art Association's  12th Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery,
39 Franklin Street will run  from May 6 until June 10.
Hours are Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3.   www.stamfordartassociation.org   203-325-1139.
The juror was Tom Brenner of Silvermine and the exhibit showcases 40 artists interpretation of the sea.  7 cash prizes were awarded. First place winner was Chris Morris of Wappingers Falls, NY, second was N. Robert Cestone of Rowayton, and third was William Grant of Greenwich and Honorable Mention to Thomas Graves of Stamford, Tina Rohrer of Pound Ridge, NY,  Carol Lyons of Stamford,  Carol Dixon of Greenwich

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bandapalooza – Bands Set for Leg One of Competition- Friday, May 20, 2011


Stamford Downtown's Bandapalooza

Bands Set for Leg One of Competition

Friday, May 20, 2011



-- Come see some of your favorite local and regional bands as they compete
in Stamford Downtown's Bandapalooza!


Stamford Downtown presents
Bandapalooza
FRIDAY, May 20, 2011
12 local & regional bands will play at venues
throughout Stamford Downtown.
Come support the bands as we decide which 6 get to play at Bandapalooza
on Bedford Street on June 2, 9 & 16! The 3 finalists will play at Alive @ Five!

These are the bands and locations:


Venue Band 
Black Bear Saloon  Stalking Sally 
Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Café  Sea Rhapsody 
Bradford's Grille & Tavern  The Bonesmen
Brickhouse Bar & Grill  The Mike Cusato Band 
BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge  The Woulda Coulda Shouldas 
The Fez  Made Again 
Hula Hanks Island Bar & Grill  The Adam Currie Band 
The Palms  Freddy & The Yetis 
Rack 'N' Roll Café  Bend or Break AND Black Taxi
SBC Restaurant & Brewery  Kristin Errett 
Tigín Irish Pub  Coax Rhino 




Stamford Downtown's Bandapalooza is presented by Stamford Downtown Special Services District, 95.9 The Fox, Dos Equis, Newcastle Brown Ale, James Daniel Audio Visual, Stamford Downtown's participating bars and restaurants and of course the Bands!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Bar Rosso Sneak peak...

Opening Thursday May 12th. Reservations available by calling 203-388-8640 or through http://www.blogger.com/www.opentable.com


Bar Rosso


Phone: 388-8640

24 Spring Street

 
From the creators of napa & co, Bar Rosso features a wood burning pizza oven set behind a 50 ft. bar serving an Italian tapas style menu with small plates, housemade pasta, housemade mozzarella and an impressive selection of prime meats complemented by Italian influenced side dishes and sauces. The impressive 250-label wine list focuses on the wines of Italy with a small homage to the California classics. Think homemade limonecella, sweet vermouth, grappa and a selection of unique bitters. Enjoy our quaint Spring Street outdoor patio or private dining facilities.

How lucky am I? Well, very.  I was at a special dinner this past Friday night at Bar Rosso
If you had ever been in that space before, where the old Bennett's Steakhouse was, you wouldn't recognize your stance.   A visual for you...high ceiling in the middle open space, layered stone walls at the bar, and major glass bubbled light fixtures that hang from above--but what I loved was the "fireplace-like" view from the brick oven stove in the back........There is a large bar area, which makes it a great afterwork go-to.  (Part of the name, no? Keep that in mind.)

Wanna know about the food? Sure.  Bar Rosso, with it's contemporary Italian menu, is a welcoming addition to Spring Street.  On the menu, many choices of pizza, small plates selections, and homemade pastas. Just to mention a few items to drool over.  I had an app of meatballs and gravy and it won me over.  Dinner for me was an order of slow cooked pork with lentils that melted in my mouth with a cinnamon gelato that was the perfect ending.  Great service too. 
I can promise you one thing, when the weather warms, the indoor seating won't be the only hot ticket--the front outdoor seating is going to be hard to come by.  Don't miss out. Want my advice......Come early.

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Downtowners event-- POSTPONED to May 24




Hi All:  Due to the inclement weather the Downtowners at the blvd. has been postponed until the rain date Tuesday, May 24th.    Posted by PicasaHope to see you all next week! 

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Friday, May 13, 2011

“FIVE FOR FIGHTING” Alive@5 Concert ON JULY 28


STAMFORD DOWNTOWN ANNOUNCES ITS OPENING BANDS AT
ALIVE AT FIVE SUMMER CONCERT LINE-UP AND
"FIVE FOR FIGHTING" ON JULY 28


Announcing Alive @ Five Concerts Thursdays
starting June 23 through August 4, 2011
               The region's hottest concert series, Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax kicks off Thursday, June 23rd in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.  We are now happy to announce our opening bands and the addition of Five for Fighting on July 28. This year's star-studded series opens with  Third Eye Blind and closes with The B52s and includes Lee DeWyze, MC Hammer, Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, Five for Fighting and Vertical  Horizon.  The concerts begin at 5pm and run seven Thursdays, June 23 – August 4, 2011. 
The amazing line-up is shown below.

June 23Third Eye Blind


             Sponsored by Reckson
Reverse Order
Bandapalooza on Bedford Street Winner
thirdeyeblind.com

myspace.com/reverseorderband/music
June 30Lee DeWyze


             Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
Corey Crowder
Bandapalooza on Bedford Street Winner
leedewyzeofficial.com

coreycrowder.net
July 7MC Hammer        

Stereo Crowd
Bandapalooza on Bedford Street Winner
universalattractions.com/artists/

             rnbhiphop/mc-hammer
stereocrowd.com
July 14Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

Jerry Pia & SlikStuf
Fighting the Influence
dennisdeyoung.com

jerrypia.com
fightingtheinfluence.com
July 21Vertical Horizon 

Mission Hill
Seth Adam
verticalhorizon.com

missionhillband.com
sethadam.com
July 28Five for Fighting


To be announced
Blip Blip Bleep
fiveforfighting.com



blipblipbleep.com
August 4



  
The B-52s

             Sponsored by NBCUniversal
             & Woodloch Pines
MiniBoone
The Mungers
theb52s.com

miniboone.com
reverbnation.com/mungers

 

Alive @ Five on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center,
Reckson and BevMax is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City
of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Crystal
Rock, Event Management, Inc., Fairfield County Weekly, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Photography, Hilton Stamford Hotel, Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, Simply Signs, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Woodloch Pines and 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WSTC/WNLK radio stations and Columbus Park Merchants including: 84 Park, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine's Sports GalleryCafé, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley's Diner, Fin II, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Layla's Falafel, Market Restaurant, Pappas Pizza, The Palms, Riviera Maya Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant.


Things you should know before you go!


You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7:00pm. Photo I.D. is required.
If you are under 21 and arrive before 7:00pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert.


$10.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must
enter before 7:00pm.


Single main entrance located on Main Street just East of Clarke and Lower Summer Streets
with multiple entry portals.


Restricted Items: Attendees cannot enter with coolers, glass containers, alcohol, dogs, pets,
video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search. Please
leave them at home.


Alive @ Five is a seven week series

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Alive @ 5 Concert Schedule 2011 !!!

Wanna know who's playing at Alive @ Five this summer? Here it is.... 

 


Alive @ Five 2011
on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax

Been puzzled?  Here's a clue:  Performers that are famous for the following hits...





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Monday, May 9, 2011

Sprouting Spaces- Artist Lecture Series by Robert Wilson

Artist Lecture Series by Robert Wilson
Friday May 13, 2011
6:30pm
Come hear Robert Wilson speak about art, inspiration and his newest studio space in a commercial property on Bedford Street, Stamford.
Sprouting Spaces
108 Bedford Street, Stamford Ct 06901
  
Contact: Rebecca Hansen, (888)861-6791, info@flalvarezgallery.com

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A little bit of Bar Rosso…Opening May 12


From the owners of BAR ROSSO:
We are so excited to showcase the efforts of the team that brought Napa & co, and before that, Telluride. Bar Rosso occupies the quaint Spring Street just a block away. This site has been totally transformed, sporting a dramatic two story high central dining area surrounded overhead on two sides by a dining mezzanine overlooking the main dining room and on a third by a private dining room softened behind shaded glass. A dramatic bar of stainless steel set against a backdrop of exposed stone runs the length of the room and leads the eye to the real focus of the place: the imposing steel surround of the wood burning beehive oven. Rustic wood ceilings and exposed stone walls set against high energy steel and glass combine the old and new at Bar Rosso, setting the tone, reflecting the soul of the restaurant. Featuring glorious Italian cheeses and charcuterie, small plate specialities, housemade mozzarella, burrata and provolone, mix and match bites off a large antipasto menu, wood oven thin crust pizza, homemade pasta and Italian inspired entrees. Bar Rosso is intended as a tour of the Italian culinary scene complemented by a full Italian wine list and cocktails inspired by the authentic ingredients of Italy, such as homemade coffee-vanilla bitters, grapefruit bitters, lemon-cello, orange-cello and amaretto. And with good weather....all of this can be enjoyed on the sunny patio out front!


Even by yourself you won't be alone at Bar Rosso. This is a social place, a casual spot where you can escape, a place to enjoy some vino, meet some new friends and enjoy the interpretation of Italian cuisine by the inventive and always exciting, Chef Dan Kardos.
Opening Thursday May 12th. Reservations available by calling 203-388-8640 or through http://www.blogger.com/www.opentable.com


Bar Rosso


Phone: 388-8640

24 Spring Street

 
From the creators of napa & co, Bar Rosso features a wood burning pizza oven set behind a 50 ft. bar serving an Italian tapas style menu with small plates, housemade pasta, housemade mozzarella and an impressive selection of prime meats complemented by Italian influenced side dishes and sauces. The impressive 250-label wine list focuses on the wines of Italy with a small homage to the California classics. Think homemade limonecella, sweet vermouth, grappa and a selection of unique bitters. Enjoy our quaint Spring Street outdoor patio or private dining facilities.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Treehouse Comedy Club at Butterfield8 – May Talent Schedule


Treehouse Comedy Productions Presents

mailto:TreehouseComedy@charter.net

May Comedy Talent

For the Treehouse Comedy Club at Butterfield8
112 Bedford Rd in Stamford

Saturday, May 7th

Headliner: Richie Byrne
warm-up comic for "Dr. Oz" as seen on "The Sopranos", "Sex in the City", "Law & Order", VH1 & Comedy Central

Featured Act: Preston Simpson as seen on "The Late Show" with David Letterman and TV's "Blue Bloods"
Opening Act: Steve Arenholz
Featured in "The Funniest Comic in Connecticut Contest 2"


9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets - $22 Any Appetizer & Any Entree

                 

Saturday, May 14th

Headliner: Peter D Michael 3 Time Emmy Award Winner
Featured Act: J-L Cauvin
featured on "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and NESN's "Comedy All Stars"

Opening Act: Mike Jacobs
Featured in "The Funniest Comic in New England Contest"

9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets - $22 Any Appetizer & Any Entree


Saturday May 21st

Headliner: Tina Giorgi
as seen on
"The Late Late Show", WOR's "Spotlight Café", NBC's "Night Shift" and Comedy Central
Featured Act: John Iavarone
Treehouse original as seen on ABC and first place in MTV's "Sketch Comedy"
Opening Act: Jordon Ferber
as seen on
"Last Comic Standing" and Friar's Club member

9:00 Show $17.50 Tickets - $22 Any Appetizer & Any Entree


Butterfield8 is located at 112 Bedford St. in Stamford. 203.353.3720 for reservations or TreehouseComedy.com for tickets or more information
 

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Annual Spring Fair and Garden Sale- St. John’s Lutheran Church


Annual Spring Fair and Garden Sale – Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8th (9am to 4pm)
Plants, herbs and garden items on sale to the general public. Art and craft vendors, kids activities and car wash. Family fun and great deals at St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Avenue.

Shop for Mother's Day knowing that a percentage of the profits will go to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Get some fresh air and fresh food ...




Outdoor dining is open! Enjoy your lunch plans outdoors.
Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar
Phone: 203-348-4800
$$$
222 Summer Street
Offering Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine and catering for private parties.

Posted by Picasa

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Who's playing Alive@5 this year?

Wanna a line-up to your summer fun.... Concert schedule to be released May 10  !!! Stay Tuned...

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