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July 10
KC & The Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band is still as widely popular today as they
were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago.
Harry Wayne Casey – KC for short – developed a unique fusion of
R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us
an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The
Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.” With sales of over 100
million records, three Grammy Awards and an American Music
Award, KC & The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive
bands of the 70’s and is credited with changing the sound of
modern pop music!
Wake Up Paradise
Sponsored by 75 Tresser
Talent of
KC & The
Sunshine Band
$10 Entrance Fee, 12 and under Free.
Barenaked Ladies
Jazz Up July
July 17
Barenaked Ladies
Street Seats
Sponsored by Woodloch Pines
French Market
David Martin
A Grand Summer Night
Stamford Tables Summer Restaurant Weeks
Between 5-6pm
– $5 Entrance Fee
– $5 Beer & Wine
Arts & Crafts on Bedford
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On the occasion of the band's 25th anniversary, Barenaked Ladies are
celebrating with a new album, Grinning Streak. The whole of Grinning
Streak unfolds with the signature blend of immediacy, tunefulness
and witty sophistication that made BNL hits such as "Pinch Me,”
"Brian Wilson," "If I Had $1,000,000" and the chart-topping "One
Week" modern-day classics. On the heels of the album's release, the
Barenaked Ladies will embark on the latest iteration of the summer
tours that formed such a big part of its enduring appeal. "We built
our career playing summer outdoor shows," lead singer Ed Robertson
points out. "To be out there with a couple of other great bands
bringing a lot of music to people – hey, it's a nice way to spend the
Elliott Brood
Sponsored by
Canvas Eyewear
Talent of
July 24
Under the Sun Tour
July 31
Sponsored by Reckson
Sponsored by Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa,
Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Stamford
& Hotel Zero Degrees
Ed Kowalczyk
Blues Traveler
A quarter-century ago, in a basement in Princeton, NJ, the seeds
were born for a band who have released a total of nine studio
albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one
six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career,
Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units
worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30
million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting
radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy
for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth, known as the ultimate summertime party band,
has released a long list of memorable songs since forming in 1994
including “All-Star,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” “Pacific
Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer.” The multi-platinum
band is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant
new album MAGIC, a no-holds-barred party from start to finish
making it the perfect soundtrack for year round fun in the sun.
Former Lead Singer of LIVE
Founding member, songwriter and former lead-singer of LIVE, Ed
Kowalczyk opened a new chapter in his already illustrious career
in 2009 with the launch of his solo career. With over 20 million
albums sold worldwide, Kowalczyk has built an impressive résumé
in LIVE that includes eight full-length albums that have reached
gold and platinum status in 9 countries, and nine Top 10 hit songs,
which include the crossover smash "Grace" from his debut solo
album, and classics such as "Lightning Crashes," "I Alone,"
"Selling The Drama," "The Dolphin's Cry" and "Heaven." Ed is
very excited to be sharing some of the biggest hits of his career
along with his new music in his dynamic full-band and acoustic
Drunken Logic
Talent of
August 7
Jake Miller
"Music without a message is just sound," states 20-year-old
rapper/singer/songwriter Jake Miller. These are wise words for
such a young artist. But, this isn't just another rapper spitting a
clever turn of phrase; it's Jake Miller's creative credo. And, just
who is he as an artist exactly? Well, he's a clean-cut kid from the
family-oriented suburb of Weston, Florida who was raised on a
healthy mix of pop, rap, and hip-hop music and "be good, do
good, study hard, work hard, be nice to everybody" morals who
makes, as he says, "pop music with hip-hop incorporated into it
and meaning behind it." With three EPs including "The Road Less
Traveled," which hit No. 1 on iTunes Hip-Hop Chart, his album
Us Against Them and a rabid social media fan base, Jake is
primed to live up to MTV's declaration that he is "about to
blow up."
Beach Avenue
Sponsored by
Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Talent of
August 14
The Beach Boys
Sponsored by NBCUniversal
Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence,
spirit and performance. The group continues to create and
perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked
their explosive debut over 50 years ago. Their 2013 Capitol
Records release, Sounds of Summer, certified triple platinum
marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked
the world. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce
Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim
Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy
of the iconic American band.
Sponsored by
AFB Management
Talent of
The Beach Boys
Ed Kowalczyk
Sugar Ray
Mark McGrath, best known as lead singer/songwriter for Sugar
Ray, can lay claim to a stunning string of top 10 hits, including
“Someday,” “When It’s Over,” and the twin #1 classics, “Fly” and
“Every Morning.” McGrath and Sugar Ray proved worldwide fan
favorites, with multiple multi-platinum albums, countless sold out
tours and innumerable TV appearances, More than two decades
since first stepping into the spotlight, Sugar Ray remains devoted
to the cause that united them, the pursuit of good times, sunshine,
and great rock ‘n’ roll.
Talent of
Jake Miller
Blues T
Sugar Ray
Sponsored By Columbus Park Area Merchants Including: Azuca, Bar Q, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café,
Columbus Park Trattoria, Fin II Japanese Restaurant, Gastro Bar, Layla’s Falafel, McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon,
Patrizia’s of Stamford, The Original Pappa’s Pizza, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant and Tino’s.
Smash Mouth
David Martin
Jazz Up July
presented by
Stamford Town Center
in partnership with
Purdue Pharma
on the Bud Light Stage
Visit our farmers’ market
with vendors offering the
freshest fruits, vegetables,
flowers, baked goods,
and more! Straight from
the farm and right to
your home.
Delbert McClinton
Wednesdays, July 9 thru July 30
6:30pm, Columbus Park
in Stamford Downtown
July 9 – The Bacon Brothers
Sponsored by Magna Construction
With 2014 marking 19 years of the Bacon Brothers band’s
existence and the release of their seventh album 36 Cents, any
cynical preconceptions about well-known actors “dabbling” in
music can safely be discarded now. “I like risks,” notes Kevin, a
classic understatement from an artist who’s played challenging,
unsympathetic roles in everything from The Woodsman to
Sleepers to Oliver Stone’s JFK. “And there’s nothing more risky
about being a well-known actor and playing in a rock band.”
But there’s the interesting thing about risks—sometimes they
pay off, for The Bacon Brothers, they certainly have.
KidsDrawFree in Kiwanis Park
The Bacon Brothers
Saturdays, May 24 — October 15
12pm – 4pm
B.B. King
Boz Scaggs
July 30 – Boz Scaggs
Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
doug allen
July 16 – B.B. King
Sponsored by The Whittingham Family
Throughout the 1990's as well as the 1980's, 1970's, 1960's and
1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King,
affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in
the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums many of them
considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album
"Live At The Regal," and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue"
Bland, "Together For The First Time." and
Hoochie Coochie Men
Bring your family to this weekly event that’s not only fun but
also helps build a child's self-esteem! Kids are given art supplies
to create keepsake masterpieces that can be presented at
participating merchants for free treats. The rewards help kids
learn that there is real value in their creations.
July 23 – Delbert McClinton
Sponsored by TD Bank
Delbert McClinton, an international star in the realms of blues
and traditional country music, cross-pollinates the genres into
his own unique sound. Since 1980, when his sixth solo album
The Jealous Kind sparked the top 10 hit “Givin’ It Up for Your
Love,” he has remained one of the most respected figures in
American roots music. In 1992, Delbert won his first Grammy
Award, for the duet “Good Man, Good Woman” with Bonnie
Raitt. That was followed by a second win in 2003 for Nothing
Personal in the Best Contemporary Blues Album Category.
In 2006, he won a third Grammy for his Cost of Living album.
A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing
obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of
sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting
work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal
following, and an enduring respect among musicians. The New
Yorker, commenting on Scaggs’ performance, called him, “one
of the few middle-aged pop stars to convincingly delve into the
Great American Songbook.”
Friday, June 27 5pm – 9pm & Saturday, June 28 9am – 3pm
Over 95 artists will be showcased
throughout downtown stores and
galleries transforming Stamford
Downtown into an interactive art gallery.
Events including yoga, art seminars and
Houston Bernard Band
more will be featured. Visit
for more information and route map.
David R. Martin
Arts & Crafts on Bedford
September 20 and 21
Sat. 11am — 8pm | Sun. 10am — 5pm
Street Seats in Stamford Downtown
Sculpture Exhibit in Stamford Downtown
June – August, 2o14
This year’s exhibit, Street Seats in Stamford
Downtown, features 4o originally designed and
painted wooden benches on display on the streets
and parks of Stamford Downtown.
Visit for
a map of the exhibit.
Take our guided
iPhone Bench Tour!
Scan, or search
iTunes for Otocast.
David R. Martin
Shop at 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street,
which will be closed to traffic for the weekend.
Dine at our extended sidewalk cafés.
For an artist’s application, please visit the events calendar
Wednesday, August 13 5:30pm
University of Connecticut,
Stamford Campus
Organized by the Friends of Stamford
Downtown, this annual fundraiser
salutes fine Downtown dining and
raises money for the annual outdoor
sculpture program. The evening begins
with an elaborate cocktail reception at
UConn and is followed by dinner with
your friends at a restaurant of your
choice. Ticketed event, please call
203-348-5285 for an invitation.
Ride The Harbor Point Trolley to Stamford Downtown!
The FREE trolley runs daily
between the South End and
Stamford Downtown and
provides a quick, safe and
efficient way to get to downtown
dining, shopping
and entertainment.
Use stop #6 or #11
for closest access to
Alive@Five & Jazz Up July.