foreigner 2012 - Stamford Downtown


foreigner 2012 - Stamford Downtown
July 11
Sponsored by F.D. Rich Company
& Trump Parc Stamford
Ryan Cabrera
Platinum selling recording artist Ryan
Cabrera picked up the guitar at the age
of 16 which sparked his passion for
writing music. After spending night
after night in bars, clubs, and any
restaurant that would take him, he
landed his first record deal. By 21 he
was in the studio with his mentor
Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)
writing and producing his first major
label debut Take It All Away. Cabrera
quickly hit the road touring and hasn't
stopped since. Ryan released his new
hit single “I See Love” in 2012 and he
is currently in the studio working on
a new album.
July 11
Mike Scala
Mike Scala is a singer/ songwriter born
in Brooklyn who has toured in over 100
cities across the U.S., Europe, Australia,
and New Zealand. Scala and the group
have sold over 26,000 albums and are
known for their high energy, interactive
performances and charity work
through their foundation.
July 11
Alexis Babini
Alexis Babini has toured the US,
sharing the stage with Blues Traveler,
Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera, Sister Hazel
and most recently Aaron Carter.
Alexis' music has been featured on
MTV's 'Audrina,' 'Teen Mom,' and ‘The
Real World.’
August 1
Sponsored by
Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Matt Nathanson
August 1
Sponsored by Woodloch
Matt Nathanson
In 2007, Matt Nathanson’s release of
Some Mad Hope produced the smash hit
single “Come On Get Higher” which has
sold over 2 million copies to date. The
success of Some Mad Hope earned
Nathanson the coveted spot as a VH1’s ‘You
Oughta Know’ artist and he has graced the
stages of such national television shows as
David Letterman, Ellen, and Conan O’Brien.
Nathanson’s eighth studio recording,
Modern Love, includes the hit single
“Faster” and the new single “Run” – featuring
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of
August 1
Mike Cusato
The Mike Cusato Band delivers
infectious, high-energy alternative
rock hooks that pull you in from the
first few notes, make you move, and
leave you wanting more.
Bret Michaels
Life Rocks 2013
Sponsored by Frank Mercede
& Sons
Wynonna &
The Big Noise
Wynonna's career has always
revolved around telling stories.
Overcoming obstacles is a recurring
theme in Wynonna's work, and that
triumphant outlook shows up on
every page of her novel Restless
Heart. Engaging the soulful, bluesy
side of her voice only skimmed the
surface as she performed with The
Judds, Wynonna went on to sell
more than 10 million albums and
reach new creative heights with six
chart toppers of her own. Most
recently Wynonna competed on
the hit TV series, Dancing With The
Stars with Tony Dovolani, owner of
Dance With Me USA Dance Studios
located right here in Stamford!
Gentlemen Hall
Standing strong between the
high-handed anthemic choruses
of the Killersand the retro synth
melodies of MGMT along with a dash
of wildman flutist antics, Gentlemen
Hall has established itself as one of
the most talked about bands to
emerge from Boston in recent years.
The Band won Billboard’s Battle
of the Bands and made history
being the first independent band
to perform on the Billboard Music
Awards in 2011.
July 25
July 18
Howie Day
August 8
Sponsored by
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa,
Hilton Stamford, Sheraton Stamford Hotel,
& Hotel Zero Degrees
Howie Day
Several years after releasing his commercial breakthrough
album Stop All The World Now that featured his hit single
“Collide,” singer and songwriter Howie Day breaks his
silence with his long-awaited third studio album Sound
the Alarm. This album comes after more than a decade
of touring, during which the Bangor, Maine native
self-released his 2000 debut Australia and became
a full-time traveling musician. He became known for his
powerful one-man shows, connecting with audiences
through his charm, humor, the strength of his songwriting,
and a warm tenor voice.
Sponsored By Columbus Park Area Merchants Including: Bar Q, Black Bear Saloon,
Fin II Japanese Restaurant, Layla’s Falafel, Patrizia’s of Stamford,
Wynonna &
The Big Noise
July 18
Bret Michaels
Life Rocks 2013
The Dirty Gems
The Dirty Gems are a pop-rock-soul band
from NYC. Their unique brand of musical
magic blends the soulful attitude of Janelle
Monae with the grimy blues of Jeff Beck and
the theatrical grandiosity of Queen.
Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global
superstar who has turned his passion
for music into a 26 plus year career that
encompasses legendary songs with
over 32 million records sold. Rising to
fame as the front man of Poison, he
helped define the rock 'n' roll scene.
Charting 10 singles in the Top 40 of
Billboards Top 100, including the
number-one single "Every Rose Has Its
Thorn.” Besides music Brett’s popularity has also expanded to reality TV
including hit TV shows Rock Of Love
and Celebrity Apprentice.
July 18
Roses & Revolutions
Grounded in sensitive songwriting
and unique musicianship, Alyssa
Coco and Matt Merritt blend classic
singer-songwriter sensibilities with
modern elements of pop, folk, and
indie music.
August 8
Golden Bloom
In 2008 Shawn Fogel adopted the
name Golden Bloom for his solo
project. Five years later, Golden
Bloom is writing, arranging, and
recording as a band, making
heartfelt pop music that is dynamic,
bombastic, and beautiful.
August 8
The Field Effect
The Field Effect packs a collective
punch spiked with introspective lyrics,
infectious melodies, and ferocious
July 25
StoneBaby formed in 2007 as the
creative conduit for Philadelphia
based singer-songwriter Scott
Philipp. These talented musicians
mix rock with a little soul and draw
on the 80’s rock influences of their
seasoned members and fresh
influences of the band’s newer
July 25
Eighteenth Hour
Eighteenth Hour, based in PA, has been
fortunate to share the stage with many
national touring artists including
Spacehog, Days of the New, Skid Row,
Great White, Shemeika Copeland, Thin
Lizzy and many others.
August 15
Sponsored by NBCUniversal
Michael McDonald
Think of Michael McDonald and the
first thing that comes to mind is that
voice. Distinctive and soulful, it is
one of the most yearningly emotive
instruments of our times. In the
mid-70’s, McDonald joined The
Doobie Brothers, helping the band
redefine their funky R & B sound as
a singer, keyboardist and songwriter
on such classic singles as “Takin’ It
To The Streets,” “Minute By Minute”
and “What A Fool Believes.” With a
career that encompasses five Grammys
and numerous chart successes,
Michael McDonald remains an
enduring force in popular music.
Michael McDonald
August 15
August 15
Stolen Rhodes
Risky Business Band
Stolen Rhodes’ hard work has
paid off in the form of a dedicated
and diverse fan base, and has
earned them the respect and
praise from veteran acts such
as Dropkick Murphys and
Diamond Rio. Falling Off the
Edge, they hope, will serve as
their calling card to the national
Risky Business Band (RBB) is the
hot new six-piece rock, funk, and
soul band out of Boston and the
Berklee College of Music. These six
college Students have an infectious
groove laid down by a soulful
rhythm section and sultry
saxophone, complete with
impeccable three-part harmonies.
Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner,
The Original Pappa’s Pizza and Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant.
(Event is only on Saturday)
Downtown Abstractions
Arts & Crafts on Bedford
September 21 and 22
Saturday 10am — 6:00pm
Sunday 10am — 5pm
Sculpture Exhibit in Stamford Downtown
This year’s exhibit, Downtown
Abstractions, features 43
sculptures on loan to the city
by 18 renowned artists from
across the country, all of which
will be on display throughout
s Folz
Sea Walll
Stamford Downtown and at
the Stamford Town Center.
Shop at our 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 14 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.
Proud Sponsor of
Alive@Five and
Jazz up July.