Hall & Oates, Fogerty to play Greenwich Town Party
Greenwich rock-and-rollers, get excited about the Greenwich Town Party this weekend.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Hall & Oates will headline the festival, along with fellow Hall of Famer John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame. Also performing at the all-day concert May 28 will be the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
The Greenwich Town Party begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The music begins at 11 a.m. when Greenwich's Pamela Kuhn kicks things off on the main stage with the national anthem to begin an all-day musical festival.
The sold-out event is for town residents, employers and people who work in Greenwich. Last year, it attracted more than 8,000 attendees.
“We wanted those bands that people know and love, and these bands hit it right on the mark,” said Scot Weicker, event manager for the Town Party.
Preceding them onstage will be Fogerty, who led what is widely considered one of rock’s greatest bands, and won a Grammy as a solo artist for best rock album in 1997. His most popular songs include “Fortunate Son,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain.”
Performing first in line will be the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which performed in Greenwich in 2012. The band’s debut album, “Revelator,” won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.
“Each are very different, with so many different styles. These are bands that everyone knows their music, loves their music, can sing along to their music and absolutely dance to each and every song,” Weicker said.
Weicker is a longtime Greenwich resident and manager of a local event management firm.
Also performing will be a slate of local bands. Click through the slideshow above to check them out.
“It’s an opportunity to be with family and friends, to listen to incredible music and enjoy a day like no other. To me, I can unequivocally state there is no town across the U.S. that has a town party like the Greenwich Town Party,” said Weicker. “What a great town we live in and what even greater citizens live in it. It’s phenomenal.”
This year, the party will also include an online auction. The auction includes more than 100 items and experiences, with values ranging from $25 to $50,000, that were donated by Greenwich residents and businesses to help pay for the privately funded Greenwich Town Party.