Woodbridge summer concert series starts up this week

The free summer concerts Tuesdays on the Green are a popular event in Woodbridge, with the first one coming up this Tuesday, July 2. All concerts are from 6-8 p.m. on the gazebo green.

Annie and the Mixers will open the series July 2 with their up-to-date mix of country music and rock n roll. The group was here last year and is back by popular demand.

In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Center gym.

Future concerts:

July 9 will headline a group new to the town, The Shaded Soul Band. This is the first time this high-energy act will be playing at the Woodbridge summer concerts. Musical styles range from big band music to the top 40 of today.  Shaded Soul has been the opening band for The Four Tops, Howie Mandel, Three Dog Night, Mario, Alicia Bridges and Sister Sledge.

 

July 16 Sounds of Frank — What would a summer be without the summer-winds nostalgia invoked by Frank Sinatra songs. John Cooper will bring them to us with his back-up band called the Hoboken Five. This is their first gig in Woodbridge.

 

July 23 — Remember Remember September? A popular young band playing original rock with a jazzy edge, they played with Johnny Winter at Toad’s Place several times. They also perform for soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Hospital in Washington DC.

 

July 30 — Lucky for us, July this year has five Tuesdays and Rocky Salperto, publisher of the Woodbridge Town News, is co-sponsoring a fifth summer concert for the town, bringing the British Invasion Tribute Band back to the Amity area.

Last year they had their first outdoor gig in Connecticut at the Orange summer concerts. They will have a return engagement in Orange for the Fourth of July celebration this year, and now Woodbridge folks will have a chance to enjoy this group of Fab Four from New Jersey.

The Band will be performing three full sets of music from the 1960’s:

“The British Invasion” (1964-1967) –  hits from groups such as the Rolling Stones. Kinks, Zombies, Animals, Herman’s Hermits and more.

“The American Response to the British Invasion” features songs from the Monkey’s, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and the Mama’s & the Papa’s.

The evening finishes off with a tribute to the Beatles and their songs.

People are invited to bring blankets and chairs, picnics or dinner. The Fire Dog truck will be present, selling hot dogs, hamburgers and more. FourFlowers, the local bakery, will have a truckload of cookies and treats for sale.

In the event of rain, the concerts will take place in the Center gym, with the exception of the British Invasion, which will be moved to the Brady Center for the Performing Arts at Amity High School.

Thank you to the generous sponsors who made the series possible:

Main Sponsor of $1500

WOODBRIDGE TOWN NEWS

Platinum Sponsors of $300

Group Insurance Associates 

 Laticrete International, Inc.

 Regent Wealth Management Group

 Woodbridge Aquatic Club

SERVPRO – CKG Associates LLC

American Medical Response

 

Gold Sponsors of $250

People’s United Bank

Silver Sponsors of $200

Joanna Batter

Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer, Proto, LLP

 Hershman Legal Group, P.C

 Firedog – Food Truck

 New Haven Dental Group

Bronze Sponsors of $100

 Law Offices of Resnik and Resnik

 Woodbridge Rotary Club

 Harold Stern, M.D. & Sandra Stern, M.D.

Four Flours Baking Co. LLC

Golden Touch Cleaners

Integrated Aesthetics, LLC

Committee of Effective Leadership – Themis Klarides
Karen Arnold treasurer

 Traci Cipriano JD PHD LLC

Senator Joe and Pat Crisco

 Thai Stories, LLC

 First Church of Christ, Woodbridge

 Sweetheart Ice Cream

 Ezra Academy K-8 Schecter Day School

 Act Two Magazine

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  • Judith Locker

    Where exactly is the gazebo green? In case of rain, where is the Center Gym?

    • Bettina Thiel

      There is an open space across from the Town Hall with a gazebo at the southern end. It is commonly referred to as the gazebo green. The Center Building is at 4 Meetinghouse Lane. Sorry for not specifying in the first place.

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