First came the redevelopment of Saugatuck.
Then came Saugatuck Sweets.
Now we’ve got “Sweet Sounds of Summer.” It’s a weekend concert series promoted by (cue the marketing tie-in) Saugatuck Sweets, the candy and ice cream store that is part of a sizzling new riverside scene.
The series kicked off Saturday night, on the plaza between Sweets and The Whelk. The band – Adult Swim — proves you’re never old to play rock ‘n’ roll.
Members include Westporters Karen Greenblatt, Trish Boyle and Jonathan Schwartz. They met at Fairfield’s School of Rock (which should change its tagline of “Inspiring Kids to Rock on Stage”).
The 2 female guitarists started playing a couple of years ago. Greenblatt took piano lessons as a youngster, but stage fright prevented her from even playing at a recital.
She’s now following through on a dream of playing in a band — and in public.
Public it was on Saturday. The plaza is right off Riverside Avenue. So besides the good-sized crowd, everyone walking and driving by saw and heard the music.
The Adult Swimmers have fun. But they’re serious about their craft. They rehearse once a week. They performed recently at the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, and have 2 upcoming gigs at Bobby Q’s.
Their music spans several decades. It includes lesser-known songs, like the Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup.”
The concert series continues Fridays and Saturdays, with new groups and singers all the time.
How sweet is that!
(Hat tip to Fred Cantor, for the story idea and research.)