The Way It Is: Bruce Hornsby Rocks The Levitt

It was just like old times.

A tour bus was parked in the lot. Westporters opened picnic baskets, popped wine bottles, settled in for a show. The Levitt Pavilion was back.

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers headlined last night’s benefit. Following in a long tradition — Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, John Fogerty and many more — the benefit show sizzled.

Most Levitt events are free. They’re paid for by events like this. After a summer of silence — the Levitt, like nearly every other entertainment venue in the world, went dark during the pandemic — last night’s show was more than just a benefit for the pavilion.

It was a resounding way to say: “Welcome, Westport, to another summer of joy!”

If you weren’t in the capacity crowd: Here’s what you missed, courtesy of “06880” photographer JC Martin.

First Selectman Jim Marpe and Levitt Pavilion marketing director Carleigh Welsh welcome the crowd.

Bruce Hornsby

Not everyone who enjoyed the concert bought a ticket. (Photos/JC Martin)


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