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Tag Archives: Levitt Pavilion
Rock Hall of Famer John Fogerty rolled through a few dozen of his — and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s — hits last night, before a packed Levitt Pavilion crowd.
His kick-ass band — including his son Shane — gave a non-stop, 2-hour performance. “It was the best Levitt concert ever,” one woman said when the show finally ended.
If you weren’t there — you missed a legendary event.
If you were — keep on chooglin’!
Tickets are going fast for this Thursday’s John Fogerty concert at Levitt Pavilion. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member — who made Rolling Stone’s Top 100 lists of both the greatest guitarists and greatest singers of all time — headlines this year’s gala fundraiser.
Fogerty wrote and sang some of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s most classic songs, including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son.” As a solo artist, he’s known for songs like “Centerfield” and “Rock and Roll Girls.”
For gala tickets ($275, including a pre-concert cocktail party, premium seating and an after-party); preferred seating tickets ($125) and patron tickets ($95), click here or call 866-811-4111.
Fairfield County is a microcosm of our country. People of every race, ethnicity and religion — and with every imaginable political view — live within minutes of each other.
But we all live in strictly defined towns and cities. We hardly ever mix — let alone listen to each other.
On Sunday, September 10 — thanks to the leadership of ADL’s Connecticut director Steve Ginsburg, a Westport resident — the organization will use many voices to bring area residents together in a celebration of similarities and differences.
“Voices: A Concert for Unity” will inspire its Levitt Pavilion audience through music, dance, video and spoken word. The list of performers is very impressive.
Emcee Paul Shaffer — of David Letterman fame – will introduce the red-hot Plain White T’s, and national artists Suzanne Vega, Garland Jeffreys and Napoleon da Legend.
They’ll be joined by Westporters who have earned national notice: Alisan Porter (winner of “The Voice”), “Newsies” star Adam Kaplan, Michael Bolton’s drummer Drew McKeon, and Justin Honigstein (lead singer of Honeystone). The Staples High School 2016-17 Orphenians will sing too.
Also onstage: Bridgeport’s ABCD, Neighborhood Studios and Pivot Ministries Choir; Weston’s Chris Coogan and the Good News Choir, and Fairfield’s Double Up Dance Studio and FRANK (School of Rock).
Artistic director Sarah Green is one of the Founders of Kool to be Kind, and the director of the wildly successful Slam Jam held earlier this year at the Westport Country Playhouse.That broad array of talent is matched by a variety of partners. ADL is working with more than 40 non-profits across the area.
They’re reaching out too to religious groups, universities, local and state law enforcement agencies, and government officials across the political spectrum — though this is a non-political event.
The outpouring of support from national and local celebrities, businesses, volunteers and the host town of Westport is greater than for any previous local ADL event, organizers say.
Sponsors are still being sought, to enable community partners to attend free of charge — and help fund ADL’s programs to fight bias, bigotry and bullying of all kinds.
ADL has been a powerful voice in an important fight. They’ve assembled other powerful voices for September 10. Now you can add yours, too.
It’s hard to top last Friday’s Westport schools pops concert at Levitt Pavilion.
But Jim Honeycutt’s video comes close.
The former Staples High School media teacher led a camera crew that captured all the music, passion and joy from the instantly-sold-out event.
You don’t need to fix a picnic and spread out a blanket to enjoy this great video.
But it sure wouldn’t hurt.
After 1296 straight days of rain and cold, the sun finally came out today.
This evening, so did the crowds.
Over 1,500 people — proud parents, folks whose kids graduated from school back in the 20th century, little kids who were born in the 2010s — packed the Levitt Pavilion for the 2nd annual Westport Pops concert.
The Bedford Middle School jazz ensemble, and Long Lots’ steel drum band — is there another elementary school with one this side of the islands? — warmed up the crowd.
Orphenians sang the same stirring arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that they wowed crowds with at Yankee Stadium.
Then Staples’ 3 orchestras, Orphenians (again) and jazz band took over.
The program rolled from “West Side Story” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” to Dolly Parton and freedom songs. Madison Malin and Riley Thrush nailed solos.
And then — waving American flags handed out by the musicians — the enormous crowd clapped along to a rousing “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
A night like this was worth all 12,960 days of rain and cold.
BONUS FEATURE: Here’s what the Levitt looked like last night, from Brandon Malin’s quadcopter: