Gunsmoke 2019

Gunsmoke band

Gunsmoke, the Darien-based country band, performs outdoors Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford.

an announcement from Bartlett Arboretum

Gunsmoke has been playing for many different audiences for over 25 years, including two sitting Ppresidents of the United States and the world famous Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree in Nashville, following the Grand Ole Opry.

With six recorded albums under their belt, Gunsmoke was inducted into the Connecticut Country Music Hall of Fame, and was elected band of the year six years in a row by the New York Metro Country Music Association.

The band was founded on family values as it was created by Nick DeMaio Jr. and his younger brother Jeff. With great fondness, we remember the many years they were joined by their father, Nick Sr.

The band continues to welcome the younger family members into the band with Christina Mae and Nick DeMaio III joining the tradition. The family affair is joined by lead guitarist Van Mankas and expert fiddler Fooch Fischetti.

What to Know Before You Go

The concert will take place on the Great Lawn or in the Silver Educational Center if there’s rain.

Bring chairs or a blanket, and a picnic dinner. Wendy’s Weenies food truck will also be on site, serving hot dogs, philly cheese steak wedges, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese and drinks!

$5 for members, $10 for non-members, free for children 12 & under.

NOTE: Tickets bought the day of the event at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens. Cash, check or cards accepted. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here.

For our complete summer concert series, please click here.

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