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Low Cut Connie Performs Outdoors at the Levitt Pavilion in Westport

July 19 @ 7:30 pm

Free
Low Cut Connie 2019

Low Cut Connie will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 19 in an outdoor concert at the Levitt Pavilion for Performing Arts in downtown Westport.

— an announcement from the Levitt Pavilion

Since Low Cut Connie’s debut record Get Out the Lotion (NPR’s Fresh Air Top 10 albums of 2011), they’ve firmly established their reputation as one of the most exciting live shows in the US, with Greg Kot (Sound Opinions / Chicago Tribune) exclaiming they are “the essence of what rock n roll should be” and The New York Times stating, “Low Cut Connie’s word-of-mouth legend is built on live shows like this one.”

Sweat-drenched, piano-pounding songwriter and frontman Adam Weiner’s writing has been described as “Seventies Stones (but dirtier), the New York Dolls (but tighter) and Jerry Lee Lewis (but Westerberg-ier)” (Rolling Stone).

Low Cut Connie made unprecedented strides in 2018 as they released their 5th studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 2) via Contender Records. In August 2018, Low Cut Connie made their network television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers where they performed the rollicking album opener “All These Kids Are Way Too High”.

That following month, the band, who can already count Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and Nick Hornby as fans, received a shoutout from Sir Elton John took the stage at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.

Sir Elton John dedicated “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to the sold out crowd and said, “There’s a band that I love at the moment so much called Low Cut Connie, who are from Philadelphia. And I’d like to dedicate this song to them right now, because I love them very much, and you should check them out. Buy their records, go see them. They’re amazing.”

To kick off 2019, the band was featured in the print edition of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Year In Music” issue with a photo essay chronicling their recent sold out national tour.

The publication also named Dirty Pictures (Part 2)’s single “Beverly” one of the 50 Best Songs of 2018, calling it “…the catchiest chorus of a career that’s produced more than a few and a song that could’ve been on the radio in the era it honors.”

As part of their famed First Listen series, NPR Music said, “Across five albums of piano-driven rock and soul, Low Cut Connie has proven masterfully fluent in the foundational languages of Western pop, living at the crossroads where the church house meets the roadhouse, or where the Dew Drop Inn meets CBGB… The blood that pumps through the Philadelphia band’s work comes from a place that’s fresh, original, and truly pledged to rock and roll.”

About Levitt Pavilion’s Concerts

The Levitt Pavilion offers about 50 outdoor concerts each summer at its outdoor venue along the Saugatuck River in downtown Westport.

Here’s a note from the Levitt describing some of their rules:

—The lawn and the ice cream concession are open to the public one hour before show-time.

—Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check.

—Picnics are welcome.

—The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area.

—Pets are not allowed.

In case of inclement weather, check the Levitt website or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4:30 p.m. on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!

See also: Tips for enjoying your visit to the Levitt Pavilion

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Date:
July 19
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Levitt Pavilion

Venue

Levitt Pavilion
40 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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