For one $75 ticket (which actually costs 83.32 with the unavoidable added charges), you can go to one of six Westport restaurants at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 10, then see a concert by Kasey Tyndall.
It’s part of Westport’s Downtown Dinner and Concert Series run by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce which describes it as “date night in a bottle,” meaning you (sort of, see below) pay once, pick your place to eat and then go.
For more information, see the event’s Web page on the website of the organizer, the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, which says: “If you have any questions contact the chamber office at 203-227-9234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Dinner is at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 8 p.m. After the show, ticket-holders get “Happy Hour pricing.” Publicity materials indicate your evening will continue until 10:30 p.m.
Help with Babysitting
You can get an “event discount” (we don’t know how much) for a babysitter with College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors. The Westport location of the business covers Darien as well as Westport and other towns near it. There’s another location in Greenwich. (By “location” we mean where the business is run from, locally, not where you have to drop off your kids.)
The Annoying Fine Print
Here’s what we found:
- At the restaurant, dinner drinks and the tip are not included. (Are you going to have a nice evening out and not order something to drink or tip your waiter? No, you’re not. You’ll be paying some more.)
- It doesn’t end there: The price has been announced as $75, but that price doesn’t include a $2 “venue fee.” This covers part of the cost to rent the Seabury Center for the event.
- It doesn’t end there: Eventbrite, which sells the tickets, includes a charge for that of $6.32, so your total price is $83.32 per person.
Since you’ve got to pay both the venue fee and ticket charge, we mention them in the first paragraph — the way the organizers should have done in all their publicity material.
The Supper Part
Reservations at the restaurants are all first-come/first-served after you purchase your ticket. “Instructions for dinner reservations will be outlined on your ticket and receipt,” according to the event’s Web page.
Choose from one of these seven participating restaurants (links on restaurant names go to that eatery’s website):
The ‘Soul’ Part: Kasey Tyndall at Seabury Center
The 8 p.m. concert will be held at the Seabury Center, at the corner of Church Lane and Elm Street. (Google Maps was no help with the address, 45 Church Lane, your online experience may differ.) Seabury Center is a former church building, now owned by Christ and Holy Trinity Church nearby on Church Lane.
From the home page on her website:
- Kasey Tyndall’s journey to Nashville was accelerated in 2014 when she won a radio station contest to sing “We Were Us” with Keith Urban. The then college student at East Carolina University was greener than new money when she moved to the Music City. Leaving her studies to be a nurse at the university — along with her childhood home and her roots — she started on her journey.
- Her Eastern North Carolina accent and penchant for aching love songs gives her away as a grounded country thoroughbred. Tyndall’s debut single, “Everything is Texas,” was released in early 2017 and garnered a lot of attention on the Wild Country Spotify playlist and the video hit Top 10 on CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown.
Here’s one of her videos. You can find more on Youtube (link immediately above) and one on the event website: