Friends of Freddie Tuccinardi Darien Summr Nitez 08-30-17

FRIDAY NIGHT: Friends of Freddie Free Concert to Help Raise Funds for Darien Man with Cerebral Palsy

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The Spadtastics will be playing at Tilley Pond Park at a “Friends of Freddie” event to raise funds to help a local man with cerebral palsy. The event is free, but there will be opportunities to contribute. Food trucks will be nearby. Here’s information about the event, with more information about the fundraising campaign further down:
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The “Friends of Freddie” Web page on Go Fund Me also has this information about the concert:

Come listen to the jazzy tunes of Free Flow, followed by the Spadtastics at Tilley Pond Park. As always, the Darien Summer Nights concerts are free but tonight is also a fundraiser for Darien’s own Freddie Tuccinardi.

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Darien Band ‘Wingmen’ Performs Friday at Grove Street Plaza

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Returning to Darien Summer Nights concerts for the second year, the home-grown band “Wingmen” performs this Friday, Sept. 1. Last year, Wingmen rocked Grove Street Plaza to a full house. The Wingmen are one of Darien’s hometown bands, featuring Robert McMullan, Tom Travaglini, Charlie Howe, John Markham, Ray Bartone and Larry LeHan — six Darien dads holding on tightly to their day jobs but who occasionally rock the place at local bars and private parties in town. ________

— an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


The Wingmen performs 60s and 70s rock and pop tunes mixed with an improvisational style that keeps fans coming back for more.

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WEEKEND REMINDER: Darien Native Jeff Mucciolo & ‘CC:Legend’ Band at Friday’s Summer Nights Concert

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Darien Summer Nights brings Darien native Jeff Mucciolo and his band CC: Legend to Grove Street Plaza on Friday, Aug. 25 for the latest in its summer concert series. CC: Legend is a band devoted to the music of reggae pioneer Bob Marley. Jeff, who plays drums, graduated from Darien High School in 1983 and is thrilled to have his band perform in their first Connecticut concert. The band delivers an authentic rendition of all your favorite uplifting and infectious songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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‘Mods and Rockers’ Band Plays Friday Night in Darien Summer Nights Concert

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Darien Summer Nights continues on Aug. 18 with a returning favorite, Harry Bergen. This summer, Harry is the new front man for Mods and Rockers, a band devoted to the classic rock music of the 1960s. ______________

— an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


The band plays music from Van Morrison, the Doors and the Stones. Best known for their spirited renditions of Beatles classics, a fun night of great music is on tap. Pick up dinner and bring friends, we have an amazing night of 60s rock that all ages will enjoy.

Adam Ezra Group, a Darien Summer Nights Favorite, Plays Friday Night, Aug 11

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The Adam Ezra Group returns for the sixth time to Darien Summer Nights on Friday, Aug. 11., for the sixth year. During that time, Adam has become a series favorite with a local fan base to welcome them back. Adam Ezra Group performs original music. The latest album, Hurricane Wind, comes on the heels of their 2016 Song of the Year by the New England Music Awards.

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Darien Summer Nights: Bud Johnson of Kind Buds, Waynard Scheller Play Friday at Grove St Plaza

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Bud Johnson of the Kind Buds will play Friday, July 21 with Waynard Scheller at Grove Street Plaza as part of the Darien Summer Nights concert series. Bud Johnson has been on the jam band scene for 12 years, and in that time has shared the stage with many talented artists. Waynard Scheller has been performing and traveling with Rainbow Full of Sound. Inspired by the love of Jerry Garcia music, the two soulfully blend keys and acoustic guitar to produce a groovy sound unlike any heard on Grove Street so far this summer. Together they bring their own sound to the best of The Grateful Dead.

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‘Barnstorm’ Plays in Friday’s Darien Summer Nights Concert at Grove St Plaza

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After their debut at Darien Summer Nights last year, Barnstorm returns to Grove Street Plaza this Friday, July 14. Barnstorm got their start practicing and recording in a horse barn located in South Salem, N.Y.


— an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


They possess a unique blend of styles including acoustic and electric bluegrass, folk, country, pop and rock. Barnstorm’s dynamic sound has amassed them a large following in both Westchester and Fairfield counties. __________

Barnstorm website | on Facebook


The band members include lead singer Anne-Marie Nordgren Stewart, Birks Erskine on lead guitar and vocals, Mickey Mallardi strumming on both rhythm guitar and lead guitar, Brian Coralian on drums, Paul Seymour on bass, and John Stuart with some Latin percussion. Please join us in welcoming them back to Darien Summer Nights at 6 p.m.


Baywater Properties, Grove Street Plaza and The Darien Chamber of Commerce encourage residents to come out this summer to Darien Summer Nights at what has become an incredible community gathering.

Mars Project to Play at Grove Street Plaza in Darien Summer Nights Series

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Kick off your weekend this Friday, July 7, with Darien Summer Nights. The concerts return to Grove Street Plaza with fan favorite, Mars Project. John Gerardi and his band, also known as Ratso and Friends, have been playing their spirited blues on Grove Street for many years to a large audience. These long-time friends came together in 2008, and have since become a local sensation. Listen to percussionist Mike Marble hammering on his drums, bassist Scott Spray slappin’ the strings, and lead guitarist John “Ratso” Gerardi pluckin’ away with the accompaniment of Bill Harris on the saxophone.

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Spadtastics Play Friday Night at Tilley Pond Park

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Darien Summer Nights continues Friday night, June 30 with a local favorite, The Spadtastics. The band band formed in 2006, consisting of members from earlier local Darien bands. Their name was inspired by the late Darien resident and former band leader, David Spadacinni. The band covers the popular music of the Grateful Dead, and the members are all extremely talented musicians! We have an extra special evening planned for all ages as we host this concert at Tilley Pond Park.

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Darien Nights Summer Concerts Start Friday with Bad Dog Buddy

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Darien Summer Nights is back for the summer this Friday, June 23 and better than ever with Bad Dog Buddy performing live at Grove Street Plaza. The band kicks off the free Darien Summer Nights concert series, open to you, your family and friends, held at Grove Street Plaza in Darien every Friday night of the summer, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


Bad Dog Buddy is a group of local friends from Darien, New Canaan, Westport and Wilton. They met at the New Canaan School of Rock and through the adult program discovered their shared passion for music. — an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


See also:

Darien Summer Nights Concert Series for 2017 Runs June 23 Through Sept 15 (June 20)
Darien Summer Nights schedule of concerts
Darien Summer Nights: website | on Facebook

They cover a wide range of music on many unique instruments including a violin, sax, banjo and melodica along with the classic guitar, bass, keys and drums.

The band performs a few times a year at local bars, events and fundraisers, and have the cutest mascot — “Buddy” the dog attends all of their rehearsals and usually gets tangled up in the cords. The concerts are organized  by Baywater Properties and Grove Street Plaza, through the support of their retail and restaurant tenants and the Darien Chamber of Commerce.

Darien Summer Nights Concert Series for 2017 Runs June 23 Through Sept 15

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For each of the last six summers, Darien residents have been treated to free concerts in Grove Street Plaza on Friday nights, and this year’s series is promising to be bigger and better than any before it. The Darien Summer Nights Concert Series was launched by Darien residents David Genovese and Penny Glassmeyer, who head up Baywater Properties and Grove Street Plaza, respectively. ___________

— an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


During the winter of 2008/2009 the two decided it was time to do something positive for residents who would be staying around town because of the unsettled economic climate, and to encourage them to shop locally and support Darien’s merchants. Borrowing from the successful Alive at Five Concert Series in Stamford, Baywater Properties and Grove Street Plaza sponsored a concert series in the summer of 2009 that was held in various venues around downtown. The first night of the series will be Friday, June 23.