Once again this year Main Street Waterbury is presenting free concerts on the Green. Kicking off the series on Thursday August 11 at 7PM, will be The Big Band Sound of Andy Nichols and his Orchestra featuring swing tunes from the 40’s. There is nothing in the world like the sound of a big band and Andy’s orchestra makes the Waterbury Green come alive with pulsating toe tapping hits from the time of our greatest generation.
On the 18th starting at 6:30PM, the Fulton American Band will be performing American Classics. This is the oldest continually running concert band in the United States and Waterbury is proud to call them our own. James M. Fulton, a Sousa contemporary, was a composer, arranger, conductor and music educator who had more than 245 compositions to his credit including 144 marches (more than Sousa). His most popular march is “Associated Press” published in 1897. Starting in 1899, he led the American Band from Waterbury Connecticut as Fulton’s American Band and toured the United States. Today, the band plays a mix of compositions from that era along with more up to date selections celebrating this great musical tradition.
Rounding out the concert series on August 25th the band Redeemed will perform at 7PM. This local band has performed regionally for the past several years bringing inspirational Christian rock music to audiences of all ages.
All three concerts are free to the public. Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on for the events. Guests are also being encouraged to consider having dinner at one of downtown Waterbury’s great restaurants.
The Concerts Series is sponsored by Arts & Tourism Commission, City of Waterbury, Bureau of Parks & Recreation, City of Waterbury, Musicians Performance Trust Fund, Elton Residential Homecare, Martland Management,Inc. Waterbury Neighborhood Council, Julia LeClair,Artist, Ideal Jewelers and Universal Copy.
Main Street Waterbury is a 501c3 not-for-profit, downtown management and revitalization program in the context of historic preservation. Through improving the physical appearance of downtown Waterbury, promoting its architectural and cultural assets, organizing volunteer initiatives, sponsoring events, and fostering public/private partnerships, Main Street Waterbury hopes to economically rejuvenate Waterbury’s downtown district without sacrificing its character or heritage. For more information contact 203-757-0701 ext. 302.