Charles Ives Music Festival at Ridgefield Playhouse, Songs at Ridgefield Library, Poetry at The Aldrich and Athena and Hysterical by Thrown Stone!

Connecticut Theater, Norwalk

Saturday August 6, 8 p.m.

This is your last chance to enjoy MTC’s Hot Summer Nights series. Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land takes the stage in a show that spans genres from rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi. Ward Land finds her perfect vocal chord in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt.

David Bromberg’s Quintet at the FTC warehouse, Fairfield

Saturday August 6, 8 p.m.

If you listened to bluegrass, folk, country or rock music in the 1970s, it was hard to miss Bromberg’s songs. He is the godfather of Americana, a decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, and “an icon of American music”. After fifty years, David has evolved, but he is always in search, always in creation, always vital and always humble.

American patchwork quartet at the Levitt Pavilion, Westport

Sunday August 7, 7-8:30 p.m.

Who doesn’t love a free concert? Grammy-winning guitarist/singer Alan Lomax, three-time Grammy-winning drummer Clay Ross, Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, Grammy-winning vocalist Falu Shah and highly acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcase the dynamic diversity of the contemporary culture by reinventing timeless songs from the American past. BYO garden chair. Picnics welcome. Free tickets can be claimed in advance online and may also be available at the box office.

“Simple Gifts” at Ridgefield Playhouse (moved indoors due to extreme heat)

Sunday August 7, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

This is Charles Ives Music Festival Summer 2022’s gift to the community – a free concert and community exhibit presented by People’s United Bank. The exhibition will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the concert from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Simple Gifts” evokes the rich diversity of styles within American concert music. Performances will feature works by John Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Frucht, Jared Miller, Chris Cerrone and more!

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