Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe to host concert benefit

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Pictured: Students from School of Rock in Fairfield perform at Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport in June. The venue, which has hosted local and national musical acts since the 1990s, will hold a concert benefit on Sunday, Dec. 9

Fans and artists are fighting to keep the music alive at one of the region’s most beloved concert venues.

Acoustic Cafe, which has hosted local and national musical acts since the 1990s, will hold a concert benefit on Sunday, Dec. 9, with music lasting from 4 p.m. until close. The admission price will be $10, with the option to donate more and purchase T-shirts and stickers.

The lineup features a bevy of artists who have been favorites at the Acoustic Cafe over the years, including Darian Cunning, Rick Reyes and members of The Stepkids and Kung Fu.

William Vega, who is part of the current ownership group that includes Larissa DeLorenzo, and Russ and Amy Nagya, described the lineup as “a lot of old friends of the Cafe.”

“We’ve been really blessed to be surrounded by excellent performers and musicians,” he said on the fundraiser’s website, where folks can make donations to the Cafe.

The fundraiser came about as a way of paying off an approximately $5,000 tax debt, inherited by Vega, DeLorenzo and the Nagyas when they purchased the Cafe in early 2009, according to Adam Bernard, a veteran entertainment journalist who runs the Adam’s World blog.

For more information, call 203-335-3655 or visit the Acoustic Cafe online.

Scott Gargan

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