Johnny Winter, Edie Brickell to play Newtown concert benefit

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Blues legend Johnny Winter and singer/songwriter Edie Brickell are set to headline a two-day concert honoring victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Winter, of Easton, and Brickell, of New Canaan, will be joined by singer/guitarist Bernie Williams, Fairfield punk pop outfit Kicking Daisies, Live lead singer Ed Kowalczyk and Gary Portnoy, who is best known for penning the theme songs to “Cheers” and “Punky Brewster” (check out the full line-up below).

The shows, dubbed A Concert For Hope and Healing, will be held at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20. Tickets are $150-$45 and can be purchased here.

All of the proceeds from the concerts will go toward a memorial park to honor the memory of the victims as well as ongoing psychological trauma help for the survivors, according to the Playhouse website.

In addition, Tuxedo Junction in Danbury is hosting its own Sandy Hook benefit on Friday, Jan. 4.

Friday, Jan. 19:

Edie Brickell

Bernie Williams

Kicking Daisies

Carly and Eliza

Bobby Paltauf

Steve Clarke Trio

Saturday, Jan. 20:

Johnny Winter and his band

Ed Kowalczyk from the band Live

Gary Portnoy

Whiskey Preacher

Chris Berardo and the Desperados

Wagon Wheel Band

Scott Gargan

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