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BB King & Barenaked Ladies Ready to Rock Stamford Downtown

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Two of the region’s hottest concert series, Jazz up July presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with $5at5Purdue Pharma on the Bud Light Stage AND Alive@Five on the Bud Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMaxand Copa Di Vino continue on Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17 respectively, in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.

Jazz up July presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Purdue Pharma on the Bud Light Stage – Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30pm

BBKIngB.B. King

Sponsored by The Whittingham Family
Throughout the 1990′s as well as the 1980′s, 1970′s, 1960′s and 1950′s, there has been only one King of the Blues – Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940′s, he has released over 60 albums many of themconsidered blues classics, like 1965′s definitive live blues album “Live At The Regal,” and 1976′s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Bland, “Together For The First Time.”

Hoochie Coochie Men

Hoochie Coochie Men is a genre-defying blues band from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley (think Ray Charles singing with Bob Dylan backed by the Allman Brothers Band). HCM’s shared lead vocals, three part harmonies, and grooving rhythm section have established them as an act to watch throughout the Northeast. Young musicians with old souls, they provide a fresh take on American roots music.

Alive@Five on the Bud Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino – Thursday, July 17 – 5pm

BarenakedLadiesBarenaked Ladies

Sponsored by Woodloch Pines
On the occasion of the band’s 25th anniversary, Barenaked Ladies are celebrating with a new album, Grinning Streak. The whole of Grinning Streak unfolds with the signature blend of immediacy, tunefulness and witty sophistication that made BNL hits such as “Pinch Me,” “Brian Wilson,” “If I Had $1,000,000″ and the chart-topping “One Week” modern-day classics. On the heels of the album’s release, the Barenaked Ladies will embark on the latest iteration of the summer tours that formed such a big part of its enduring appeal. “We built our career playing summer outdoor shows,” lead singer Ed Robertson points out. “To be out there with a couple of other great bands bringing a lot of music to people – hey, it’s a nice way to spend the summer.”

Elliott BROOD

Sponsored by Canvas Eyewear
Since forming in 2002, Elliot BROOD has become a Canadian music institution. Elliott BROOD have always been time travellers. The Toronto trio writes songs steeped in history that feel very present. Vocalist Mark Sasso, guitarist Casey Laforet and drummer Stephen Pitkin. The roof-raising rhythm stomp and mandolin collides with luscious harmonies, piano and, for the first time, electric guitar in a mix Casey admits is “loud, heavy and rock ‘n’ roll.” After touring with acts like Wilco, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and the Sadies, playing festivals across North America, Europe and Australia, the band now also has a global presence.

10501985_656527124416416_6817492312781339391_nTalent of KUNJAN COLLECTIVE

Kunjan Collective has assembled some of the areas hottest DJs that have traversed the globe, to entertain the Alive@Five crowd this summer.
JULY 17: DJ Jeremy Torres & DJ Gabe Gandres
MC: Jonathan Hyppolite
www.kunjancollective.com

Alive@Five on the Bud Light Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson and BevMax and Copa Di Vino is produced by Stamford Downtown and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate, Agora Spa, Coca-Cola, Crystal Rock, Event Management, Inc., Hampton Inn & Suites Stamford, Happyhaha Photography, Hotel Zero Degrees, NBCUniversal, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Simply Signs, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 66 Summer and 95.9 THE FOX, STAR 99.9,107.1 The Peak radio stations and Columbus Park Merchants.

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Things you should know before you go to Alive-at-Five

  • Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted.
  • $10 fee to attend the Alive@Five Festival.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter.
  • You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter.
  • If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
  • Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth.
  • No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
  • Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine.
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