Downtown Thursdays line-up announced: Mates of State, Mystic Bowie, Superman Jay and more

Downtown Thursdays returns to Bridgeport’s McLevy Green this summer with performances by Mates of State, Mystic Bowie, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Superman Jay and more.

The free 12-week series kicks off June 19 and continues every Thursday until Aug. 28 with the exception of July 3.

“Bridgeport is becoming an arts and culture powerhouse in the Northeastern U.S.,” Mayor Bill Finch said in a statement. “And, that’s happening because of events like Downtown Thursdays. I’m looking forward to seeing large crowds gathering for live music in our revitalized downtown, which is home to many great restaurants and bars for concert goers to enjoy.”

Check out the full line-up:

  • Vinny and Ray Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, Orquesta Afinke — June 19
  • Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Jen Durkin and the Business — June 26
  • The Elements of Hip Hop hosted by Superman Jay with DJ Billy Busch, DJ Grand Wizard Stevie, DJ Kool Keith, DJ White Flash — July 10
  • Liza Colby Sound, Alpaca Gnomes, Beach Avenue — July 17
  • Mikata, Son 7 — July 24
  • Mystic Bowie, Soulshot — July 31
  • Girls on Bikes — Aug. 7
  • Pocket Hotties, karaoke talent night — Aug. 14
  • Mates of State, The Zambonis — Aug. 21
  • Soul Synergy, Superhero, That ‘80s Band — Aug. 28

Scott Gargan