Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, music lovers can head to scenic Calf Pasture Beach on Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk (06851) to enjoy an evening of free musical entertainment. If you don’t have a parking sticker for this beach, not to worry, there is a nominal $5.00 parking fee charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.
On July 9 at 7 p.m. the “Cast” of Beatlemania – Return to the exciting era when the Fab Four ruled the world of rock ‘n’ roll through the artistry and talents of Carlo Cantamessa (John), Lenie Colacino (Paul), John Delgado (Ringo) and James Filgate (George) and musical director Mark Templeton.
Billy Genuario takes the stage on July 16 at 7 p.m.. He is one of the most popular vocalists in the tri-state area, that will be joined by his band, Destiny, which includes Tommy Hartlett (keyboard and vocals), Linda Fakundiny (guitar/vocals), Johnny Mennonna (bass guitar) and Ron Nihoff (drums). Genuario’s engagements have taken him from New York City to Las Vegas to Hong Kong and he is one of the most sought after vocalists on the tri-state scene.
On July 23, a summer favorite, the Classic Car Show takes place on July 23 at 6 p.m. This gathering of than 100 vehicles is hosted by the Coachmen Rod and Custom Club, an organization of men and women who enjoy classic cars. Owners of 1981 and older cars can participate in the shows, which attract owners from throughout the tri-state area. Each car show participant is asked to contribute canned food or make a donation to the St. Vincent De Paul food bank.
The Car Show is followed by a performance of The Royal Kings at 7 p.m. The Royal Kings — features vocalists Joey Bennett, Douglas “Ice” Dorsey, Timmy Hayes, Tommy Talercio and Richard “Cookie” Thomas. These performers have opened for headlining acts from the 50s, 60s and Bluenotes, The Coasters, The Platters, Average White Band and the Flamingos. They continue to perform on the Oldies Rock and Roll circuit, as well as concerts and special events, and have two CDs, “Doggin’ Around” and “The Royal Kings II – Thanks To You.”
To finish up the month, on July 30 the Pied Piper Petting Zoo is a feature that begins at 6:30 p.m. Kids will love to visit with a variety of animals, including a pony, pig, goat, sheep, bunnies, chickens and ducks before the concert. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features ABBA Girlz – This New York-based tribute group features beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography during each interactive performance. The two charismatic singers are backed by two musicians.
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