Three days of fun, food, entertainment on multiple stages, plus special events for families and friends, from nine to ninety marks just some of the activities to be found at the 2018 Norwalk Oyster Festival hosted by the Seaport Association on Friday, September 7, Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the 35-acre Veterans Memorial Park in Norwalk.
At 7 p.m. on the Main Stage Moriah Formica, a top 20 contestant on Season 13 of The Voice will take the stage at 7 p.m. She has played with several national touring acts and has released her debut EP, Bring It On.
On September 8 at 8 p.m. Festival Headliner, Steve Augeri, Journey, the former lead singer takes the Main Stage and will take festival-goers on a “journey” well worth taking. Expect fan friendly audience interactions, a strong stage presence, soaring vocals and hit after hit of iconic classic rock songs like Don’t Stop Believing, Anyway You Want It, Faithfully, Loving, Touching, Feeling and many other hits. Fans may even be in for an exclusive treat if Augeri decides to include an original new song or two in the mix that has thrilled audiences worldwide.
On the Heineken Stage, the music begins at 12 noon sharp with Rubber Band whose song list covers a very wide range of music and time periods. MN8 takes the stage at 1 p.m. with music that is sure to get the audience moving. For a change of pace, Joni and the Keepers take the stage at 2 p.m. Singer-songwriter Joni Wallace and the Keepers bring to the stage acoustic music from top female artists. A true Milford ‘supergroup’ formed in summer 2014 The Void takes the stage at 3 p.m. This band brings members of Inside/Out, Murray The Wheel, The Barrelhouse Boys, and more. If you like the blues you are in for a treat when the Jay Willie Blues Band takes the stage at 4 p.m. with music steeped in lyrical emotion and sultry melodies that are open to endless improvisations bothy lyrically and musically. At 5 p.m. The Cold Ones will rock your world with high energy rock and roll. Their style is influenced by a range of bands from the Black Crowes and Aerosmith to Lady Gaga, Rihanna to Kansas, Bush, and Puddle of Mud. The evening starts with the Gunn Street Revival Band at 6 p.m. whose musical tastes range from the 60s to the 90s. For a Saturday night adrenaline, audiences will groove to the sounds of this premier party rock cover band, Bad Boy at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m. experience the vibrant sound of Neo Sound, that is composed of a diverse group of musicians connected through a shared desire to create a stage show that captivates their audience. The final band to take the stage at 9 p.m. is Killer D.
The event is held at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk, CT. Admission for adults is $10 on Friday, $12 on Saturday and Sunday. Senior tickets are $10 all days. Children 5-12 year’s old are $5. Children under 5 and U.S. military personnel on active duty are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seaport.org.
Festival Hours: Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For those that want to take the train, Metro-North is offering a discount package with free shuttle service from the train station to the Oyster Festival.
Free parking and shuttle service available from Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk City Hall, and Norwalk Community College.