The organizers of the Greenwich Town Party announced that Grammy-awarding winner Eric Clapton will headline the 2018 event, which is set for May 26 in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
Tickets go on sale for Greenwich residents on April 5. Community tickets are $85.
Held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, this volunteer-supported community event is a popular kickoff to summer. The event brings multiple generations of Greenwich residents together to celebrate town pride and the spirit of giving through live music, local food favorites, and family-fun activities.
Previous musical icons who have taken the stage include Paul Simon, James Taylor, Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews and John Fogerty.
“‘Eric Clapton is God’ has been a common expression since I started following Clapton nearly 50 years ago,” said Ray Dalio, Greenwich Town Party founder.
During his legendary career spanning over five decades, Eric Clapton has released 45 albums and received numerous awards and honors. He is the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of both The Yardbirds, Cream and as a solo artist.
He has won or shared in 18 Grammy Awards. Clapton was ranked #2 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In February 2018, Showtime Networks is debuting a new documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, on the musician’s rise to fame in which he narrates and gives exclusive access to his personal archives of music, photos, letters and diary entries.
Generous GTP Sponsor contributions support 80% of the party and allow those who may not otherwise be able to attend get significantly discounted tickets.
All sponsor levels are available at greenwichtownparty.org.
In order to purchase tickets, one must be a Greenwich resident, Greenwich business owner or employee. These tickets have historically sold out in a matter of minutes, so organizers recommend purchasing tickets promptly when available. Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis on the GTP website, greenwichtownparty.org.
A popular tradition of the GTP is the Town Stage, which will feature six local bands to round out the day’s performances. Created to celebrate the diverse and abundant talent within the Greenwich community, the Town Stage band application is open to Greenwich residents of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.
Musicians and artists may apply at greenwichtownparty.org/participate/
As in years past, the GTP will be a volunteer-supported event, hosted in cooperation with the Town of Greenwich. Volunteerism runs deep in Greenwich, and this celebration relies on local organizations and residents to donate their time to make this unique large community event possible. Those interested in volunteering can apply at greenwichtownparty.org/participate/
For more information about Eric Clapton, please visit: ericclapton.com. For additional event and ticketing information, to sign up for email updates about the Greenwich Town Party, or to make donations, please visit greenwichtownparty.org.
For questions or additional information about the Greenwich Town Party, please email [email protected].