The legendary Eagles and the dynamic Zac Brown Band, both Grammy Award-winning bands, performed at the 10th anniversary of the Greenwich Town Party on Sunday, September 5 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
This year’s party, more than any other, brought some much-needed, masterful music, restorative energy and sheer enjoyment to friends and neighbors in Greenwich. GTP fan favorites, the legendary New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Jazz Band, also performed their high-octane brand of funk, along with Greenwich native and celebrated pop-country singer/songwriter Caroline Jones.
Overlooking Greenwich Harbor, this volunteer-supported non-profit event included local food favorites and family fun for children of all ages, bringing multiple generations of Greenwich residents together to celebrate town pride and the spirit of giving. Guests bid big on signed guitars from the Eagles and Zac Brown, as well as more than 200 items generously donated in the online auction. All proceeds go towards the sustainability of the event for years to come.
A popular tradition of the GTP is the Town Stage, which was created to celebrate the diverse and abundant talent within the Greenwich community. This year, eight local bands performed including: Brunswick Music Improv, Robert Genna Sings, That’s What She Sang, Roctopus, Paloma Skye, Happy Accidents, Rang-A-Boom, and Charlie King & the Next Big Thing.
Even the rain that day could not dampen the smiles on everyone’s faces as they came together at the annual event overlooking Greenwich Harbor. Emcees introducing the bands throughout the day included: Kendra Farn, First Selectman Fred Camillo, Lara Spencer and Gary Dell’Abate.
Sponsored by the Greenwich Town Party, Inc., a non-profit organization qualifying as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the party is a volunteer-supported community event. The GTP is created entirely by the people of Greenwich, for the people of Greenwich. Sponsorships and substantial donations from town residents and local businesses provide the majority of party funding each year, allowing more people to attend. Thanks to the continued generosity of GTP sponsors and donors, the tickets are offered at a significantly discounted price. Every donation to the Greenwich Town Party above $25 is matched by one generous donor. greenwichtownparty.org