The legendary Eagles and the dynamic Zac Brown Band, both Grammy Award-winning bands, will perform at the 10th anniversary of the Greenwich Town Party, rescheduled for Sunday, September 5 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the non-profit organization announced today. After a challenging year, concerts and festivals are back in action and a welcome opportunity for the community to once again come together, traditionally the hallmark of the annual event. This year’s party, more than any other, will bring 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, will also take the stage with their high-octane brand of funk, along with celebrated pop-country singer/songwriter Caroline Jones.
Celebrating a decade of community spirit and town pride, this volunteer-supported event overlooking Greenwich Harbor will close out the summer over Labor Day Weekend with live music, local food favorites, and family fun for children of all ages. GTP organizers are working closely with Town of Greenwich and State of Connecticut officials to follow the appropriate guidelines and regulations to ensure safe protocols and an enjoyable experience for all partygoers. [More information below.]
“We need a party,” said Ray Rivers, GTP co-president. “The steadfast tenets of the GTP – participation, celebration and community – could not be any more important than they are today! We look forward to being back together with all of our friends and neighbors, rocking out to the music we love, and celebrating the final days of summer in our beautiful town.”
Previous musical icons who have headlined GTP include: Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Buddy Guy, James Taylor, Carlos Santana, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Hall & Oates.
The Eagles — made up of Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill — is one of the most influential and commercially successful American rock bands of all time. With profound lyrics, soaring harmonies, and country-tinged melodies, they created a signature Southern California sound. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, have scored six No. 1 albums, have topped the singles charts five times, and have been awarded six Grammy Awards. The band has performed sold-out concert tours worldwide throughout their career, including their current “Hotel California” tour. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 in their first year of eligibility and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Southern rock group led by front man Zac Brown. Throughout their career spanning more than a decade, Zac Brown Band has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debut at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. To date, the group has won three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010, sold more than 30 million singles, nine million albums, amassed over nine billion catalog streams to date, achieved 15 #1 radio singles and are the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock formats. Zac Brown Band has headlined seven North American Tours and currently holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the iconic Fenway Park. Since their debut, Zac Brown Band has developed a reputation with critics and fans alike as one of the most dynamic live performers, marked by strong musicianship that defies genre boundaries.
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND New Orleans has long been the intersection of where sounds and cultures from around the world converge. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly livinghistory. “A Tuba to Cuba,” the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary film chronicling band leader Ben Jaffe and Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s pilgrimage to Cuba, shares the true power and ability of music to cross over the language barrier and connect people through rhythms that run through everyone. Inspired by Jaffe’s late father’s dream of retracing the cultural and musical heritage that would give birth to New Orleans jazz, “A Tuba to Cuba” fills the screen with energy, elation, and inspiration, reminding us that everyone has a story to tell or a musical style to lay claim to, and a tradition to illuminate.
CAROLINE JONES Declared one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Country Artists You Need to Know” as “an ambitious, entrepreneurial guitar heroine primed to bring back the pop-country glory of the Nineties,” singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones co-produced her new lead single “Come In (But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable)” off her forthcoming sophomore studio album with Grammy and Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake. The talented independent artist also wrote the lyrics to the single, similar to her previous releases with the exception of “All of the Boys,” co-written with Zac Brown, and “Gulf Coast Girl,” written for her by Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally. In 2020, Caroline toured with country stars Sara Evans and Lee Brice, made her return to the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, and appeared in a moving virtual concert as part of Global Citizen and the World Health Organization’s “Together At Home” Series.
Corporate and Individual Sponsorships
Generous GTP Sponsor contributions support 80 percent of the party and allow those who may not otherwise be able to attend get significantly discounted tickets and fund the sustainability of the event. The sponsor commitment for corporations and individuals offers unlimited access to the Sponsor Tent with catered food and beverages throughout the day and evening, and premier parking. All sponsor levels are available at:
Greenwich Town Party tickets may only be purchased by those who live or work in Greenwich.
Neighbor tickets provide access to Houlihan Lawrence Neighborhood Area with wine, beer and catered food, as well as designated parking. These tickets are available now at:
Community/Senior Tickets (General Admission)
As in previous years, Greenwich residents and employees were given the chance to enter an application for the GTP 2020/10th Anniversary online ticket lottery. Now, those tickets will be honored for the 2021 party rescheduled for Sunday, September 5, 2021 .
All applications were entered into the ticket lottery equally through the GTP website; no preference was given to date and time of application submission within the open period. All ticket applications were randomly sorted and lottery winners were verified for Greenwich residency, employment or academic enrollment before they were contacted via email. These winners then had the opportunity to purchase tickets within a two-week window.
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 was open to Greenwich residents of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Submissions are now closed. The local artists lineup will be announced later in July.
To ensure the health and safety of all participants, all ticket holders, performers, staff and volunteers will need to provide proof of one of the following: COVID-19 vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event, or proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid Antigen test taken on the date of the event to gain access to GTP 2021.
GTP has contracted with CLEARED4, and through their HIPAA-compliant website, CLEARED4 will ensure that everyone entering the park is vaccinated or has a negative COVID test result. CLEARED4 is the largest health validation platform used for assurance of safe COVID-19 health, and enables its clients/users to return safely to businesses, schools and stadiums, including Yankee Stadium.
CLEARED4 is not permitted to share a user’s identity or personal health information with any third party, including GTP, due to patient confidentiality.
Attendees will be required to upload their COVID-19 vaccination card, negative PCR or Antigen test to the CLEARED4 secure web-based platform. Once completed, individuals will receive an email confirming that results have been received and they have approval to enter the event, with GTP GO Clearance. Additional details and instructions will be emailed to all ticket holders and posted on the GTP website in the coming weeks.
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