“Free Music Fridays” Series on Greenwich Avenue Kicks Off June 4

The First Selectman’s Committee to “Re-Imagine Greenwich” is organizing a series of live music performances in Greenwich Common this summer.

The “Free Music Fridays” series will provide live music, free of charge and open to the public, every Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Greenwich Common on Greenwich Avenue.

The series is being produced by three entities: Greenwich Forward, which was formerly Think Greenwich. Greenwich Forward has the mission of helping fund initiatives of the second entity: the First Selectman’s Committee to Re-Imagine Greenwich. The third entity is Greenwich Parks & Recreation Dept.

The series will feature local artists that appeal to a variety of musical tastes.

The lunch time series will run for 14 weeks, from June 4 through September 4.

“The Free Music Fridays program is a perfect example of Greenwich emerging stronger than ever,” First Selectman Fred Camillo in a press release. “Music has the power of uniting us and raising our spirits as we celebrate this gradual return to normalcy.”

June performance schedule.

Mark Zelenz.Contributed photo

June 4
Mark Zelenz

Born and raised in Cos Cob, Mark Zelenz is a popular local musician who plays a variety of music from classic rock to contemporary music and pop. Zelenz was the lead singer of the Short Bus. He has since embarked on a solo career and has an impressive repertoire of popular songs.

Bill Genuario. Photo: Mike Thut

June 11
Billy G. and the Boys

Bill Genuario is a multi-talented singer and musician playing a unique blend of standards from Sinatra to Tom Jones. Genuario has several decades of experience performing with bands, both large and small.

Cover Story. Contributed photo

June 18
Cover Story with Megan Tyre

Cover Story is a local band led by vocalist Megan Tyre. They play a mix ranging from classic rock and folk to dance music. Megan has been the Director of Alumnae at Greenwich Academy for 20 years.

Frank Rogers and The Sound Cats

June 25
Frank Rogers and The Sound Cats

Frank Rogers, Greenwich native, is a local musician known as the lead singer and guitar player for the Head Rattlers and having formed a new band, The Sound Cats playing a mix of Classic Rock and easy to love originals.