Looking ahead to the 10th anniversary of the Greenwich Town Party, Greenwich’s popular kickoff to summer, is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020. For the second year, GTP organizers are holding an online lottery to give everyone an equal opportunity to apply for Community Tickets (general admission), which proved to be successful. Starting Friday, July 12 and running through Friday, September 6, Greenwich residents and businesses can register online and indicate how many tickets they would like to buy for next year’s event.
The GTP, which is held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, has successfully grown over the past 10 years to become one of the most popular and eagerly anticipated community events in Greenwich.
Tickets have historically sold out very quickly.
The GTP mission is to create an annual event where multiple generations come together to celebrate town pride through live music, local food favorites, and family-fun activities.
“We are grateful the community has embraced the GTP and we are thankful support has grown year after year,” said Ray Rivers, Co-President, Greenwich Town Party. “It’s hard to believe it has already been 10 years – this success could not have happened without the whole community pitching in. Thankfully, that support has broadened out from the handful of supporters we had in the early years. Here we are a decade later, and the GTP is the can’t-miss event in Greenwich.”
“While we always look forward to the incredible live music – legendary performers like Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Buddy Guy and Dave Matthews have rocked Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, along with our amazing local talent – but, the true highlight of the day is having the community come together to celebrate together,” Rivers added.
“Now’s the time to enter the lottery for our Community tickets. Thanks to the continued generosity of GTP sponsors and donors, these tickets are offered at a significantly discounted price. In the spirit of generosity, we do hope that everyone will purchase the ticket level they can afford and consider the two additional ticket levels of Neighbor and Sponsor which help fund the party- so we can make our 10th anniversary the event of the year!” – Ray Rivers Co-Preisdent, Greenwich Town Party
Over the next two months – from Friday, July 12 through Friday, September 6 – Greenwich residents, employees and students will have the chance to enter an application for the online ticket lottery at greenwichtownparty.org. All applications will be entered into the ticket lottery equally through the website; no preference will be given to date and time of application submission within the open period.
The application will allow people to submit name, address, town residency or employment status, as well as the number of Community (general admission) tickets they intend to buy (up to six Community or up to four Senior), if they win the opportunity to purchase tickets.
During the month of October, randomly selected applicants will be notified by email that they have won the opportunity to purchase the tickets they specified on their application. All Community tickets for the 2020 event will be sold via this process, and during this time period.
The cost of 2020 Community tickets will remain the same at $85 per ticket. Senior tickets for 2020 will remain at $25. All children must have a ticket to attend the event. Tickets are free of charge for children ages 12 and under, and must be included when you submit your application.
Once the lottery has closed and winners have been chosen, all applicants will be notified of their status via email. Winners will be given a special code to go online and purchase the tickets they requested in their application by a specified date, which will be announced in the fall.
Ticket delivery method will be provided at the time of purchase. The lottery results in a list. If all inventory of tickets are not purchased by initial winners, we will proceed to the next names on the list until all tickets have been sold out.
GTP Neighbor and Sponsor level passes and packages will be on sale starting Friday, July 12 at greenwichtownparty.org.
The Neighbor passes remain at $500 and the Sponsor passes at $1500. Neighbor passes provide access to the Houlihan Lawrence Neighborhood Area with wine, beer and catered food as well as designated parking. The Sponsor level offers unlimited access to the Sponsor Tent with catered food and beverages throughout the day and evening, and premier parking in the Island Beach Lot located directly across from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.
Consistent with its policy since the party’s inception, GTP tickets may only be purchased by Greenwich residents, employees and students. All submitted applications will be verified for Greenwich residency or employment. If a billing zip code is not within the Town of Greenwich, the GTP will verify the applicant via proof of residency and/or employment. There will be no exceptions.
An IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The GTP is privately funded through generous contributions from residents and businesses, and, in part, through ticket sales. In the spirit of mutual generosity, the GTP encourages everyone to contribute as much as they can so the ticket price can stay the same. One generous Greenwich resident matches all contributions, and eighty percent of the cost of each Community ticket is generously funded by individual and corporate sponsors of the GTP. The GTP has no cost to the Town of Greenwich and is not funded by taxpayers.
In order to stay up-to-date on the latest ticket news, band announcements, and special offerings, please sign up for the email list at greenwichtownparty.org.