This year for Taste of Greater Danbury we have an amazing lineup of live music.
Starting on Friday, Sept. 7th at 5:30 pm is Rock This Town Orchestra, the only Brian Setzer Orchestra Tribute band in the country. They blend a vibrant fusion of American sounds of classic ‘50’s rock & roll and big band swing with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. At 8 pm we’re shifting gears and going a little bit country with ZBTB, a Zac Brown Tribute band.
Sunday opens with Singer/Songwriter Robin Eve, followed by Jason Ingriselli & The Miles North and The Father Jones Band. Then, back by popular demand, the festivities wrap up with Beginnings – A Tribute to Chicago.
Come early and stay late because the CityCenter Green is going to be jumpin’ all weekend long.
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Friday September 7th @8:00pm
ZBTB – Zac Brown Tribute
ZBTB is the premier tribute to the chart-topping Zac Brown Band. With 12 number-one singles and three GRAMMY wins, the Zac Brown Band is one of the hottest names in the music business and ZBTB is the first and most authentic tribute to their recorded music and live show. Not only does ZBTB capture the sound and creativity of the Zac Brown Band but they bring a similar atmosphere of family to their shows while engaging the audience in a way that is all their own.
From the Zac Brown Band’s 2008 breakout hit “Chicken Fried” to the recent sing-along anthem “Homegrown”, ZBTB plays all the hits any country fan knows and loves. In concert, the Zac Brown Band is well known for their renditions of a diverse set of covers, and ZBTB follows suit. With classics like “Enter Sandman”, “Ants Marching” and “Comfortably Numb” in the set, there’s something for everyone at a ZBTB show.
Saturday September 8th @8:00pm
PIMPS of JOYTIME
Pimps of Joytime puts the needle in the groove with its fresh collection of 10 funk anthems ready to put a smile on faces across the globe. An intersection of Brooklyn’s indie music scene, New Orleans funk and San Francisco soul, the Pimps’ new studio release Third Wall Chronicles (Sugar Road Records: March 24, 2017) unites us around a common bond of Peace, Love and Music. The apex of positivity and a solace from the daily grind shines bright as the Pimps of Joytime throw the dance party of the year on Third Wall Chronicles and everyone is invited!
Brian Jay, Pimps of Joytime band leader, is no stranger to working with A-List talent in the studio as he’s produced albums for a “who’s who” of New Orleans heavyweights, including such stars as Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), James Andrews, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (The World’s Most Recorded Drummer), and Corey Henry (Galactic). He’s shared the stage with Art Neville, George Porter and Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), Eddie Bo, and he’s currently working on an album with GRAMMY Award-nominated blues artist Cedric Burnside (grandson of legendary blues musician R.L. Burnside). Brian Jay co-produces Third Wall Chronicles with Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin. Co-writers on the album also include Anthony Cole (JJ Grey & Mofro), Nappy G (Turntables on the Hudson), DJ Black Pearl, and Chancey Yearwood.
Third Wall Chronicles is the Pimps Of Joytime’s fourth full-length studio album and features standout performances by fellow Pimps band members Mayteana Morales (vocals/percussion), Kimberly Dawson (vocals), David Bailis (bass/sampler) and John Staten (drums). Pimps of Joytime will headline venerable West Coast venues in February and March 2017 before heading to the East Coast for their national album release event at The Bowery Ballroom on March 25, 2017.
Sunday September 9th @5:00pm
BEGINNINGS – a tribute to Chicago
Celebrating over 50 years in music!
Beginnings is comprised of some of the most talented musicians who together form the top Chicago tribute band in the area fronted by multiple lead vocalists. They perform the songs of the band Chicago, whose song book spans more than forty years, and included five #1 albums and 20 Top Ten hits. Their performances bring to life the music of Chicago, and exceptionally recreate every decade of the band’s hits. Beginnings is a family friendly melodic adventure, pleasing to music lovers of all ages. For years, Beginnings has entertained audiences all over the country.
Beginnings invites you to make time to come out and hear the band. They know it will be one of the most enjoyable and entertaining shows you will ever see. The music of Chicago is truly wonderful-timeless classics that definer generations –especially when performed by this talented group of musicians—Beginnings.