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FTDT News: The 2nd Phase of Reopening



Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series
Come out for Summer Concerts on the Green on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM from July 8 through August 26. Rain dates are always the Tuesday after.

Concert Schedule:

July 15, 2021 * Still Kickin' with Big City Horns
Sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings

A rockin' nine piece band paying tribute to the great 60's - 70's and 80's Horn Bands. A powerhouse rhythm and horn section delivering a variety of Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Soul and Funk, with a touch of Country thrown in - to keep you moving on the dance floor.

July 20, 2021 * Gene Donaldson & The Stingrays (rescheduled!)
Sponsored by FTDT Board of Directors

Gene has been playing guitar for the last 35 years. In the 80's he was in a very popular band called "Smokestack Lightning". From there he joined a North east institution..."Motown Review" and played up and down the East coast. In 1992 Gene left the "Motown Review" in order to start his own group, "Gene Donaldson and the StingRays". With this band he has shared the stage with some of the Blues most respected artists. During this time Gene also toured with a number of blues artists as a sideman including Lee "Shot" Williams, Phil Guy, Eddie Kirkland, and Mary Taylor. He has also appeared on stage with blues artists such as Johnny Rawls, and Lucky Petterson. Currently Gene released a CD in the Spring of ’09'

July 22, 2021 * 102 Army Band
Sponsored by 102d Army Band

102d Army Band is the official musical emissary for the Connecticut Army National Guard. Within the 102d Army Band, there are several musical groups which play a variety of music including classical, jazz, rock and many others. In addition to our concert band, we have multiple music performance teams, including: jazz combo, rock band, pop ensemble, brass quintet and duet teams. This allows us to perform many different types of concerts and ceremonies.

July 29, 2021 * The Flamingo Big Band
Sponsored by a Friend of Windsor Center

Flamingo is a 14 piece all female big band that plays jazz standards from the big band era as well as Latin, pop and rock tunes of the 50's through the 80's. The energetic, experienced group of well trained musicians has an infectious love of music that keeps audience members of all ages tapping toes and dancing. https://www.facebook.com/flamingobigband

August 5, 2021 * Nekita Waller Band
Sponsored by Day Hill Dental, Jordan Dental and Windsor Junior Womens Club

Nekita's live music repertoire includes, pop, Motown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tower to Power, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Classic Rock, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Country, and originals. Those who support and enjoy her music are as diverse as the music Nekita performs. From young to old, of all backgrounds, Nekita moves, entertains, and connects with all who listen. https://www.facebook.com/nekitawaller

August 12, 2021 * Steve Lipman Band
Sponsored by Carmon Funeral Homes

Steve’s dream of becoming a vocalist began at a very young age as he was sifting through his mother’s 78 RPM records. She had quite a varied collection of talented vocalists, but it was soon clear that Steve’s favorite was Frank Sinatra. To Steve, Sinatra was the ultimate storyteller. He communicated the essence of life to each individual listener like no singer had done before. Today, Steve retells the stories that Sinatra explored, conjuring the essence of the great master of the Songbook without impersonation. The arrangements and performances are creatively transformed, leaving no question in the audience’s mind as to who is on stage touching each of them with these unforgettable stories.

August 19, 2021 * Bus13
Sponsored by Pelton Excavating

BUS13 is well known for their heartland-rock and alternative-country style. Singer/songwriter Todd Daniels found his musical inspiration from Jeff Tweedy & WILCO, Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Tom Petty, John Prine, and Neil Young. The band has thrived on their original indie roots and has released three studio albums including, “Reflector”, “Band Radio”, and “Underground Parties and Other Fabulous Shoes”. “Daniels is an engaging front man. You can’t help being drawn in by the sentiments.” ~ Thomas Pizzola Hartford Advocate. BUS13 first garnered national notoriety on SiriusXM radio for their first album “Reflector” with the song “My Green Bike”, a feel-great tune about Daniels’ childhood modified chopper bicycle. The song famously begins with Daniels singing “I’m feeling great today” and the listener is taken along for the uplifting ride. SiriusXM DJ, Billy Zero of the RADAR REPORT, touted BUS13 as one of the “Most Notable Unsigned Artists in the US”. Expect an engaging show and a lot of good Americana fun.

August 26, 2021 * Rock Solid Alibi
Sponsored by Joyce Armstrong and the Windsor Historical Society

Connecticut's newest power trio playing Rock & Roll, straight up, in a dirty glass. These Connecticut music veterans have performed at some of the area’s most significant


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Reopening June 17

Reopening June 17
Connecticut's Phase 2 Reopening on June 17th includes the following businesses. You can read the rules for each at the link below.

Amusement Parks
Hotels / Lodging
Restaurants
Museums, zoos, and aquariums
Indoor recreation (e.g., bowling, movie theaters, etc.)
Libraries Outdoor events Personal services (e.g., nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc.) Sports and fitness facilities (e.g., gyms, fitness centers, pools, etc.)

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Upcoming Events

5/15-8/31
TourWindsorCT: Shad Selfie Contest!
7/29
Concert on the Green
7/29
Farmers Market
7/31
Tick-borne Illness Support Group
8/4
A New Playground For FCELC!
8/5
Concert on the Green
8/5
Farmers Market
8/11
Special Anniversary Cruise Night
8/12
Concert on the Green
8/12
Farmers Market
8/12
Bart's Employee Reunion Night
8/13
Gene Donaldson Live at Bart's
8/14
Tick-borne Illness Support Group
8/14
Personal Touch Live at Bart's
8/19
Concert on the Green
8/19
Farmers Market
8/23
Windsor Health Dept Hypertension
8/26
Concert on the Green
8/26
Farmers Market
8/28
Tick-borne Illness Support Group
8/30
Windsor Health Dept Hypertension
9/2
Farmers Market
9/9
Farmers Market
9/11
Tick-borne Illness Support Group


Mission Statement
The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

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