Blue Sky sponsored by Joyce and Dick Armstrong
Rock Solid Alibi sponsored by Day Hill Dental
Gene Donaldson & The Stingrays sponsored by Century 21 All Points Realty
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'
BUS13 sponsored by Windsor Independent Living Association
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.
Still Kickin'" with the Big City Horns sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings
Still Kickin' & The Big City horns is a 9 piece band, locally bred musicians, who play classic rock, R&B and blues.
Personal Touch sponsored by Sharon Dillon Rispoli/Berkshire Hathaway & Don Trinks/Bart’s Beanery
*First Town Downtown presents a “Taste of Summer”
Farmington Valley Band sponsored by Carmon Community Funeral Homes & The Carmon Family
The Farmington Valley Band performs a wide variety of challenging and outstanding concert music, favorites and marches. Although the marching tunes of K.L. King, Sousa, R.B. Hall and old time American band leaders abound, you are also likely to hear a few jazz compositions in the "Big Band" tradition of the Dorseys or Woody Herman.
Nekita Waller Band sponsored by Voya Windsor Employee Resource Groups
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.
Steve Lipman sponsored by Kimberly Hall and Dr. Roberta Garceau
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.
Concert Night Reminders:
* Concert rain dates are the following Tuesday
* Bring a food item for Windsor Food & Fuel Bank
* Enjoy a pre-concert dinner at a Windsor restaurant
* Shop and eat at the local Farmer's Market from 3:30-6:30pm
* On August 2nd join us for a "Taste of Summer".
Visit www.FirstTownDowntown.org or www.WindsorCC.org for info