Fairfield’s Groovin’ on the Green concert series: Thursday night live

The classic-rock band Thunderbay performed at Groovin’ on the Green in 2016 (pictured) and will close out this year’s series on Aug. 31. CONTRIBUTED
The classic-rock band Thunderbay performed at Groovin’ on the Green in 2016 (pictured) and will close out this year’s series on Aug. 31. CONTRIBUTED

Village Green Park hosts weekly shows.

Fairfield’s summer concert series, Groovin’ on the Green, is underway with an outdoor concert each week at Village Green Park.

“We have a mixture of the classics that everybody likes to see as well as some new groups that will be featured throughout the summer. Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers is a bluegrass/country group that we have for the first time on June 1,” said David Sheldrick, marketing specialist for Fairfield Parks & Recreation.

Presented by Chaco Credit Union, the weekly series started on May 11 and will continue every Thursday through Aug. 31. All concerts will be held at Village Green Park.

Sheldrick said the series offers a diverse lineup of music from Country and Cajun to German, Blues and Classic Rock.

“We have a little something for everybody this year,” he said.

Bands that will make up the season lineup include Noah Wotherspoon Band, Ricky Nye, the Dan Varner Band, Lisa Biales Band, The Klaberheads, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, BlueStone Ivory, Thunderbay and others.

Among other event highlights, there will be activities for children as well as vendor giveaways. Food, beverage and dessert vendors will be on hand, along with business vendors, event partners and sponsors that will have booths set up, such as Hammann’s Catering and Flub’s Ice Cream.

“Families bring their children, and we have senior adults coming, and all ages in between, and it’s really great to be able to bring in all these different groups. They are all great performers…It’s a tremendous opportunity to come out and have fun,” Sheldrick said.

Additionally, the Groovin’ Grill, located on the Fairfield Community Arts Center balcony, will feature a family-friendly dinner service from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and cash bar that will remain open until the conclusion of each concert. The Groovin’ Grill will be open throughout the Groovin’ concert season. Food will be available for purchase. A standard menu, along with a kids’ menu of hamburgers, hot dogs and a side item will be available each week with various specials that will be offered throughout the summer.

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How to go

What: Groovin’ on the Green

When: 7 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Village Green Park, Fairfield

Cost: Free

More info: www.Fairfield-City.org/Green

Groovin’ on the Green schedule

All times at 7 p.m.

June 1: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers (Bluegrass/Country)

June 8: Noah Wotherspoon Band (Blues/Rock)

June 15: Anna & The Deeper Well (Pop/Rock/Blues)

June 22: Ricky Nye featuring Li’l Red (Boogie Woogie)

June 29: The Dan Varner Band (Country)

July 6: Debi & the Revelation (70’s Pop/Rock)

July 13: Robin Lacy and DeZydeco (Cajun)

July 20: Lisa Biales Band (Folk/Blues/Rock)

July 27: Amy Sailor (Country/Pop)

Aug. 3: Dangerous Jim & the Slims (Classic Rock)

Aug. 10: Pocket Change (Swing/Latin/Rock)

Aug. 17: BlueStone Ivory (Classic Rock)

Aug. 24: The Klaberheads (German)

Aug. 31: Thunderbay (Classic Rock)

Featured food vendors *

Hammann’s Catering

Hot Head Burritos

Legasea Cafe

U-Lucky Dawg

Flubs

Kona Ice

*Vendors rotate throughout the summer

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