Welcome to CHIRP 2021!

John “Papa” Gros & Band

Thurs. Sept. 2, 7:00 P.M.

For over three decades, John “Papa” Gros has brought his city’s celebratory culture to listeners around the globe. Gros mixes all the sounds of New Orleans – funk, trad jazz, brass band, blues  – and makes it his own signature gumbo. His new solo album Central City, shows Gros capturing New Orleans’ distinct feel-good charm with help from some of its’ most renowned players.

CHIRP Presents free outdoor family concerts open to the public in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park every Tues. and Thurs. through September 2, 2021.

Full Summer 2021 Schedule

And please get your donations in, so we can have lots more like this, every Tues. & Thurs. throughout the summer. https://mailchi.mp/a412a0476cef/donate2chirp

This year there is no need for pre-registration. Come on out and join us

All attendees must be wearing a mask to enter Ballard Park on the night of the show. Once you are seated you may remove your mask. Please put it back on to walk around.

If you have not already liked us on Facebook please do so for the most up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/ChirpCT/

Folks, parking has become a big concern so please adhere to following:
Passengers & Coolers may be dropped off at the CVS entrance to Ballard Park. From there, please follow the directions on the signs and of the parking enforcement personnel to locate parking. Please be considerate and do not park in front of open restaurants anywhere in town unless you are also eating there.

It is now possible to donate to CHIRP online. Help us make our twentieth (20) anniversary season the best yet…

We are still in need your donations.  So please, send your checks. For the many of you who live in surrounding towns and enjoy CHIRP we now have the capacity to accept online donations. Please click on link above.  Please help us provide free music in the park for all who wish to come and enjoy and remember, when it rains we are most often at The Ridgefield Playhouse. You can’t find a better indoor venue. For those who prefer, checks can also be sent to CHIRP, Town Hall, 400 Main St., Ridgefield, CT. 06877.

CHIRP Concerts are Tuesdays and Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day . This year we begin June 1

CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park located in the heart of Ridgefield. CHIRP is totally funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. It is co-sponsored by the town of Ridgefield through its Parks & Rec. Dep’t. and The Ridgefield Press. Concerts begin at 7p.m. Please understand that we love dogs BUT they are not permitted in Ballard Park.

CHIRP’s mission is to present to its audience music and professional musicians who would not normally otherwise have a venue in the Ridgefield/Danbury area. It’s main goals are to build community through shared experience as well as to enhance Ridgefield’s reputation as a “Destination”

Please either Click “DONATE” at the top of the screen or send your Contribution to CHIRP to make our entire season possible: Town Hall, 400 Main St. Ridgefield, CT 06877

The Acoustic Celebration: To hear wonderful, affordable music (no ticket more than $25) in an intimate setting during the other seasons of the year, check out the non-profit singer/songwriter series, www.acousticcelebration.org.

Marc Von Em is a one man band of sorts, able to create an impressive array of music with just his voice and one faithful guitar. His chops are wide-ranging from delicate finger picking to raw, rambunctious strumming. Marc’s guitar serves as more than one instrument as he uses it to create percussive beats and atmospheric sounds. His dynamic voice can go from smooth & soaring to smoky scatting. Marc’s harmonica playing is equally impressive, and he sometimes uses it to accompany his blues influenced original songs. His soulful live performances showcase his original music, influenced by folk, funk and blues, with a few choice cover songs woven in. As one reviewer wrote: “If you haven’t seen Marc Von Em perform live you’re only cheating yourself.”

We regret to announce that both the Marcia Ball concert on Thurs. Aug. 19 and the Pokey LaFarge concert on Aug. 24 are cancelled. The artists are cancelling their current tours due to increased Covid-19 concerns as well as family health issues. We hope to reschedule for next summer.

CHIRP Presents free outdoor family concerts open to the public in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park every Tues. and Thurs. through September 2, 2021.

Full Summer 2021 Schedule

And please get your donations in, so we can have lots more like this, every Tues. & Thurs. throughout the summer. https://mailchi.mp/a412a0476cef/donate2chirp

This year there is no need for pre-registration. Come on out and join us

All attendees must be wearing a mask to enter Ballard Park on the night of the show. Once you are seated you may remove your mask. Please put it back on to walk around.

If you have not already liked us on Facebook please do so for the most up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/ChirpCT/

Folks, parking has become a big concern so please adhere to following:
Passengers & Coolers may be dropped off at the CVS entrance to Ballard Park. From there, please follow the directions on the signs and of the parking enforcement personnel to locate parking. Please be considerate and do not park in front of open restaurants anywhere in town unless you are also eating there.

It is now possible to donate to CHIRP online. Help us make our twentieth (20) anniversary season the best yet…

We are still in need your donations.  So please, send your checks. For the many of you who live in surrounding towns and enjoy CHIRP we now have the capacity to accept online donations. Please click on link above.  Please help us provide free music in the park for all who wish to come and enjoy and remember, when it rains we are most often at The Ridgefield Playhouse. You can’t find a better indoor venue. For those who prefer, checks can also be sent to CHIRP, Town Hall, 400 Main St., Ridgefield, CT. 06877.

CHIRP Concerts are Tuesdays and Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day . This year we begin June 1

CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park located in the heart of Ridgefield. CHIRP is totally funded by individual and foundation donations as well as contributions from local businesses. It is co-sponsored by the town of Ridgefield through its Parks & Rec. Dep’t. and The Ridgefield Press. Concerts begin at 7p.m. Please understand that we love dogs BUT they are not permitted in Ballard Park.

CHIRP’s mission is to present to its audience music and professional musicians who would not normally otherwise have a venue in the Ridgefield/Danbury area. It’s main goals are to build community through shared experience as well as to enhance Ridgefield’s reputation as a “Destination”

Please either Click “DONATE” at the top of the screen or send your Contribution to CHIRP to make our entire season possible: Town Hall, 400 Main St. Ridgefield, CT 06877

The Acoustic Celebration: To hear wonderful, affordable music (no ticket more than $25) in an intimate setting during the other seasons of the year, check out the non-profit singer/songwriter series, www.acousticcelebration.org.