Week 4: Tues. June 28: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez Band
CHRISTINE OHLMAN (a/k/a “The Beehive Queen” for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is a long-time vocalist with NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band. She’ll be joined onstage by the members of Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, including Cliff Goodwin (guitar), Lorne Entress (drums) and Michael Colbath (bass).
In 2017 she was inducted into the National Blues Hall of Fame of American Heritage, International and landed the Top Female Americana Vocalist honors on The Alternate Root’s International Readers’ Poll. Her theme song for “30 Rock” was recently featured in the July 2020 reunion special on NBC. Mixing a fiery brand of rootsy Americana with an old-school soul music flavor, she serves up a style that’s been dubbed by SIRIUS/XM’s Dave Marsh “Contemporary Rock R&B.”https://www.christineohlman.net
Generously underwritten by Gary & Susie Singer
Thurs. June 30: Jamie McLean Band
Jamie McLean Band creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, middle Americana roots, Delta blues and New York City swagger. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Marc Broussard and many more. Jamie Mclean Band has appeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Targhee Fest, Okeechobee Fest, Ottawa Blues Festival and many more. https://www.jamiemcleanband.com/
“McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul out of every note… the rock & roll swagger of the Rolling Stones combined with the songwriting prowess of Ryan Adams.” – Jambase.
CHIRP Presents free outdoor family concerts open to the public in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park every Tues. and Thurs. through September 1, 2022.
And please get your donations in, so we can have lots more like this, every Tues. & Thurs. throughout the summer.http://www.chirpct.org/donate
This year there is no need for pre-registration. Come on out and join us
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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 $30) in an intimate setting during the other seasons of the year, check out the non-profit singer/songwriter series, www.acousticcelebration.org.