dedicated to making Ridgefield an even better place to live.
The Season continues: Thurs. June 8: John “Papa” Gros
“Sharing New Orleans with the world is my calling,” says pianist and organist John “Papa” Gros (pronounced grow). “That’s what I have been doing and that’s what I’ll do the rest of my life.” For over 30 years Gros has brought his city’s celebratory culture to listeners around the globe. Gros mises all the sounds of New Orleans – funk, trad jazz, brass band, blues – and makes it his own signature gumbo. https://johnpapagros.com
Generously underwritten by Sam Hur of Ridgefield Cleaners
CHIRP will present free outdoor family concerts open to the public in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park every Tues. and Thurs. from Tues. June 6 through August 31, 2023. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m.
And please , we need your donations to make this happen. Contribute to CHIRP
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 6
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.