Welcome to CHIRP 2021!

Tuesday, June 1, 7:00 P.M. Opening night of CHIRP’s 20th anniversary of free concerts in Ridgefield’s Ballard Park: Co-sponsored by The Ridgefield Press and the town of Ridgefield through its Parks & Rec. dept.

Thrilled to let you know that the delightful @Caravan of Thieves will open CHIRP’s 20th anniversary season on Tuesday, June 1.Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification.

“This zany group brings a touch of vaudeville, over-the-top theatricality, performance art and an all-but-the-kitchen sink collection of percussion utensils (and a hubcap) to their brand of gypsy swing music… those wild and crazy guys (and gal) turned out to be the most pleasant surprise of the day.”- Michael Bialas/ Huffington Post Post it on your calendar NOW.

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 have sat down in a pod you may remove your mask. Please put it back on to walk around.

There will be pods in the park that hold 6 to 8 or more people. Families and friends can sit together if they are comfortable doing so. Please do not sit down in a pod where there is already a group sitting before you request to join them. Please respect other people’s wish to sit or not sit with those not yet vaccinated.

Help bring FREE concerts to Everyone! Please Donate

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.

5 thoughts on “Welcome to CHIRP 2021!”

  1. mannersb said:

    Link will be posted tomorrow here and sent to our email subscirbers

  2. David Rich said:

    Hi – how does one pre register?

  3. Mary Kocum said:

    How do I register for a concert? Thank you. Mary