From the Irish Festival to Westside Reggae and from Brews & Barbecue to the Ecuadorian Festival, the Ives Concert Park celebrates Danbury's diversity this summer.

The Ives has welcomed many esteemed performers over the years like Earth, Wind & Fire, Steve Winwood, The J. Geils Band, Steely Dan, Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge, and the list goes on. Over the last couple of years, the Ives has transitioned their summer program schedule to celebrate Danbury's diverse population.

This summer, the Ecuadorian Fest returns on Sunday, August 6. Get your bagpipes on for The Greater Danbury Irish Festival, which attracts so many thousands of people, the Ives turns it into a 3-day party from September 15th thru the 17th. Speaking of party, does anyone remember when a bunch of us I-95ers were invited to sing 'The Friday Song' live on the Ives stage? Can you you name any of the I-95 jocks or support staff?


Don't forget I-95's Brews & Barbecue rescheduled for Saturday, July 22 featuring The Spin Doctors! Other shows to look forward to are The Westside Reggae Fest, The Happy Together Tour featuring the Turtles, The Cowsills, The Archies, The Boxtops, and one of my all-time favorites, I kid you not, The Association! Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot rocks the stage on June 25, and for all you Dead Heads, The Forever Grateful Music Festival tokes the stage on August 18 and August 19. For all the far-out ticket info and show details, click on

The I-95 Road Crew

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