Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

New Orleans Jazz, March 21, 7-9 p.m., Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford. Concert in the Farmhouse includes beers, box supper. Tickets $60-$70. Info: 203-977-6543, stamfordmuseum.org. Traditional Irish Music Session, March 21, 7:45 p.m., St. Gabriel’s Church Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. Damien Connolly joins the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Irish music session. Free. BYOB. Musicians, dancers, … read more

Origins of the Marshall Tucker Band

One of the Marshall Tucker Band’s first of many big hits, “Can’t You See,” penned by original member Toy Caldwell, helped launch the band from it’s Spartanburg, S.C., home base to the national charts. Over the decades, and with hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Take the Highway,” the band has earned southern rock superstar status. Lead … read more

End of an era: Band Together prepares for final show

After more than a decade of being one of the region’s most successful and popular fund-raising initiatives, Band Together is disbanding, but not before playing one final show on March 30 for the Center for Family Justice at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Over the 13 years it’s been in existence, Band Together built a legacy that includes raising $3.4 … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Howie Day, March 15, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $28-$32. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Jefferson Starship, March 15, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour, March 16, 7 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets: $40-$75. Info: palacestamford.org. Back to Back to Black, March 16, … read more

Crystal Bowersox forges her own path

Crystal Bowersox, who came to prominence as the runner-up in the ninth American Idol season in 2010, will bring her rock-folk music blend to the Fairfield Theatre Company on March 13. Bowersox was born in Ohio, now lives in Nashville with her 10-year-old son, and overcame much adversity to pursue her career, including a challenging childhood, a diagnosis of Type … read more

This Weekend: Concerts, plays and more

Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice runs March 7-17 as part of the Valley Shakespeare Festival at 415 Howe Ave., Shelton. Tickets are $10-$35. For more information, visit vsfestival.org. Xeno & Oaklander Xeno & Oaklander will perform on March 7 at 7:45 p.m. at the Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets are $18. For more information, visit … read more

This Weekend: Concerts, birds and more

The Road to Mecca The Road to Mecca runs Feb. 14-24 at the Westport Community Theatre, Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport. Tickets are $15-$25. For more information, visit westportcommunitytheatre.com. Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count is on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at Grass Island Park, 1 Grass Island Road, Greenwich. You can join Audubon naturalists … read more

Riki Stevens tours with Mystic Bowie

2018 was an eventful year for Riki Stevens. The Norwalk singer-songwriter’s talent got noticed big-time when she won Wall Street Theater’s first “Connecticut’s Got Talent” competition in March. A few weeks later, she appeared on radio station WPKN, and in the summer she headlined Norwalk’s NICE Festival. She also began working on her debut studio album. Lately, Stevens has been … read more

In town, on the lake: Music festivals offer array of sounds

Ridgefield is set to become the music capital of Fairfield County this weekend with not one but two festivals planned — one in the village that’s jazz-themed and spread across five venues this weekend, and another on Rainbow Lake that’s more folky and set to run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The four-day festival that will take … read more

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