FC Buzz Weekend July 14-16: Arts and Culture in Fairfield County

FC BUZZ Weekend July 14 - July 16

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free eBuzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website.

Annual Summer Show Opening Exhibit Reception

Wilton Library

Friday, July 14, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Celebrating adult artists who live or work in Wilton, or have a connection to the town. This is the 77th year that the library will welcome local talent to display their works in this non-juried summer art exhibition. The majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  On view through August 29th. 

Free Ticket Show: The Suffers

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport

Friday, July 14, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

An eight-piece band from Houston, this band is redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of Classic American Soul with Rock & Roll, country, and Latin and Southern hip hop. Both sonically and visually arresting, the large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin's massive voice.

Pop 2000 Tour

Ridgefield Playhouse

Friday, July 14, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Who says #Throwbacks are reserved for Thursdays? The Pop 2000 Tour delivers the TRL moments that will bring you right back to the early 2000s. Pop 2000 Tour features Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, O-Town, BBMak, Ryan Cabrera and LFO. 

Music City Sessions: Boomtown Saints

Palace Theatre, Stamford

Friday, July 14, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Named by Billboard as one of three duos vying to “emerge as a household name” in 2023, BoomTown Saints is composed of Chris Ramos and Ben Chism. The fusion of Chris’ energetic stage presence and broad vocal range with Ben’s smooth voice and distinguishable southern drawl yields an undeniable charisma between the two. BoomTown Saints' brand of southern rock continues to resonate with a growing fan-base as they crisscross the country entertaining audiences nationwide. 

Tab Benoit with Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos

The Warehouse, Fairfield

Friday, July 14, 8:00 - 11:00 pm

In 1992 Benoit released his first recording Nice and Warm on the Justice Label. The title track became a AAA Radio hit and Benoit’s touring career kicked into high gear. Nice and Warm prompted comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Tab began playing two-hundred and fifty shows a year, a schedule he has kept up for over twenty years. He recorded four albums for Justice Records before being signed to the Vanguard label, and became Louisiana’s Number One Blues export.

Seven Cousins for a Horse

Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

Friday July 14 through Sunday July 16 

It’s Thrown Stone Theatre’s world premiere of “Seven Cousins for a Horse” by Tammy Ryan. Set in 1848, this piece tells the story of Ammi Phillips, the most prolific folk artist in American history. He has suffered a personal tragedy, his once-thriving career is fading, and even his beloved horse is on her last legs. His cousins invite him back to his hometown of Colebrook, CT, offering a sturdy horse in exchange for seven portraits of the family. As Ammi captures their likenesses, can he paint a new path for himself? Come and see! Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through July 23rd.

Destination Westport: Saugatuck Stories

The Westport Museum

Saturday, July 15, 9:30 am

Explore the riverside neighborhood of Saugatuck, situated at the mouth of the Saugatuck River at the Long Island Sound. The area has been historically significant from before European colonization, through the 20th century. Explore commerce, including the Atlantic trade, as well as 19th and early 20th century immigrant and women’s experiences in the town through the history of this area. Meet at the Saugatuck Train Station, New York bound side (45 Railroad Place). 

Town Hall Green Walking Tour

Fairfield Museum

Saturday July 15, 10:00 am

This tour showcases the people and places of Fairfield along with events that took place right under your feet! Learn about a Native village, the 1639 town center, local witch trials, the Revolutionary War battleground, and the Burr Homestead.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Saturday, July 15, 8:00 pm

For over 30 years, this group has been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

Summer Break Reception and Show

art/place gallery, Fairfield

Sunday, July 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

An exhibit of paintings of members Judith Lambertson and Lina Morielli. Lambertson’s works are studio paintings and works in plein air that spring from the experience of location. Morielli is interested in the subconscious, memories that resurface, trauma that lingers and most importantly time as we live and work in the present and how the external forces of world events determine and influence creativity. Artist Talk at 4 pm. On view through July 23rd, 12-5pm every day.

Music at the Mansion Featuring Rachel & Keve (with Friends)

Lounsbury House, Ridgefield

Sunday July 16, 4:00 pm

An arts and cultural collaboration offering chamber music at one of Ridgefield’s most treasured historical landmarks. Doors open at 4:00 PM for wine & hors d’oeuvres. Concert begins at 4:45 PM. Advance tickets required.

See these and discover hundreds more events on the FCBUZZ EVENTS page at https://culturalalliancefc.org Sign up for the Cultural Alliance eBuzz to receive top picks and spotlights each week in your inbox.


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