2014 Greenwich Town Party slated for May 2421 May 2014 9:32 AM
Thanks to its proximity to major metropolitan areas along the East Coast, as well as its concentration of successful hedge funds and growing community of affluent luxury home owners, Greenwich has become home to one of the most culturally vibrant towns in Connecticut. Regularly providing residents the opportunity to feast on gourmet cuisine, taste fine wine varietals, shop at high-end retailers and listen to exclusive live performances, it seems appropriate for the municipality to host an annual event that combines these upscale offerings.
Accordingly, on Saturday, May 24, the latest installment of the popular Greenwich Town Party will be held. Boasting a number of notable musical acts - in addition to a fleet of creative food trucks and family-friendly activities - this year's event is sure to be a social gathering to remember. As only a few days remain, it would be in your best interest to reserve your admission as soon as possible, or risk missing out on this special affair.
Second venue added to festival's layout
Due to the attendance records set in previous years, event organizers have decided to expand the 2014 celebration and feature an additional stage. At either Havemeyer Field (GTP North) or Roger Sherman Baldwin Park (GTP South), festival-goers can observe first-hand such esteemed acts as Buddy Guy, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Carlos Santana and Dr. Dog, among many others.
At each venue, an assortment of the area's most acclaimed food trucks will set up shop and offer creative culinary creations to hungry ticket holders. GTP North will see the likes of Fryborg, Fire Engine Pizza Co., Melt Mobile, Wendy's Weenies, LobsterCraft, Cowabunga Grill and Sugar Bakery, just to name a few. At the same time, those stationed at GTP South can enjoy sampling dishes from Asiana Café, Bobby Q's Pit Stop, Burgers Shakes & Fries, Fjord Fisheries, Organic Planet and Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes, among others.
In addition, there will be a number of entertaining activities available for the festival's younger attendees. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., face painting, carnival booths, exiting performers and recreational inflatables, as well as arts & crafts will be held at each venue.
Numerous types of ticket available
In the interest of further developing the tight bond between Greenwich residents, only those who live in the town will be granted access to the festival grounds. Individuals interested in only attending the events planned for GTP North can buy tickets for $50, while those hoping to spend the day at GTP South are able to purchase tickets for $80. At both venues, children under the age of 12 will be permitted entry for free, while senior citizens can attend for just $20 apiece.
Residents looking to take in performances at both locations can opt to buy a "neighbor ticket" for $400, which provides them access to both venues as well as much needed funding to the town of Greenwich. Individuals can also choose to become an event sponsor.
"Buying neighbor tickets or sponsor tickets is a great way to participate and support the Greenwich Town Party while enjoying everything the party has to offer," organizers said, according to The Greenwich Post. "We, as a community, all benefit when we all give a little more and help our neighbors. In the spirit of mutual generosity, we urge the community to embrace the Greenwich spirit and make this event bigger and better than ever ... The day is an expression of contribution and how we help each other. Town-wide participation truly has made this party a success year after year."
Tickets to this year's celebration are only available online through the official event website, and can be picked up prior to May 24 at Greenwich Town Hall, or at the Will Call booth the day of the party.