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NORWALK, CT – With the official start of the summer season, residents will soon flock to Calf Pasture Beach daily for fun in the sun.

Beachgoers can look forward to a very special treat on Sunday evening when the Third Taxing District Electric Department presents its 2024 Summer Concert Series with an exciting program of musical performances.

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General Manager Kevin Barber said he and the entire TTD team are really excited about this year’s lineup.

“All of them are recurring groups,” Barber said, “but some haven’t performed for us in five to 10 years.”

According to Barber, the concert series will open with Old School 203, a new group in last year’s lineup whose performance was so well received that they wanted to perform again this year.

“Memphis Soul Spectacular is a group we’re bringing back from 8-10 years ago,” said Barber. “Their lead singer Rob Jockal is a real artist who puts his heart and soul into it.”

The concerts will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Showmobile on the beach in East Norwalk. There are no rain dates.

The full concert schedule for 2024 includes:

  • Old School 203 (July 14, 2024)
  • Summer band (July 21, 2024)
  • The Earls of Fairfield (July 28, 2024)
  • Billy and the Showmen (11 August 2024)
  • Memphis Soul Spectacle (18 August 2024)
  • The Barons (25 August 2024)

According to Barber, planning for the concerts began in January and includes completing application paperwork for the Parks and Recreation Department, securing the services of sound engineers, negotiating and booking various artists, advertising and other minor details.

“Usually this is completed by June,” Barber said, “and the concerts start right after July 4.”

The concert series, a tradition for TTD spanning over 40 years, has become a summer staple for both East Norwalk residents and weekend beachgoers.

“Among our utility’s electric customers, we have many regular concertgoers who inquire about the concerts at the first sign of spring,” Barber said. “We also have beachgoers who see the concert and bring their chairs over to listen. Residents from all over Norwalk come, but also some from out of town who follow the bands.”

Barber also noted that he and Executive Director Ron Scofield are looking forward to another successful concert season this year, where concertgoers can enjoy a wide range of music genres, from big band to Motown to R&B and soul.

“Let’s hope the weather cooperates,” said Barber.