Stamford Downtown is cancelling the 2020 Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live concert series.

“It has not been an easy decision to make, but we believe it is the best one considering the present circumstances,” said David Kooris, President of Stamford Downtown. “Stamford Downtown is committed to bringing live music to the community whenever feasible and bringing people together while following evolving state regulations for public gatherings and in-keeping with best available science for the protection of public health. Our team was working on a great lineup for this summer’s Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live concerts and we are all disappointed that the series needs to be cancelled for this summer. We will develop alternative live music events as soon as we’re able. We look forward to our summer season 2021 when we can bring the music back to downtown.”

But, Stamford Downtown says it will offer a few other summer favorites in a socially-responsible and health-conscious way.

EXPANDED OUTDOOR DINING

Saturday, May 30 – September, 2020

Stamford Downtown is working closely with multiple city departments to develop a block by block strategy that enables these establishments to use a greater amount of the public space for outdoor dining. Stamford Downtown says this will mean more and larger patio options than a typical summer where you will have regular opportunity to enjoy social dining in outdoor environments providing the utmost safety precautions.

STAMFORD DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET

Saturdays, June 14 – October 31, 2020

Stamford Downtown says it will be following federal and state guidelines for a safe and healthy market. There will be one way in and one way out. All vendors will wear masks and gloves and will be keeping a six-foot barrier between vendor booths and the customer. Location to be announced. Check here for information.

ART COLLECTIVE IN STAMFORD DOWNTOWN, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

June – September, 2020

Stamford Downtown will display 36 works of art from 6 regional artists including Gilbert Boro, Barry Gunderson, Lorann Jacobs, David Millen, Morris Norvin and Emily Teall on the sidewalks and parks of Stamford Downtown. Otocast, a free audio tour will be offered with an interactive map, sculpture photos, artist narratives, and information about our many Downtown restaurants. It’s a great way to take a tour from home or while you are Downtown. Download “Otocast” from the Apple App or Google Play Stores and choose Stamford, CT to access the tour.

MAKE MUSIC DAY IN STAMFORD DOWNTOWN

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stamford Downtown will join cities all around the world for this free celebration of music on the longest day of the year. We are matching venues and musicians for a day of music throughout the Downtown. This will be the third year that Stamford Downtown has participated in this global event. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. The performances will be small (a majority are solo performers) and Stamford Downtown plans to only host in areas where space permits that social distancing rules be followed. Interested in participating as a musician or venue? Check here.

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