Saturday, July 20, 2024

“BLUES ON THE BEACH” IS BACK!!

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Saturday, July 20th, from 12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Short Beach

Get ready for the return of our annual “Blues on the Beach” summer music festival!  This increasingly popular summer ritual, part of the Stratford Celebrate Festivals, is run by volunteer Erin McLaughlin, and is sponsored by Little Pub and Burns Construction.

As with last year, Short Beach will close at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, July 19th, the evening before the festival, to accommodate stage set-up for Saturday’s events. The Short Beach Golf Course will be closed the entire day on Saturday, July 20th. Residents attending “Blues on the Beach” are asked to note the following:

   •      Only Town Residents will be allowed to park at Short Beach, and Stratford resident stickers are required.
   •      Beach access will be closed on Friday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m., so preparations can be made.
   •      Parking for the public will begin at 9:30 a.m.
   •      Bicycles are allowed but must be walked in the park area per Stratford Police Department.
   •      Golf Cart parking is allowed in a designated area – see map below for entrance/exit and parking.
   •      No dogs or pets are allowed at the beach.
   •      Cooking with charcoal is prohibited. Propane grills are permitted with tanks smaller than 20 lbs.
   •      A pickup and drop-off area for Ubers and children or family members has been designated at Wayne’s Walk at the intersection of Riverdale Drive and Lighthouse Ave. in Lordship.
   •      Trash from attendees must fit inside of the BigBelly compacting receptacles available on site. Bagged garbage should be placed in dumpsters and not be left beside receptacles.
   •      Overflow parking will be available at the Army Engine lot, just north of the Atlantic Aviation hangers.
   •      Wearing full masks, such as ski-masks, is prohibited.

SEE MAP BELOW FOR TRAFFIC AND PARKING DETAILS

The Stratford Arts Commission is sponsoring a Tent Decorating Competition, and the winner who creatively decorates their tent will receive an early parking pass for Blues on the Beach in 2025.

LINE UP OF PERFORMING BANDS:
   •      12pm – Uncle Moose
   •      1pm – Marcy and the Boys
   •      2pm – Louis Zayas Encore Band
   •      3pm – Oddfellows
   •      4pm – Soundview
   •      5pm – One Sound
   •      6pm – Da Band
   •      7pm – Residual Groove
   •      8pm – Chris D’Amato                   

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