Live Music

Summer 2017 Band Schedule

We feature great local bands all summer long.  Starting Wednesday with acoustic night and Thursday through Sunday nights LIVE BANDS...come early to get a seat at THE SHACK! 

 

 

Mark Zalenz

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:30 PM

Greatest music from 60's; 70's, 80's; 90's and Today comes alive!

Award winning singer who is normally seen with The Short Bus scales down to just himself on piano, guitar and vocals.

Musical selection joyously varies between eclectic and current with Beatles, Springsteen, Sting, Bruno Mars, Carol King, Police, NIN, Billy Joel, Meat Loaf, Melissa Etheridge, U2, Journey, Don Henley, Howard Jones, SuperTramp, Ed Sherran, Eagles, Dave Matthews, Sister Hazel, Marc Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Sinatra, Streisand, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Matchbox 20 and a whole lot more.

BLiSS

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Bliss covers pop, dance, funk, rock hits from the 70's to the present while tailoring their sets to suit the vibe of the party and audience they are playing for. Their high energy performances are sure to keep any audience having a great time dancing and singing along all night.

Pimpinella

Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30 PM

Pimpinella is a Connecticut based 4 piece funk/disco party band.

Freeride

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:30 PM

FreeRide is not your average Rock Cover Band. With seasoned musicians and vocalists, their diversity is what sets them apart from the rest. Playing a wide variety of current and classic rock cover tunes, they will not only keep you entertained, you’ll be begging for more! Coming from a wide range of backgrounds, each musician brings their own style and talent to each performance. Together as a band for over 10 years, FreeRide has garnered rave reviews from promoters to fans alike. Opening up for Hootie and the Blowfish at Alive at Five to performing on cruise ships, corporate parties and venues throughout Connecticut, this talented group keeps you dancing all night long. This band is known for their honesty and integrity and gives much more than expected in each performance. Come check out the areas most loved Rock Band and you’ll definitely be coming back for more!

Big Chief

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 6:30 PM

Big Chief band delivers red hot Blues, R&B, Classic and Modern R&R and Funk. Once you catch their show, you'll be Groovin' for more! Influences: The Black Crowes, Cream, Santana, Tower Of Power, Chicago, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, The Police, Umphrey's McGee, Phish, Gov't Mule, Steely Dan, The Allman Brothers Band, Frank Zappa, King's X and a million more ......

Acoustic Mafia

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 5:30 PM

Acoustic Mafia duo are Chrissy Grazio- vocals and Dave Aaron-guitars They are a Connecticut based pop/rock duo with influences of Led Zeppelin, Fiona Apple and Rush.

Pimpinella

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

Connecticut based 4 piece funk/disco party band.

Vertigo

Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

Vertigo brings their incredible musicianship, energy and groove to a big bouncy repertoire of danceable rock and funk classics and currents that you know and love. They also like to create their own re-imagined versions of some of the best tunes of the last 40 years, and they're thinking about sneaking in a few originals, too.

The Avengers

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:30 PM

Old Greenwich, CT-based classic rock band, playing passionate re-creations of songs by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, Crowded House, REM, Motown, and some unpredictable choices too (Edison Lighthouse, the Proclaimers, etc.)
http://theavengersrock.com/

Hedtrip

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 6:30 PM

Hedtrip is a high energy party rock band. Come see them "rock the dock" at The Shack!

Mark Zalenz

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

Greatest music from 60's; 70's, 80's; 90's and Today comes alive!

Award winning singer who is normally seen with The Short Bus scales down to just himself on piano, guitar and vocals.

Musical selection joyously varies between eclectic and current with Beatles, Springsteen, Sting, Bruno Mars, Carol King, Police, NIN, Billy Joel, Meat Loaf, Melissa Etheridge, U2, Journey, Don Henley, Howard Jones, SuperTramp, Ed Sherran, Eagles, Dave Matthews, Sister Hazel, Marc Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Sinatra, Streisand, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Matchbox 20 and a whole lot more.

Broken Arrow

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 PM

Americana and Adult Alternative performer Mike Milazzo is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist who blends wooden and electric instruments for a raw, heartfelt, singular sound. His most recent, “Love Is A Cage” features an eclectic mix of songs, honed by hundreds of live performances and showcasing Milazzo’s years of performing. Reflective of his time spent in NYC, “Love Is A Cage” has come from broken relationships, interactions that have gone wrong, and stories of lost love affairs of the past. As Mike handed the tracks to his producer he apologized for another selection of sad songs, “Keep the melancholy coming, Mike, that’s what you’re good at.” replied George.

“Musically, this is a combination of genres, merging gospel with bluegrass, country with rock ‘n roll. We think of Elvis Costello at times, but there is a tangy twang and a hint of the Four Horsemen that’s unmistakable.” – Willam Glenn, Fringe Review
Mike’s first album, The World Outside (Mighty Quinn Productions, 2007), connected strongly with fans and is considered by many to be a treasured gem in their collections. The album was well received by critics and still receives regular airplay on local, satellite, and internet radio. As a life-long working musician, Mike is at his most comfortable on stage. He has shared his guitar, vocal, and mandolin skills with emerging artists, veteran performers – including Meg Griffin’s Trainwreck, Buddy Cage, and Tom Hanway, – and as an opening act for Donovan, Richie Havens, and Levon Helm.

Whether represented by a full band or by minimal instrumentation, Mike Milazzo’s songs resonate with a raw heart and a melancholy beauty. www.mikemilazzo.com

 

Straightjackets

Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Straightjackets are the "real-deal" 4 piece "power-pop" rock n' roll cover band from Fairfield County CT mixing classic and modern dance rock, blues and funk tunes into an irresistible and contagious blend of dance music! The band plays all over Connecticut and the New York Metro area and boasts members with highly regarded musical pedigrees. The Straightjackets are well known for their rapid fire song selection and their ability to cover a wide range of musical material that is most notably unexpected, at times obscure and always unpredictable.

Green Eyed Lady

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Green Eyed Lady rocks your favorite CLASSIC ROCK and SOUL playlist - it's like your favorite rock station brought to life. Some have defined it as YACHT ROCK!

Joan Jett - ZZ Top - Fleetwood Mac - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sheryl Crow - Bad Company - Tom Petty Eagles - Rolling Stones - Pretenders - Allman Brothers - B-52s - Beatles - Van Morrison - Jimi Hendrix - The Bangles - CCR - Blondie - Pat Benetar, the Doors, Loverboy etc. - and of course, Sugarloaf.

Pimpinella

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 6:30 PM

Pimpinella is a Connecticut based 4 piece funk/disco party band.

Coupe DeVille

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 5:30 PM

Nick will rock out acoustic style and play all of your favorite classics!

BLiSS

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:00 PM

Bliss covers pop, dance, funk, rock hits from the 70's to the present while tailoring their sets to suit the vibe of the party and audience they are playing for. Their high energy performances are sure to keep any audience having a great time dancing and singing along all night.

Superhero

Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:30 PM

SUPERHERO is a professional high energy rock band based out of Greater New York specializing in 80s, 90s and modern pop songs. We perform every week in Tri-State New York (including monthly shows on the Upper East & West sides of Manhattan). No matter the scenario, if you're looking for an entertaining high-energy band that plays nothing but extremely popular music catering to ages between 20 & 50 then Superhero is exactly what you're looking for!

Undercover

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:30 PM

Decades of Rock n' Roll Hits.  A sound for yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Members of Undercover: Dom Yorfino-Guitar, Vocals Jim Ero-Guitar, Vocals Tom Siseliano-Bass, Vocals Joe Thomas-Drums, Vocals

Tangled Vine

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 6:30 AM

Tangled Vine is swampy mix of rock 'n roll, soul and rhythm & blues. From Janis Joplin to Pink, The Stones to Kings of Leon and everything in between.

Mark Zalenz

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:30 PM

Greatest music from 60's; 70's, 80's; 90's and Today comes alive!

Award winning singer who is normally seen with The Short Bus scales down to just himself on piano, guitar and vocals.

Musical selection joyously varies between eclectic and current with Beatles, Springsteen, Sting, Bruno Mars, Carol King, Police, NIN, Billy Joel, Meat Loaf, Melissa Etheridge, U2, Journey, Don Henley, Howard Jones, SuperTramp, Ed Sherran, Eagles, Dave Matthews, Sister Hazel, Marc Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Sinatra, Streisand, James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Matchbox 20 and a whole lot more.

The Scavengers

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:00 PM

Live acoustic music, originals and covers, with some guys you may know from New

Canaan Music downtown: Phil Williams on vocals and guitar, Jim O’Neil on bass,

and Duke McGuiness on guitar and vocals.

Vertigo

Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:30 PM

Vertigo brings their incredible musicianship, energy and groove to a big bouncy repertoire of danceable rock and funk classics and currents that you know and love. They also like to create their own re-imagined versions of some of the best tunes of the last 40 years, and they're thinking about sneaking in a few originals, too.

Otis and the Hurricanes

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

Take a bit of delta blues, mix it with a spicy taste of New Orleans funk, shake it with some good time rock 'n roll and you've got the recipe for groovin' with Otis and the Hurricanes.

27 West

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:30 PM

27 West is an original/cover band founded by guitarist John Merjave and keyboardist Kevin Thomas. Influences: The Beatles, Billy Joel, Journey, and the list goes on...

Acoustic Mafia

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:30 PM

Acoustic pop/rock duo with influences from Led Zeppelin, Fiona Apple and Rush.

Fire and Knives

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM

Fire and Knives is an acousic version of the band Jaws.  Nick and Danny rock their guitars while unplugged.

Superhero

Friday, June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM

SUPERHERO is a professional high energy rock band based out of Greater New York specializing in 80s, 90s and modern pop songs. We perform every week in Tri-State New York (including monthly shows on the Upper East & West sides of Manhattan). No matter the scenario, if you're looking for an entertaining high-energy band that plays nothing but extremely popular music catering to ages between 20 & 50 then Superhero is exactly what you're looking for!

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