This May the Ives Concert Park located on 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury is hosting two fun-filled events to kick off the season.
If you like fine craft brews, good BBQ and music, don't miss the Brews & BBQ event on Saturday, May 13 plus music from the Spin Doctors! When this legendary New York quartet released "If The River Was Whiskey" on May 14th through Ruf Records, casual fans will discover the secret past the hardcore have never forgotten. To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like Two Princes and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, not to mention the classic Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. But in 2013, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle.
On Memorial Day weekend, May 27, 28 and 29 the Ives Concert Park will host Art at the Ives, a juried fine art and craft festival weekend. Last year more than 60 artists from all over the country showed and sold their work at the festival. This three-day event will feature high-quality original works in a diverse scope of art forms representing every major category. Food and music, along with art classes, demonstrations and children's events, will also be included. The event will take place rain or shine with gates open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.
There is also a special twist to this year's BBQ festival. Every Tuesday from April 18th – May 2nd, Ethan and Lou on i95 will sample delicious pulled pork from 3 contestants and will pick a winner! At the end of the competition all 3 finalists will compete at Brews & BBQ for the chance to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion -- promising attendees some delicious BBQ to sample!