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Stamford Restaurants Paired with Acts from Alive @ Five 2013

23 Apr

We had a brilliant moment of realization:  someone needs to pair the bands and singers from Alive @ Five with restaurants in Stamford.  Who would be awesome enough to do that?  Well, since we couldn’t find anyone who’d be game, we decided to create a list of the bands and singers then provide a restaurant that would be perfect to hit up before (or after) the concert.  We’ll also give you an explanation for added entertainment value.  Also, check down below for costs, rules, and regulations for Alive @ Five 2013.

June 20, The Wallflowers paired with Zaza Italian Gastrobar

The Wallflowers, led by singer Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan), gained popularity in the late 90’s.  Their rock riffs paired with deep lyrics and Dylan’s smooth voice (as opposed to his dad’s) make for some awesome songs like “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache.”  It only makes sense, then, that you’d need to eat at Zaza, a sleek, sexy, and rockstar-ish restaurant nearby the Alive @ Five stage.

June 27, The Mavericks paired with Plan B Burger Bar

It’s tough to really to say what kind of music The Mavericks play.  Sometimes they are country, sometimes they border on ska, sometimes they even push over to rockabilly, and sometimes they even find a way to throw accordions into their songs.  What better pairing, then, with Plan B Burger Bar at the Stamford Town Center?  You’ve got bourbon, you’ve got beer, you’ve got burgers, and you’ve got lots of killer sides that all gel together for that perfect pre-show meal.

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Soupstock III: Soup Showdown, Food, Music, Art, and Shops – Shelton, CT

30 May

There certainly is no limit to the fun things going on in Fairfield County recently.  We can’t attend all of them, but we’re trying hard to keep you aware so you can pick the ones ya love.  Soupstock III is definitely one of those events that you need to know about.

It’s going down Saturday, 6/9/12 from 10-8 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park (The Slab) in downtown Shelton.  Proceeds will go towards The Mary A Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (read more here) that benefits art, craft, and music education for children and young adults.  Let’s give you a killer list of reasons to go:


1)  3rd Annual Soupstock Soup Cook-Off

• People and local chefs will be competing to win the SOUPSTOCK title.  If you’d like to be a judge, it’s simple.  Give a small donation to the Turtle Shell Fund and then you get to become a “Schmecker,” which we just found out means ‘taster’ in German.  You’ll be able to taste the soup all day and will get to vote in your faves.
2)  Lots of food
• Get ready for some brick oven pizza, some Middle Eastern food, and even some grilling magic.  There’s lots more in store, too, so come with an empty stomach.
3) Music
4) Arts and Crafts
Tons of vendors to check out while you’re trying some soup or listening to some tunes.
5) Kid Friendly
• A bounce house
• Kids Olympics
• An Art Expo tent with local student art
6) They Need Volunteers
• Yup, wanna help out?  E-mail info@soupstockfestival.org and ask what ya can do.

Have you ever attended a Soupstock? 

Are you planning on hitting it up? 

Let us know!

Bandapalooza 2012: Food, Drinks, + Voting in Your Fave Bands to Alive @ Five

14 May

Check out 10 local bands and vote in your favorites to play the 2012 Alive @ Five

Last year we told you about Bandapalooza, the contest that pits local bands against each other for the right, pleasure, and honor to play at Alive @ Five.  Last year was band against band, in a bracket-like competition with three finalists.  This year things are a bit different.  You’ll still be able to check out your favorite local bands at restaurants throughout Stamford then vote on 95.9 The Fox.  Voting is open from May 18-5/22 at noon.  The top three winners will go on to play Alive @ Five on 6/21, 6/28/ and 7/5 (full schedule below) at Columbus Park.

The bands do their thing on Friday, 5/18/12 from 8 pm to 12:30 am.  When the specific times are posted, we’ll update this for you.  Here’s the schedule of bands and where to hear them.  Also, check out the winners (when the votes are in) and the complete Alive @ Five.

All Banged Up 8-9:30 @ Bartaco (222 Summer St.)

Bearin’ Peace 9:15-10:15@ Black Bear Saloon (261 Main St.)

Skies for Miles 10-11 @ Bradford’s Grill & Tavern (83 Bedford St.)

Mandated Reporters 9:15-11 @ Brick House Bar & Grill (244 Bedford St.)

Second Street Saints 8:40-9:40 @ BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge  (112 Bedford St.)

Woods of Arden  10:15-12:30@ Lucky Break – 268 Atlantic St.
1974 11:15-12:30 @ SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery – 131 Summer St.
The Exposure 8-9 @ Station Eats – 3 Landmark Square
The Senate 8-8:45 @ Tiernan’s – 187 Main St.

Lawrence Trailer 10-10:45 @ Tigin Irish Pub – 175 Bedford St.

From Stamford Downtown’s Alive @ Five site:
June 21   Los Lonely Boys
Second Street Saints
June 28 G. Love & Special Sauce
Jay Loftus
Lawrence Trailer
July 5 Creedence Clearwater Revisited
sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons
  Running Late
All Banged Up
July 12 Matisyahu
Moon Taxi
Emergency Service
July 19 Hot Chelle Rae
sponsored by Reckson
Eytan & The Embassy
My Pet Dragon
July 26 Javier Colon
sponsored by Stamford Marriott, Hilton Stamford & Sheraton Stamford Hotel
Matt Beilis
  Annie Minogue
Aug. 2 Foreigner
sponsored by NBCUniversal*
& Skytop Lodge
Matt O’Ree
Frank Viele & The Manhattan Project

Alive @ Five, Rules for 2012

  • You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm.  Hands will be marked for under 21.  Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter.
  • If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter.
  • Photo I.D. is required.
  • Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth.
  • $10.00 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival.
  • Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter.

Single main entrance located on Main Street
just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.

Restricted Items
Attendees cannot enter with bicycles, coolers, chairs, bicycles, weapons,containers of any kind, liquid, alcohol, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Backpacks and large bags are subject to police search.  Please leave them at home.

Alive @ Five Map

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