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  • Entertainment Friday June 16th 2023

  • 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. ~ Branford High School Choir, directed by Mike Martone Jr.

  • The Branford High School Concert Choir is a mixed choir offered to sophomores through
    Seniors. They have been around for over 40 years, improving the quality of their music with each throughout the duration of that time. The ensemble is predominantly student-led. Section leaders teach the music and the choir officers assist in the planning of events. This group’s goal is to encourage students to be self-sufficient learners while also emphasizing the importance of looking at things from another person’s perspective. This core belief is reflected in their diverse Music selections and teaching philosophy which is highly valued and employed by their director Mike Martone Jr. They explore how music plays various roles in different cultures while diving into the origins of the songs they are learning. They hope to share their love of music by telling a story though song, inspiring communities with each performance.

  • 6:45 – 8:15 p.m ~ FreePlay

  • Freeplay known as “Connecticut’s Hottest Party Band” has been entertaining up and down the shoreline since 2006. The band has evolved over the years, featuring front man Jim Pino Jr. on Saxophone, Harmonica, and Vocals; Musical Director Joey “Pods” Podsiadlo on Guitar and Vocals, World Class Musicians Jerry Langley on Bass and Vocals, Ricky Marshall on Drums and Vocals, Musical Educator Ken Trapp on Keys, and Sammy Mendez on Congas and Percussion. Never the same show twice, the band is known for playing uncharted “Funkified” takes on audience requests. With infectious 4 part harmonies and deep dance grooves, they are called upon regularly for corporate and private events, and larger festivals. They are also known for starting and hosting the Beach Jam for Cancer Patient Care at the Westbrook Elks Club now in it’s 14th year www.beachjam.net

  • 8:45 – 11:00 p.m. ~ The Linda Rondstadt Experience

    American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you to a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history. The Linda Ronstadt Experience takes you on a Musical Journey of Chart Topping Smash Hits, “You’re No Good”, “When Will I Be Loved”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Blue Bayou” and many more classic hits by Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and Little Feat to name a few ! Come out and revel in the songs Linda Ronstadt brought to life so beautifully by The Linda Ronstadt Experience. American Idol Finalist Tristan McIntosh takes you on an emotional ride of Purity, Power, and Heartbreak as she soars through these songs as though they live inside her just singing to the heavens.

  • Saturday “BackStage” June 17th

  • 9:00 to 9:30am Branford Early Learning Center
    9:30 to 10:00 TBA
    10 :00 to 11:00 Dance Unlimited
    11:00 to 11:10 WIS 5th Grade Choir
    11:10 to 11:45 Shining Starz Boosters
    11:45 to 12:15 WIS Performing Arts Presents Guys and Dolls
    12:15 to 1:00pm Studio One
    1:00pm to 1:45 Legacy Theater
    1:45 to 3:00pm Phoebe Merrill

  • Shoreline Insurance Services

  • Town Hall Stage

  • Saturday ~ June 17th 2023

  • 5:30 – 5:45 p.m. ~ The John Moss Scholarship Award

  • 5:45 – 6:00 p.m. ~ Father of the Year

  • 6:00 -7:00pm ~ The Leaf Jumpers

    Leaf Jumpers have been performing live for over 25 years. Playing rock hits of the past 40 years as well as great originals, the band has played some of the biggest stages in New England. The band consists of area native Chris Marra on vocals and guitar, James Anderson on drums, Dave Connelly on bass, Ted Petrie on guitar, keyboards and vocals, and Matt Splain on Lead Guitar. Leaf Jumpers put on a high energy show that will not be forgotten.

  • 7:15 – 7:30 p.m. ~ Sponsor Announcements, Festival Committee Introductions

  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. ~ “The Sin Sisters”

  • Whether you need top 40 high-energy hits from the first song of the night or a more relaxing atmosphere as we slowly ease your guests into an evening filled with fun and dancing, whether you need entertainment for a corporate event, private event, or a wedding,The Sin Sisters Band has you covered.

    With a music catalog boasting a wide repertoire of material spanning a multitude of genres, styles, and generations, we are ready to satisfy the musical tastes of you and your audience.

    As Sin Sister Janice Ingarra put it so well, “we just want you to have fun, get up and dance and sing along!”

    The latest incarnation of the Sin Sisters Band includes Ricky Jordan on lead guitar, lending his Berklee College of Music-trained expertise in jazz, funk, and classical guitar, along with his incomparable chops and sweet smile, to the mix. And Jimmy LeDoux, a seasoned drummer whose catalogue of experience reads like a Who’s Who of the northeast music scene over the last 20 years.  

  • 9:00 to 11:00 Bad Animals “The Heart Tribute”

    Bad Animals – The Heart Tribute is the next best thing to the real thing. Lead vocalist Daena D delivers a stunningly accurate recreation of Ann Wilson’s soaring signature vocals, while Gina D successfully captures the charismatic guitar and trademark vocals of Nancy Wilson. Together, both ladies also present a remarkable physical resemblance to the Wilson sisters, resulting in the most authentic tribute to Heart touring today. Bad Animals’ live performances feature a full, 6-piece band, highlighted by the beautiful, powerful, flawless voices of these two ladies front and center!

  • Sunday ~ June 18th 2023

  • 9:45am New Earlier Roadrace Start Time!

  • 39th Annual Branford Road Race ~ click here for details_

  • 11:30 a.m. The Branford Road Race Awards Ceremony

  • Look for our Brand New Food Tent Stage! Mike Hatfield from 12:00 to 3:00