‘The Best Way To Spend The Summer’: Wednesday Summer Concerts At Waveny

Whether you’re a fan of folk, country, rhythm and blues, or just fancy a night out under the stars, New Canaan’s Waveny Summer Concert Series is a great local summertime option.

A free, weekly event open to the public on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn behind the Waveny House, the series opened June 27 and will continue weekly through Aug. 26. The July 29 installment, featuring ’50s and ’60s group T&T Dreamin’, is sponsored by NewCanaanite.com.

“We try to come out every week that we can,” New Canaan resident Bill Lawler said on the sun-splotched lawn out back of Waveny House as the July 22 concert got underway. “The environment is pretty laid back and relaxing, and the weather is usually really nice.”

Artist Doug Allen playing his set at this weeks installment on Waveny's Summer Concert Series. Credit: Bella Carpi

Artist Doug Allen playing his set at this weeks installment on Waveny’s Summer Concert Series. Credit: Bella Carpi

Each week, a local New Canaan business co-sponsors the concert with the New Canaan Recreation Department. The July 22 event was sponsored by Karl Chevrolet—a merchant that has been connected to the concert series for many years.

“We’ve been a long time sponsor of the concert series, dating back at least twenty years”, said Steve Karl, Vice President of the New Canaan Karl Chevrolet Company. “We love the summer concerts. We brought our kids to them when they were little and it’s just a great community.”

Residents begin to set up their picnics for this week's summer concert. Credit: Bella Carpi

Residents begin to set up their picnics for this week’s summer concert. Credit: Bella Carpi

The Waveny Summer Concert Series has been a town fixture for over 25 years,with each concert being held on the lawn behind Waveny House.

“The setting is just so pretty out here, I feel like I’m on vacation somewhere. I love it”, said attendee Barbara Haggerty. Like Ms. Haggerty, many residents use the concerts as a social event, usually inviting friends and family.

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