FieldFest ’19: New Canaan Athletic Foundation Releases Details on Sept. 7 Music Festival at Waveny


A widely anticipated music festival to be held Sept. 7 at Waveny will feature a ‘70s rock-n-roll tribute band, field games, face painting and bouncy houses, officials announced Wednesday.

FieldFest ’19, located at Waveny’s Coppo Field and running 5 to 10 p.m. on the first Saturday of September, benefits the New Canaan Athletic Foundation.

The event is open to all and will feature headliner 8Track Band, as well as Funky Dawgz Brass Band and local band Bad Dog Buddy, the nonprofit organization announced in a press release.

“We wanted to raise money and celebrate our accomplishments with a fun event that everyone in New Canaan, as well as friends from surrounding towns, could enjoy,” Mike Benevento, the Athletic Foundation’s chairman, said in the release. “NCAF is dedicated to enhancing our fields and athletic facilities, so what better way to support our mission than an event on the field.”

In describing the music festival to the Parks & Recreation Commission earlier this summer, Benevento said NCAF plans to make it an annual event that will serve to anchor the organization’s efforts to raise funds that will go toward improving and keeping up New Canaan’s athletic facilities, including the replacement turf at Dunning Stadium, new turf fields by the water towers and New Canaan High School track.

The Athletic Foundation studied the community calendar and hit on the Saturday after Labor Day as a good date to offer up an event for locals who have come back to town for the school year.

“We wanted to do something casual and fun that we can all look forward to,” Benevento said in the press release. “Everyone will be back from summer vacations, and just back to school. It’s the perfect opportunity to get together, have a good time and raise funds for a great cause.”

Tickets and more information are available at Children under 18 can attend free. General admission is $75 per adult. Families can purchase a $250 family pass, which provides general admission for two adults and unlimited children, as well as a $100 donation to the NCAF. MVP tickets, include a catered menu and open bar for up to ten adults, are available for $5,000.

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