This Summer’s Final Outdoor Concert at Waveny To Be Held Thursday Night


With rain showers likely for Wednesday night, officials are postponing the final installment of the Summer Concert Series at Waveny until Thursday.

Recreation Director Steve Benko said showers are expected to hit New Canaan around 7 p.m. Wednesday so he’s erring on the side of caution and implementing the rain date.

Thursday night’s concert—featuring the Fairfield Counts Band—will start at 7:30 p.m. Many of the attendees to the popular, free series generally arrive about one hour earlier and picnic on the lawn out back of the balcony at Waveny House.

Asked to assess this summer’s series, Benko said “it went well.”

“We had nice crowds, I would say we had 800-plus people every night for most of the summer,” he said. “Last week was probably the smallest crowd at about 650 people, but other than that we had 800 to 1,200 people.”

The Fairfield Counts Band is an 18-piece ensemble that plays ‘50s and ‘60s music, “a lot of Sinatra and that stuff,” Benko said.

The presenting sponsor for the summer was Bankwell and the final concert is being sponsored by HTG Investment Advisors Inc.—one of a number of local businesses that make the concerts possible, including Hobbs Construction, Karl Chevrolet, TD Bank,, New Canaan Advertiser and the New Canaan Community Foundation.

According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 60 percent chance of rain Wednesday night in New Canaan, while Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low of 63 degrees.

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