STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Downtown regrets to announce that they will be cancelling the 2020 Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live concert series. “It has not been an easy decision to make, but we believe it is the best one considering the present circumstances,” said David Kooris, President of Stamford Downtown. “Stamford Downtown is committed to bringing live music to the community whenever feasible and bringing people together while following evolving state regulations for public gatherings and in-keeping with best available science for the protection of public health. Our team was working on a great lineup for this summer’s Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live concerts and we are all disappointed that the series needs to be cancelled for this summer. We will develop alternative live music events as soon as we’re able. We look forward to our summer season 2021 when we can bring the music back to downtown.”
Meanwhile Stamford Downtown Special Services District is excited to announce a few events that will bring people together in the Downtown in a socially-responsible and health-conscious way:
EXPANDED OUTDOOR DINING
Saturday, May 30 through September, 2020
In support of the wonderful range of restaurants and eateries, Stamford Downtown is working closely with multiple city departments (Health, Traffic/Transportation, Economic Development, Police, Fire/Fire Marshall, Land Use, and Zoning) to develop a block by block strategy that enables these establishments to use a greater amount of the public space (eg sidewalks and streets) for outdoor dining. There will be even more and larger patio options than a typical summer where guests will have regular opportunity to enjoy social dining in outdoor environments providing the utmost safety precautions. DSSD heard from its residents and businesses loud and clear that there was demand for places for people rather than places for cars and they expect to announce this plan soon and launch the first phase later this month.
STAMFORD DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays, June 14 through October 31, 2020
The Stamford Downtown Farmers Market is the place to shop for the freshest fruits, vegetables, plants and more. The organizers are following federal and state guidelines for a safe and healthy market. There will be one way in and one way out. All vendors will wear masks and gloves and will be keeping a six-foot barrier between vendor booths and the customer. Location to be announced. Visit http://stamford-downtown.com/events/farmers-market-4 for up to date information
ART COLLECTIVE IN STAMFORD DOWNTOWN, ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
June – September, 2020
Stamford Downtown will display 36 works of art from 6 regional artists including Gilbert Boro, Barry Gunderson, Lorann Jacobs, David Millen, Morris Norvin and Emily Teall on the sidewalks and parks of Stamford Downtown. Stamford DSSD is pleased to offer Otocast, a free audio tour with an interactive map, sculpture photos, artist narratives, and information about our many Downtown restaurants. It’s a great way to take a tour from home or while you are Downtown. You can download “Otocast” from the Apple App or Google Play Stores and choose Stamford, CT to access the tour. DSSD asks that you continue to practice social distancing while you enjoy this excellent art show.
MAKE MUSIC DAY IN STAMFORD DOWNTOWN
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Stamford Downtown will join cities all around the world for this free celebration of music on the longest day of the year. The organization is matching venues and musicians for a day of music throughout the Downtown. This will be the third year that Stamford Downtown has participated in this global event. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. The performances will be small (a majority are solo performers) and DSSD plans to only host in areas where space permits that social distancing rules be followed. Interested in participating as a musician or venue? Visit for more details and to sign up http://stamford-downtown.com/events/make-music-day-3
Additional events are being planned for Stamford Downtown. More details will be announced as Stamford DSSD finds out more what will be safe and allowed in the coming months.