Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten
January 16 – April 28, 2014
Discover Fairfield’s place on the musical map in this exhibition featuring the top ten performers in the region who were active 25 years ago or more. Musician and music historian Chris Frantz, drummer for the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, is the guest curator. The exhibit will open with the Museum After Dark series and a roundtable discussion with some of Fairfield’s most talented performers, hosted by Chris Frantz. Explore the history of this region’s rich musical heritage through lectures, performances, and a film series presented with local community partner Fairfield Theatre Company.
Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten celebrates 10 musicians who have helped create our community’s musical legacy. The exhibition will feature rare photographs, music videos and iconic artifacts from a diverse list of artists, including: Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, The Remains, Leonard Bernstein, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth, Richard Rodgers, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Keith Richards and Donna Summer.
Sponsored by Deej & Deborah Webb and First Niagara.
Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten Programs
Museum After Dark: Fairfield Rocks!
Thursday, January 16 from 6 – 8pm
$10 suggested donation. Space is limited, RSVP before January 14, 2014.
Get your groove on for the opening of Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten, curated by drummer and music historian Chris Frantz, of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame. The evening includes a panel discussion hosted by Frantz and several famous musicians who live and work in Fairfield. They share intriguing stories of recording, touring, and playing live to thousands of fans worldwide.
Family Focus: Giving Back with Music
Monday, January 20 2pm
with CT State Troubadour Kristin Graves Free!
Sing along with Kristen Graves, a singer/songwriter and activist from Fairfield, CT, and enjoy her catchy songs, funny stories and inspiring lyrics, Kristen performs approximately 175 shows a year throughout the country. She has four albums, as well as a Christmas CD and two EPs to her credit.
In addition to a rigorous performing schedule, Kristen makes sure to focus time on humanitarian efforts through different organizations. Currently, Kristen spends about three months of her year volunteering with Simply Smiles, a Connecticut-based charity run by her husband, Bryan Nurnberger.
The Fairfield Theatre Company and The Fairfield Museum and History Center Present: Chris and Tina’s All Stars
A Concert and Wine Tasting Celebrating Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary
Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30pm at FTC
Tickets: $95 per person, available online http://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/chris-and-tinas-all-stars
Hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth and featuring performances by Caravan of Thieves, Mystic Bowie and The Zambonis.
A Friendship in Music
with pianist and Fairfield University professor Orin Grossman
Sunday, February 9 at 3pm Members: $5; Non-Members $10.
This performance and lecture traces the influential friendship between Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, with live accompaniment of their early collaborations.
Family Focus: The Genius of Love!
Friday, February 14 from 1 – 3pm
Free with admission.
Listen to the fun music and songs of love from Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten while making some cool crafts.
Adult Lecture Series: Home of Happy Dancers: The Story of Bridgeport’s Ritz Ballroom
with author Jeffrey Williams
Sunday, February 23 at 2:30pm Members: free; Non-Members: $5.
From the roaring twenties to the rockin’ sixties, the Ritz was one of New England’s foremost dance palaces and offered a respite for people who danced their cares away.
December 13, 2013 5:00 pmCandlelight at the Ogden House
December 14, 2013 10:00 amCandy House Workshop
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