Entertainment schedule released for Shelton Day on Oct. 5

The music and entertainment schedule has been released for upcoming Shelton Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Performers on the Center Stage, near Bridge Street, will be Howie and the Soul Potatoes, Natural Blues Band and the Shelton High School Band.

Providing entertainment on the South Stage will be American Martial Arts Academy, The Dance Workshop, Alec C, Valley Karate and Bring the Hoopla.

Shelton Day is a street fair that includes booths highlighting local businesses and organizations as well as food, crafts, live music and other activities.

It is free, takes place rain or shine, and is sponsored by the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club. Call the club at 203-567-0252 to reserve a table at the event.

Shelton Day takes place in downtown Shelton on Howe Avenue, which is closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians only for the event.

From music to karate and dance

The exact schedule for the two stages is as follows:


11 a.m.- noon:  Howie and the Soul Potatoes

Noon-1 p.m.:  Shelton High School Band, Mayor Mark Lauretti proclamation, and remarks by Rotary Club President Cindy Rinaldi

1-2:30 p.m.:  Howie and the Soul Potatoes

2:30-5 p.m.:  Natural Blues Band


1 p.m.:  American Martial Arts Academy

1:40 p.m.:  The Dance Workshop

2:20 p.m.:  Alec C

2:50 p.m.:  Valley Karate

3:30 p.m.:  Bring the Hoopla

Mayor issues proclamation

Mayor Mark Lauretti has issued a proclamation officially declaring Oct. 5 as “Shelton Day” in the city and inviting all residents in participate in the festivities downtown.

“Shelton Day is a time for the entire community to join together to celebrate and enjoy the music, foods, amusements of many types, and crafts booths,” states the proclamation.

It also notes the hard work of many Rotary Club members and community volunteers to put together the annual celebration.

The event raises money for Derby-Shelton Rotary Club programs in the community, such as college scholarships of up to $10,000, high school service clubs, third-grade dictionaries, and assistance for the elderly and children in need. The club also sponsors many civic improvement projects, including the Riverwalk pavilion.