Downtown Sounds kicks off July 22

Summer time gives residents another reason to visit Downtown Shelton: free live music! Celebrate Shelton and Liberty Bank announced the second annual “Downtown Sounds: Concert Series at Veterans Memorial Park" which will take place on Fridays - July 22, July 29 and August 5 from 5 pm - 9pm. There is a rain date of Aug. 12 and rain date information will be updated at

"Each night, we will welcome handmade artisan vendors, a beer garden sponsored by Two Roads Brewing Company, and food trucks for families to enjoy" said Nicole Heriot-Mikula, co-creater of Celebrate Shelton . Food trucks will include: Caseus Cheese Truck, Common Bond Market, Dad's Food Truck, Mama Dee's Italian Kitchen, Gypsy Joe Cafe, Pierogies on Wheels and Tipsy Ice Cream Cones.

"Starting at 5m each night, there will be live music from sought-after local and regional bands," noted Michael Skrtic, another co-creator of Celebrate Shelton. The musical lineup includes: The Royal Din and The Balkun Brothers on July 22nd; The Alpaca Gnomes and Hubinger Street with the Kazoo Crew Family Band on July 29th; and Frank Viele and West End Blend on Aug. 5.

"We are thrilled to continue this free summer concert series in Downtown Shelton with great live music, food and activities for families" said Jimmy Tickey who is also a co-creater of Celebrate Shelton. "We were overwhelmed by the response last year, and we are looking forward to another successful summer concert series" Tickey said.

Downtown Sounds: Concert Series at Veterans Memorial Park is sponsored by Celebrate Shelton and Liberty Bank, with support from R.D. Scinto, City of Shelton, as well as The Valley Community Foundation, Electri-Cable Assemblies and Avalon Shelton.

Celebrate Shelton, a city-wide initiative, was created by small business owners - Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey. Learn more about Celebrate Shelton at