Friday: Free outdoor concert on the Riverwalk

This Friday is the first in a series of shows coming downtown.

There will be three shows on Friday evenings at the Riverwalk as part of the Downtown Sounds performance series.

They are being sponsored by Celebrate Shelton, an organization promoting activities and events in the downtown area.

The concerts will take place from 6-9 p.m. The performers will be:

July 17 — Coley O’ Toole (of Queen Killing Kings) and The Wagon Riders

July 24 — The Alpaca Gnomes and Hubinger St.

Aug. 7 — The What Up Funk Band

The events also will include rotating handmade artisans and food trucks as well as children’s activities and a beer garden.

Free parking is available in the area, including in the parking lot for the Shelton Farmers Market Building and Conti Building (415 Howe Avenue).

Celebrate Shelton has been holding events inside the Conti Building, including Downtown Handmade Markets on the first Saturday of each month.

To learn more about Celebrate Shelton, go to