Soupstock in Shelton includes music, food, art

The Soupstock music and arts festival is being expanded this year to two days. It will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk) in downtown Shelton.

Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The fifth annual Soupstock will have a pro/am soup and chili cook-off, art vendors, student art competition, food and drink, and lots of live music.

Performing will be a few dozen acts on two stages, including the London Souls, Kung Fu, Caravan of Thieves, Alan Evans’ PlayOnBrother, Jen Durkin & the Business, and Turbine.

Admission is $5 per day, with children under 12 free. Tickets will be sold on-site at the festival and not available for purchase in advance.

Supports local nonprofit group

The event raises money for the nonprofit Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, which promotes the education of young people in art, music, theater, skilled craft and other creative pursuits.

The late Mary A. Schmecker had been active working with youth at the Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys & Girls Club, which has facilities in Shelton and Ansonia.

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