THIS SUMMER: Bands announced for free outdoor concerts at Shelton Riverwalk

The band line-up has been announced for free outdoor concerts in downtown Shelton this summer.

There will be three shows on Friday evenings at Veterans Memorial Park (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

Beer garden, artisans, kid's activities

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 Ave.).

Celebrate Shelton has been holding events inside the Conti Building, including Downtown Handmade Markets on the first Saturday of each month (the next one is this Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

To learn more about Celebrate Shelton, go to