Music, Food Trucks In Shelton To Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Come summer, you will have another reason to visit Downtown Shelton: free live music. Celebrate Shelton and Liberty Bank are proud to announce the third annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concerts & Food Trucks at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Shelton on Fridays - July 21, July 28 and August 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.

The concerts are free to attend, though there is a suggested contribution of $5 to sustain Celebrate Shelton’s efforts. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys & Girls Club located in Shelton, CT.

“Each night offers live music, food trucks, handmade artisans, and a beer garden sponsored by New Belgium, “ said Nicole Heriot-Mikula, creator of Celebrate Shelton. Food trucks will include: Pierogies on Wheels, Ritas Italian Ice, Fryborg, Shoreline Prime Meats & Deli, Sal’s Pizza Truck, Dad’s Food Truck and Tipsy Cones.

“This year, we will kick off each week with a Kids Hour: Danny Magic, Sterling Theater Company & BringtheHoopla.  Then, at 6:00pm there will be live music from sought-after local and regional bands” noted Michael Skrtic, co-creator of Celebrate Shelton. The musical line-up includes: Jay Russell & the Split Coils and The Alpaca Gnomes on July 21st;  Gracie Day & The Knights and Wise Old Moon on July 28th;  Creamery Station and Hubinger Street on August 4th.

“We are thrilled to continue this free summer concert series in Downtown Shelton with a great musical lineup and an enjoyable place for families to gather each Friday evening” said Jimmy Tickey, c0-creator  Celebrate Shelton. “We were overwhelmed by the response from the community in the first two years, and we are looking forward to another successful summer concert series.” Tickey said.

Downtown Sounds Summer Concerts & Food Trucks at Veterans Memorial Park is sponsored by Celebrate Shelton and Liberty Bank, with support from R.D. Scinto, City of Shelton, Electri-Cable Assemblies, Valley Community Foundation, TD Bank, Hocon Gas, People’s United Bank, Caloroso Eatery & Bar, Sikorsky Credit Union, Venman & Co, OEM Controls, Kindred Spirits & Wine, D’Addario, Honey Cell, Peralta Design, Doggie Styles and J&L Enterprises.

Celebrate Shelton – a city-wide initiative that highlights our community by creating family-friendly events – began in 2011 and was formed  by small business owners – Nicole Heriot-Mikula, Michael Skrtic and Jimmy Tickey. Learn more about Celebrate Shelton at


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