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CityCenter Danbury Kicks Off Summer With Beer, Food Fest

CityCenter Danbury will host its first International Beer and Food Festival June 11.
CityCenter Danbury will host its first International Beer and Food Festival June 11. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. – The always anticipated summer season of events in downtown Danbury opens with CityCenter's first annual International Beer & Food Festival from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, June 11 on the CityCenter Green (at Ives Street).

Co-sponsored by Town Square Media, who last year brought Bacon & Brew to Danbury – and will again Saturday, July 16 – the International Beer & Food Festival will showcase the growing popularity of internationally crafted beers, highlight local ethnic cuisine and celebrate Danbury's unique diversity.

Tickets are $15. Click here to purchase tickets .

Traditionally, CityCenter's free summer concerts on the Green, sponsored by Union Savings Bank, open with a pops concert by the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, this year honoring the 80th anniversary of the Danbury Music Centre with a musical jamboree. Starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Danbury Music Centre is hosting a party on the Green that includes strolling madrigals, string quartets, ice cream and more, all leading up to a "Happy Birthday" Symphony celebration concert at 7:30 p.m., a fitting tribute to lead into a summer season featuring a full-on lineup of tribute concerts and more, starting Friday, July 8 and continuing through Saturday, Aug. 27.

On Friday, July 8, Back to the Garden 1969 returns with a tribute to the artists that made Woodstock great, authentically performed in the style of those artists, including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joe Cocker, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and Richie Havens. The opening act is Mrs. Gordon

The Doug Wahlberg Band takes the stage Saturday, July 9 with its distinctly 1960s/70s British rock and psychedelic influence. The opening act is Shot of Karma

The opening acts take the stage at 7 p.m. and headliners start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Click here for more information and an expanded schedule of all events.

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