Greenwich in lovely Fairfield County, Connecticut has always had a strong sense of community.
Since 2013 the Greenwich Town Party has celebrated the community and town history, reigniting the love of the town every summer. People from all around flock to Greenwich to take part in the celebrations. And the top feature is one of Connecticut’s most happening summer music festivals.
And 2022’s headliner?
Mr. Billy Joel, the Piano Man himself.
So, mark the weekend of May 28th on your calendars and buy Greenwich Town Party tickets so you don’t miss your chance to attend!
History of the Greenwich Town Party
While visiting his wife’s family in Spain, a Greenwich resident was mesmerized by the unifying effect of an annual town party they attended.
Feeling inspired, he brought the idea back home and started creating the idea of a Greenwich town party.
With the community’s tremendous support, the idea was put into action.
The Greenwich Town Party has become a vital part of the local community.
While the party is only a single day, it fosters a lasting sense of town pride and community strength.
What to Expect at the Greenwich Town Party
The town of Greenwich comes alive each summer with activity, delicious food, and live music! Here are just a few examples from previous years to give you an idea of what to expect:
Music in Greenwich
There’s no doubt Billy Joel will be a major draw to the GTP.
Billy Joel joins an impressive list of previous musical headliners, including:
- Paul Simon
- Eric Clapton
- Carlos Santana
- Earth, Wind and Fire
- Zac Brown Band
- And Hall and Oates
Local Greenwich musical talent
That said, the Town Stage is always a popular spot for locals who line up to enjoy the sounds of their favorite local talent.
This is one of the best things about the party as it focuses on bands with local roots and names that are familiar in the community. The bands themselves jump at the opportunity to be in the Greenwich town party lineup.
After all, would you want to see your name next to headliners like Mr. Joel?
It all started as a celebration of the abundance of town talent with the Greenwich community rallying to support local musicians.
The Greenwich Town Party Food Experience
The party is the place to give your taste buds a treat savoring local restaurants and caterers’ finest fare.
- Small-batch ice cream to mouthwatering ribs
- And from burgers to tacos
Greenwich offers a never-ending parade of delights.
You’ll also find some fancier morsels to tempt your foodie fancy. Some common finds include: fresh seafood, classic Italian and sandwiches piled high with fresh deli meats.
How to get Greenwich Town Party tickets
Greenwich Town Party tickets come in two varieties:
- Community tickets
- Neighbor tickets
The town festival sells community tickets via a raffle. Winners of the raffle then get the opportunity to buy tickets for a set price.
Neighbor tickets were still available until the announced Billy Joel’s appearance. These go for much higher prices.
That said, those tickets include added perks like:
- Access to food and beverage tents
- Premium parking close to the venue at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
How to turn the Greenwich Town Party into a weekend getaway
The Greenwich Town Party happens in one packed day.
So be sure to extend your visit and keep exploring Greenwich!
More music venues in Greenwich, beyond the Greenwich Town Party
The Greenwich Town Party isn’t the only time you’ll find exceptional performances in the area.
So, if you’re busy that weekend, you can still plan a night or weekend of song and entertainment in Greenwich.
OG Social Club is a regular haunt for locals to enjoy homegrown live music along with a good meal and drinks.
The Long Ridge Tavern is a newer venue a few minutes north in Stamford. There, you can enjoy a wide variety of genres and discover local musicians before they make it big.
The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra performs throughout the year at the Performing Arts Center.
And that’s just a few of several venues in the area to take in a live performance.
Find more foodie delights in Greenwich
If you’re planning to stay for a weekend, make it a foodie flight of fancy and treat yourself to a different restaurant for every meal.
Some of our favorite downtown Greenwich restaurant picks include:
- Steak at Blackstones
- Burgers at The Ginger Man
- French fare at Le Penguin
- Sushi at Miku
- Oysters at Elm Street Oyster House
- Pastries at Bistro Versailles
- Crepes at Meli-Melo
The options are endless, and all within an easy walk from the Greenwich Town Party.
Cocktails and Drinks in Greenwich
Greenwich is a town that enjoys a casual drink or two. Wine, craft beer, and artisanal cocktails are available at a wide variety of local establishments.
Wine lovers can:
- Enjoy a bottle from impressive wine lists along with their oysters at Elm Street Oyster House
- Take recommendations from the savvy servers at Harvest Restaurant’s wine bar
- Or sip on a glass of Prosecco with a decadent brunch at Lugano Salumeria & Wine Bar
Eastend is known for their craft cocktails, while you can sip on craft beer at The Ginger Man.
Whether you come for the party, the day, or the weekend, Greenwich is sure to help you unwind, let down your hair, and forget your worries.
You’ll find even more attractions, activities, and things to do in Greenwich, Connecticut, when you download a free copy of the Greenwich Visitor’s Guide.