Ridgefield is celebrating July 4th in style this year! Not only have the fireworks been reinstated for Monday, July 5, but the city, in partnership with The Ridgefield Playhouse and CHIRP, is presenting a free July 4 concert in the park on Independence Day!

“We felt like this year was even more of a celebration than usual,” says First Selectman Rudy Marconi, “and what better way to celebrate our country’s freedom than with the amazing big band Russ Kassoff and our own award-winning resident Debbie Gravitte on vocals. ”

Indeed, the winner of the Tony Award Debbie Gravitte will be joined by the incredible Big Band sounds by Russ Kassoff and his orchestra on July 4 at 4 p.m. at Ballard Park. The city is even temporarily expanding the park stage for this special July 4th concert in order to bring on stage all the musicians who make up this big band. “It’s also a celebration of the arts,” says Allison Stockel, Executive Director of Ridgefield Playhouse. “Because Ridgefield was just named the state’s first cultural district, we wanted to celebrate that honor as well. It’s great to see musicians working and performing in front of a live audience again, it’s a real treat. “

The Ridgefield Playhouse and CHIRP both helped coordinate this effort with the city, which will FREE for all Ridgefield residents July 4 at Ballard Park. The show will feature iconic songs that celebrate America, as well as tunes from Broadway and more. “Having Debbie Gravitte, a longtime Ridgefield resident and arts advocate, is truly the icing on the cake of this celebration,” said Barbara Manners, CHIRP producer, who has also been one of Ridgefield’s Selectwomen for over. 21 years old. years.

So now you can celebrate your patriotic pride and enjoy live music, free for all, on this Independence Day. A perfect way to honor America’s freedom and the city of Ridgefield opening up for all to enjoy.