The bands are:
- Friday, Sept. 11: John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
- Saturday, Sept. 12: Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX
- Sunday, Sept. 13: Smash Mouth
“We have another year of great national musical acts lined up,” said Oyster Festival Chairman Mike Reilly. “Dennis DeYoung, founding member of STYX, who wrote seven of their eight Top Ten hits, including ‘Lady’ and ‘Come Sail Away.’ Smash Mouth with their big hits such as ‘All-Star,’ ‘Walkin' on the Sun,’ and ‘I’m a Believer.’ Plus, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band that achieved international success with the soundtrack to the movie ‘Eddie & The Cruisers’ as well as songs in the soundtracks of ‘Jersey Girl’ and ‘There’s Something About Mary.’”
All of the acts will take place on the Main Stage. In addition, dozens of local and regional musicians as well as those competing in the Hour’s “Breaking The Band” will perform over the course of the weekend on The Hour/Heineken stage.
Returning after their popular debut last year will be the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show, aerial stunt artists that perform motorcycle high wire acts and other daredevil stunts. This year they will be adding sway poles to their act, stunts on sky-scraping high poles, free of wires or other safety means.
Returning past attractions include the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, a craft beer tent with more than 25 beers, an expanded food court, the largest ever arts and crafts pavilion with more than 100 artisans and crafters, the oyster slurping contest and much more.
The Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival will begin Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Click here for more information or to buy tickets.
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