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Saturday, August 28, 2004

Saturday Night Fever

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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When a cheery e-mail arrived in my WestportNow inbox this week from the manager of the Mansion Clam House one of my longtime favorite local restaurants ֖ I instantly had the suggestion for this weeks FranҒs List. mansionclamhouse260.jpg
Mansion Clam House: Good food and music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

We now have live music every Saturday night all summer on our patio,Ӕ she wrote. Thank you, Fran, for recognizing our place and for enjoying our steamers! 

“We have a great venue and awesome music form players like Charlie Karp, Mark Riggs, the former drummer from Blue Oyster Cult Mr. A. Bouchard, and Roger Guimond from the reggae band God’s Green Earth Ӆ I hope more people will see us as ‘the fun place’ and join us for our Saturday nights!

This immediately got me wondering where else in Westport can one go for live music after a great dinner?  Here’s what I found:

Mansion Clam House, 541 Riverside Ave., 454-7979; Saturdays starting at 10 p.m. No charge with dinner, $5 cover you if you come for music only. This week, four-man rock band with Charlie Karp.

Black Duck Caf, 605 Riverside Ave., 227-7978. Rock ‘n’ roll bands Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9:30 p.m. $5 cover charge includes one free drink.

Splash, 260 Compo Road South, 454-7798, Sundays starting at 4 p.m. This Sunday R&B band Full Moon.  No cover charge.

Red Barn, 292 Wilton Road, 222-9549. Piano music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 7 p.m. Tonight and Sunday— classical selections by Marc Monroe. Ask to be seated in the room with the piano.

Contes Market and Grill, 540 Riverside Ave., 226-3474.  Fridays and Saturdays starting at 10 p.m.  Tonight the pop duo The Leblanc Brothers.  No cover charge.

Bombay, 616 Post Road East, 226-0211, offers live sitar and tabla music the last Tuesday of every month.

Although it钒s not officially Westport, I cant help mentioning the legendary Silvermine Tavern at 194 Perry Ave. in Norwalk, 847-4558.

It offers live jazz every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.—except no music tonight only due to a private function.  Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. a buffet dinner includes the Dixieland jazz band The Bearcats. No cover charge if you come for dinner, $5 for music only.

Of course for sheer value and the fun of running into most of your neighbors, you canҒt top a picnic dinner followed by a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion.

Tonight at 8 p.m. the Jeremiah Long Band headlines. The Levitt ends its season Sunday with the big band swing sound of the Fairfield Counts. Guests are invited to bring canned goods for the Womens Club food closet.

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Posted 08/28/04 at 02:42 PM  Permalink



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Hi Fran!

I just wanted to say that it was nice to meet you Saturday night at the Mansion! Thank you again for putting us on the top of your “list”. We had a great night with Charlie Karp and will have him back on Thursday, 9/2. and Reggae Friday 9/10. Sorry for the wait! We had our busiest night of the summer Saturday! Maybe thanks to your posting!

Please come visit us again soon. If I could, I would like to post all our upcoming bands with you!
Thanks again!

Jodi & Jocko

Posted by Jodi Danforth on August 31, 2004 at 04:23 AM | #
 

Hi Fran!

Just a note to let you all know what our upcoming bands are:

Friday, Sept 10th is Reggae and Blues with God’s Green Earth (Local band featuring Roger Guimond and former members of Norwalk based “Stylie”) Featuring Mark Riggs and the Big Rigg Band (From NYC, previous hit here!)

Saturday, Sept 18th, Local Rockers Group Therapy.

Saturday, Sept 25th is Rock n Roll/Blues with Charlie Karp (always a HUGE hit with Westporters!)

Saturday, October 2nd, Charlie Karp! We can’t get enough of them!

Hope to see everyone at these shows! We love offering another music option to Westport!

Happy Labor Day and Drive Safely!

Thank you!


Jodi and Jocko

Posted by Jodi Danforth on September 05, 2004 at 05:25 AM | #