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News : National Published: Jun 25, 2008 - 5:41:27 PM


The Alive @ Five free Summer Concert Series rolls on with Blind Melon

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In 1992 “No Rain” became a smash hit and Blind Melon became one of rock’s feel-good overnight success stories. The success translated into album sales as well as a memorable appearance at Woodstock ’94. “Soup,” one of the decade’s most underrated rock gems, was released in 1995. After a decade apart the band stumbled across Blind Melon fan/singer, Travis Warren, headed a sold out club tour and released “For My Friends” in April. www.myspace.com/blindmelon. The concert is sponsored by New York Sports Clubs. Two other amazing bands will open for Blind Melon!

SHIROCK - Sponsored by Optimum:
SHIROCK is a young band with a big sound, many big ideas and plays emotionally charged powerful music with thought provoking and earnest lyrics. Although from Nashville, their sound is reminiscent of U2 with an additional female vocalist. For more information: www.shirock.net.

Morningside:
Soon after a few friends got together to sing Neil Young tunes and share their own acoustic originals, Morningside was created. The Connecticut based band describes themselves as “Indie-Americana with some noise thrown in for good measure.” For more information: www.morningside-music.com

Alive @ Five is presented by RBS on the Heineken Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Columbia Crest and BevMax. The event is produced by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and the City of Stamford. Additional sponsors include The Advocate/Greenwich Time, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, Columbus Park Merchants, Crystal Rock, Fairfield County Weekly, Frank Mercede & Sons, Happyhaha Studio, Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Keep Stamford Beautiful, LoveSac, Mill River Collaborative, New York Sports Clubs, Optimum, Royal Restrooms, Simply Signs, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford Sports & Spine, State Farm Insurance-George Boyce, The Switch, Teddy’s Transportation System, Inc., UConn Stamford, Woodloch Pines and 95.9 The Fox, 96.7 The Coast, , Star 99.9 and WSTC/WNLK radio stations.

Sponsored by Columbus Park Area Merchants: Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, Columbus Park Trattoria, Curley’s Diner, Fin II, Garden Catering, Hula Hanks Island Grille & Bar, Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Market, SBC Restaurant & Brewery, The Palms, The Thirsty Turtle Stamford, Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant, Twenty of Stamford, Zody Café

Alive @ 5 is a seven week series. For more information on each concert evening please visit www.stamford-downtown.com or call Annette Einhorn at 203-348-5285 or email annette@stamford-downtown.com.




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