Shady Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7806.
With Long Island Sound as a backdrop, area residents can enjoy free musical entertainment for all ages throughout the summer. Just pack a picnic and comfortable seating then head for Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk for the First County Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, tribute bands will be featured during the weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings (rain date is the following night). A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker. A classic car show begins at 6:00 p.m. Show includes magic, juggling, comedy, audience participation and the production of a live rabbit. Shady Beach 4:00 p.m. Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo 6:00 p.m. Beau Badrik, a teen rock/pop/indie artist, is a multi- instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and composer who sites Billy Joel as his major influence. "Dreaming Still," Badrik's debut CD, was released in February. His live performances are backed by a five-piece band that includes four male and one female musicians ages 15-20, to deliver his driving rock guitar rhythms and catchy hooks. www.beaubadrick.com 7:00 p.m. Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo 8:00 p.m. Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute) -- Fronted by the vocals of singer/songwriter and piano man, Michael DelGuidice, the band is comprised of professional musicians who have toured with Billy Joel and also have worked with Michael Bolton, Hall and Oats, Huey Lewis, Diana Ross, Billy Joel's Broadway Musical, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Big Show features special guest saxophonist Richie Cannata, a member of the original Billy Joel Band from 1972 - 1982 who returned for Billy Joel's 2006 tour. www.billyjoeltributeband.com