Grammy Winner Scott Stapp Plays Opening Night At Norwalk's Oyster Festival

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp will be the main act on the opening night of Norwalk's Oyster Festival in September.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp will be the main act on the opening night of Norwalk's Oyster Festival in September. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Creed frontman and Grammy Award-winner Scott Stapp will be the headline entertainment Friday, Sept. 5, for the opening night the 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival.

Stapp’s music is known for being hard-edged, explosive, fiercely spontaneous and emotionally super-charged. He will perform many of the Creed hits from their debut album "My Own Prison" as well as songs from his new album "Proof of Life."

“As fan of Scott Stapp and Creed for quite some time, I am thrilled he will be performing at the Oyster Festival on Friday night,” Oyster Festival Chairman Mike Reilly said in a statement.

The musical entertainment continues on Saturday night with the rock and roll talent of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Other musical acts include the U.S. Army Field Band, The Volunteers, a contemporary, six-piece band that will play rock, pop, country, and patriotic music at 1 p.m. Sunday, and various local and regional bands throughout the weekend. 

New this year will be the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show, aerial stunt artists performing such feats as a motorcycle high wire acts and daredevil stunts. Also making its debut at the festival will be a 65-foot Gondola Ferris Wheel with light show, allowing riders to see the festival, as well as sites in the city of Norwalk and Long Island Sound.

The Oyster Festival will be held from Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 7, at Veterans Park. 

The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage. The Seaport Association and its volunteers are solely responsible for organizing and financing the Oyster Festival.

The Norwalk Seaport Association owns Sheffield Lighthouse and its volunteers maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve. The organization also offers harbor cruises, special events, maritime education programs and habitat restoration projects with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For more information, visit www.seaport.org or call 203-838-9444.

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