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'The Voice' Winner Sawyer Fredericks Headlines Norwalk Oyster Festival

Sawyer Fredericks will perform at the 2016 Norwalk Oyster Festival in September.
Sawyer Fredericks will perform at the 2016 Norwalk Oyster Festival in September. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – Sawyer Fredericks, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” competition in 2015, will be the headlining entertainment during the 2016 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival in September.

Fredericks, a Newtown native, will perform Saturday, Sept. 10 during the festival. He wowed audiences of “The Voice” with his soulful, contemporary folk sound. As part of “Team Pharrell,” he emerged as the youngest victor in the show’s history at just 16-years-old, and he made Voice history by becoming the first artist to land 14 songs in the iTunes Overall Top 200 Songs Chart in one week. His digital sales exceeded 1 million cumulative singles, making him one of the show’s most successful artists ever.

“The NSA is thrilled to have the 2015 Voice winner at this year’s festival,” said Oyster Festival Chairman Mike Reilly. “In addition to Sawyer Fredericks, this will be a music-filled weekend with many regional and local acts on multiple stages.”

The weekend promises to be fun for the whole family with a host of activities and entertainment. Back by popular demand for the third year, the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show will perform their motorcycle high wire acts and other daredevil stunts. Also returning is the popular Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show. Family-friendly fun will be available at the Kids Cove with rides, games and other live entertainment. Other attractions include a craft beer tent with more than 40 beers and the expansive arts and crafts pavilion with more than 100 artisans and crafters and an international food court.

The Oyster Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over and $5 for children 5-12 years old. There is no additional cost for entertainment.

Click here for more information about the 2016 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival.

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.

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