2 Day Bridgeport Music Festival in September

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A first-of-its-kind two-day music festival is coming to southwestern Connecticut.

Bridgeport city leaders and people from the entertainment industry met on Wednesday to discuss the logistics of Sound on Sound.

Mayor Joe Ganim said Sound on Sound coming to the city reinforces that Bridgeport is Connecticut’s entertainment capital.

“Coming out of COVID and having it outside in a place like this will be something I wouldn’t miss,” Ganim said.

City leaders met with event planners to discuss music festival logistics.

Tom Russell, festival producer at Founders Entertainment, has been involved in organizing the Governor’s Ball in New York since 2011. He says he’s excited to bring a massive festival to Nutmeg State.

“It’s always been a dream of ours to bring a high-profile music festival to Connecticut,” Russell said.

The festival, which will take place on September 24 and 25, features big names: Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds, Brandi Carlile, The National, Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers – to name a few.

Two days, two stages and no overlapping sets. Russell says they plan to draw crowds from local towns and cities as well as people from across the country.

“Involved food vendors, production vendors, exploitation vendors, the tax generated by the city, it’s really an economic powerhouse,” he said.

Founders Entertainment says they plan to make it a premium experience, offering multiple VIP tiers for tickets. They also cater to an older demographic and camping is not permitted.

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