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Tonight at 7: Country tunes come to Huntington Green

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The country music band Gunsmoke performs at a show. (Photo from the band’s website)

 

Gunsmoke, a country music band, will perform tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Huntington Green in Shelton.

The outdoor concert, free and open to the public, is part of the weekly Music Under the Stars series by the Shelton Parks and Recreation Department.

People are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food. In case of inclement weather, call 203-331-4120 to find out if the performance will take place. If canceled, the concerts usually take place the following evening (Thursday).

 

Traditional country tunes

Gunsmoke has been entertaining audiences at concerts, fairs, festivals, clubs and private parties with classic country, Western swing and rockabilly music for more than 25 years. The band specializes in music made famous by legendary country artists.

The band has recorded six albums in Nashville and has performed at various venues in the “Music City.” It has been inducted into the Country Music and Dance Hall of Fame in Mount Kisco, N.Y. and the Connecticut Country Music Hall of Fame; were elected Band of the Year six years in a row by the New York Metro Country Music Association; have performed for two sitting U.S. presidents and with Hank Williams Jr.

 

Three family members

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Members of Gunsmoke, a band that specializes in traditional country songs. (Photo from the band’s website)

Gunsmoke began as a family affair, formed by Nick DeMaio III, who plays bass and sings lead vocals, and his younger brother Jeff, who plays pedal steel guitar and sings. “Their love for the music they were raised on is so evident,” according to publicity material.

Their father, country music veteran Nick DeMaio Sr., guitarist and singer, is known as “The Ambassador” and also performs with the band.

Other band members are Gary Tokarz, drummer and vocalist, and Scott Tyler, lead guitarist.

Learn more about the music group at gunsmokeband.com.

 

Upcoming concerts on the Green

The 2013 Music Under the Stars concert series is presented by the Shelton Parks and Recreation Department with support from private sponsors.

The performances are each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Concerts are free and take place on the Huntington Green. People are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food.

In case of inclement weather, call 203-331-4120 to find out if the performance will take place. If canceled, they usually will take place the following evening (Thursday).

Other upcoming shows are:

 

July 24

The Glamour Girls

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July 31

The Barons

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Aug. 7

The Highland Rovers

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Aug. 14

Lynn Lewis and Friends

(children’s show from 5:45-6:45)

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Fools on the Hill

(main performance at 7)

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Aug. 21

Midnight Rodeo

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Aug. 28

Little Big Band

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