You couldn’t have picked a more perfect evening weather-wise to hold the first outdoor concert in the Town of Wilton’s four concert summer series. Even better, it was held in Wilton Center’s own little oasis, Schenck’s Island. About 200 people turned out Sunday evening (July 16) to enjoy the music of Acoustic Wilton, setting out picnic dinners and chairs under the shade of trees in the clearing of the park, with the acres of meadow spread out behind the stage where the musicians performed. Some people enjoyed the show from Chess Park, across the sparkling Norwalk River.
After a welcome from first selectman Lynne Vanderslice, four acts took the stage to perform–Acoustic Wilton’s leader, Joan Wallace kicked off the evening followed by several former (and one current) students of Wilton High School: singer/songwriter Carter Vail, and the bands, Girls of California and Real Eyes – Realize – Real Lies.
Residents who enjoyed the concert raved about the setting and the event, which was hosted by Wilton’s Parks and Recreation Department, with help from the Economic Development Commission, and sponsored by The Fair Group realtors. Future concerts will all feature local bands, and are scheduled on the next three Sundays–Open Food on July 23 (Schenck’s Island); Wilton Rocks for Food All-Stars on July 30 (Merwin Meadows); and One Bad Oyster on Aug. 6 (Merwin Meadows).