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Sold out! Tickets go fast for Greenwich Town Party

April 5, 2018

GREENWICH — Tickets went on sale Thursday morning for the Greenwich Town Party — but sold out almost immediately.

“Thank you. Community tickets are no longer available,” said a post on the GTP’s website shortly after the 10 a.m. sales began. The eighth annual GTP will be held May 26 in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

The annual all-day family-friendly musical festival has traditionally sold out in minutes.

Tickets were expected to be in demand — the headliner for this year is Eric Clapton, an 18-time Grammy winner and three-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

The community tickets were priced at $85 per person, or $25 per person for seniors. Ticket-buyers must be a town resident, a town business owner or an employee of the town or a local business.

Tickets are still available at the sponsor level for $1,500 along with three-year pledge opportunities.

Those who sign up for sponsor tickets or three-year pledges will have unlimited access to the party’s “sponsor tent,” with food from Libby Coverly Cooke Catering and beverages from Horseneck Wines & Liquors, and parking in the Island Beach lot.

Clapton is just one of several major acts on the program. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be making its third appearance, and the New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Band will appear for the second year in a row. Singer-songwriter Charlie Scopletti, who will also return for a second time, has deep local roots as his family lives in Greenwich. Additionally, the popular bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival will also perform.

The party is produced by Greenwich Town Party Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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