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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: Musician John Popper of the band Blues Traveler waves to the crowd after preforming the song "God Bless Americia" during the seventh inning of the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds opening day game at Nationals Park on April 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Grammy Award-winning Blues Traveler has been playing venues all over the world since becoming a mega-star in the 1990s, and one stops on the current tour will be right here in a place you might not expect – the Milford Oyster Festival.
Blues Traveler will headline the festival, held on Saturday, Aug. 17.
“Blues Traveler has been on our band wish list for several years and we are thrilled to be able to finally bring them to our Main Stage” said Jay Pinto, vice president of the festival committee, in a written statement.
“We have a great stage and backdrop for Blues Traveler” said festival president Paula Smith. “This is a wonderful opportunity for fans to enjoy a free outdoor concert in our beautiful downtown harbor area.”
The 39th annual Milford Oyster Festival will take place Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, rain or shine, in downtown Milford along the harbor.
Not only are oysters celebrated and shucked, you’ll also find arts and crafts as well as demonstrations.
Access to the Milford Center area will be restricted from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Streets that will be closed and/or have limited access include:
Access to the Railroad Station parking areas for railroad patrons will only be allowed from High Street.
On-street parking will be restricted within festival boundaries between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Handicapped parking will be provided at the Milford Senior Center, Harborside Middle School and Wasson Field parking lot adjacent to West Main Street. There will be senior and handicap access shuttle transportation to and from these locations.
Access to the City Boat Launch on Shipyard Lane will be restricted from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pets and coolers will not be allowed within the festival boundaries
Shuttle buses are being provided for festival patrons which will be picking up/dropping off at two locations in Milford; Jonathan Law High School and the Westfield Connecticut Post Shopping Mall. Shuttle services will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, visit the Oyster Festival website.
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