Upcoming Concerts: Sandy Hook Remembrance And Benefit Performances

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Christian rock band Casting Crowns will be at a free concert for Hope and Healing at the Webster Bank Arena. (Handout Photo)

Christian rock band Casting Crowns will be at a free concert for Hope and Healing at the Webster Bank Arena. (Handout Photo)

The Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport is hosting a free concert on Jan. 15 to honor Sandy Hook.

A slew of contemporary Christian rock groups will be playing, including Casting Crowns, Toby Mac, and fifth season American Idol contestant Mandisa. Local clergy will also be in attendance.

“The Newtown community and Sandy Hook Elementary School are close to our hearts,” said Howard Saffan, president of Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment in a press release. “This is another way we are supporting those affected by this tragedy.”

Tickets are available starting Jan. 3 at the arena box office, ticketmaster.com, or at the Newtown Bee newspaper office at 5 Church Hill Road in Newtown.


Ridgefield Playhouse is planning a ‘Concert for Hope and Healing’ benefit for Sandy Hook on Jan. 19 and 20. Details were not immediately available, however updates will be posted at ridgefieldplayhouse.org and on the venue’s social media.

You may remember Billie Joe Armstrong’s on-stage freakout at the I Heart Radio Festival a few months back, and his not-so-punk apology that happened to coincide with a trip to rehab.

Green Day have officially rescheduled their concert at Mohegan Sun, which was postponed when Billie Joe Armstrong (center) entered rehab. (Frederick Brown / Getty Images)

Green Day have officially rescheduled their concert at Mohegan Sun, which was postponed when Billie Joe Armstrong (center) entered rehab. (Frederick Brown / Getty Images)

Apparently Armstrong is now doing well enough to reschedule some of Green Day’s postponed tour dates. The makeup date at Mohegan Sun is officially April 6th. Tickets are still on sale for $42 and $62 at ticketmaster.com, and previously purchased tickets will still be honored.

If plans are still in the works for Valentine’s Day, Trey Songz is going to be at MGM Grand on Feb. 14. Tickets are still on sale for $65 and $85 at foxwoods.com.

Gaelic Storm’s date at the Calvin Theatre has been moved up a day, to March 22 instead of 23. tickets are still on sale for $26 at iheg.com.

Get a degree closer to the Bacon Brothers when Kevin and Michael play two area shows in coming months. On June 2 they’ll be at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Those tickets are $65 at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The two play Infinity Hall for a CPTV taping on March 26. Those tickets are on sale Jan. 3 for $60 and $80.

Also on sale Jan. 3 at Infinity Hall are Grammy-nominated Joan Osborne’s March 30 concert ($60 and $75), Paul Thorn and Band on March 21 ($30 and $40), and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s anniversary tour on March 10 ($45 and $65). All those tickets are available at infinityhall.com.

Coming up this week:

The Guru, Suns, Dawnmother, Ports of Spain, and a few more acts will be at the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury on Friday. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Ports of Spain also play BAR’s free show on Jan. 9 with Hospitality and TEEN.

The Suzan are in town from Tokyo, playing at Cafe Nine Saturday along with locals Mendition of the Quay. Tickets are $8 at the door.  Up in Hartford on Saturday, Becky Kessler, Little Ugly, and John Torres are at Arch Street Tavern. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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