The Town of Orange may be small in population, but it gained the reputation over the past several years for bringing in internationally renowned bands and one of the best fireworks displays in the New Haven County.
For this year’s Independence Day Concert, the Orange Town News, who is once again producing the event, is presenting “Strange Magic – The ELO Experience” to perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. Strange Magic is a tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra which features cellos and intricate vocal arrangements. The group performs note-perfect renditions of all the ELO classics. Concert goers can expect to hear all their favorites such as “Living Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Ma Ma Belle”, “Strange Magic”, “Telephone Line”, “Can’t Get it Out of My Head” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”, “Turn to Stone”, and “Shine a Little Love”. The nine members of “Strange Magic”, who are making their CT debut, hail from Toronto, Canada. The band will feature internationally renowned lead vocalist Phil Naro.
The Independence Day Concert will take place on Sunday, July 2nd (rain date Monday, July 3rd) at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.
The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli. The concert will be followed promptly at 9:30 pm by the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music.
Orange Town News publisher and event producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy. We are excited about producing this show for the sixth consecutive year. We hope everyone continues to enjoy this great community event. Many thanks go out to our sponsors, our first selectman and town officials for their continued support.”
The event is made possible through area sponsors including major sponsors: Cohen & Wolf, P.C.; Yale University, Regent Wealth Management Group, The Orange Foundation’s Olga Fund, the Orange Town News & the Town of Orange.
Popular Food Trucks have been lined up to enhance this year’s event including Shoreline Prime, Chip’s Pancake Truck, Cappetta’s Italian Imports, Szabo’s Seafood, JR Kettle Corn, Spuds Your Way, Rita’s Italian Ice, Mr. Softie, & Reno’s Pizza Truck. Novelty items will also be available for purchase from Action Enterprises at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 pm. WPLR Radio Personality Ryan Roberts will also be on location. Come early and get a good seat. Admission is free. There will be a suggested parking donation of $5 that will benefit the Orange Little League.
Town of Orange Fireworks
Sunday, July 2nd
- Individual Fireworks (including sparklers) are Prohibited.
- Grills and Propane Tanks are Prohibited.
- Keep Open “Safety Areas” Clearly Marked on the Fairgrounds.
- Children Must Be Accompanied & Supervised by Parent or Guardian.
- Lost Children are to be Reported to the Police Vehicle on the Fairgrounds.
- Observe All Directional Signs When Entering/Leaving the Fairgrounds.
- Please Utilize Trash and Recycling Containers.