Summer concerts keep the party going while the weather is lovely. For some reason, music always sounds better when it’s carried on a warm breeze.

Join the locals at Stamford’s premier outdoor concert event, Alive @ 5. These open-air shows feature regional and national talent for the over-21 crowd. They’re the perfect way to add excitement to your trip and get to know the area.

Things to Do in Stamford: Head Outdoors for Summer Hits

These concerts in Connecticut are held on Thursdays at Columbus Park. The music starts up at 5 p.m. sharp. If you’re visiting, this is an awesome opportunity to explore downtown and then hit up some live music.

The line-up for this summer in Connecticut includes Cee-Lo Green, Ziggy Marley, Sugar Ray, and Phillip Phillips. Tickets are $15.

Where to Stay and Eat

Add on a delicious dinner at Marriott Stamford before or after a concert to put the perfect cap on the night’s festivities.

Grab a bite at Sam’s Bistro, which serves up American-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a twist, in a casual yet cool atmosphere. For a bite to eat and a beer or cocktail, hit up Northern Lights Bar and Lounge, where you’ll be treated to an extensive wine bar and inventive drinks.

For visiting Stamford and getting to know the area, you can’t beat a stay at Marriott Stamford Hotel and Spa. Stay in a spacious guest room or suite complete with luxe accommodations like complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, evening turndown service, and flat-screen HDTVs.

Stay with us and enjoy the area the way a local would.