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Grammy Award Winner to Open Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Entertainment

By Norwalk Seaport Association

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Norwalk, CT - The Norwalk Seaport Association welcomes Grammy award winner Scott Stapp of Creed to the main stage as headline entertainment on Friday night of the 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival, September 5th. The act will be the opening night entertainment for the weekend-long event held this year September 5-7 in Norwalk, Connecticut. The musical entertainment continues on Saturday night with the rock and roll talent of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

“As fan of Scott Stapp and Creed for quite some time, I am thrilled he will be performing at the Oyster Festival on Friday night,” says Oyster Festival Chairman Mike Reilly. “Fans will be happy to know that this well-known performer will be entertaining us with all the Creed favorites as well as songs from his solo albums.”

Stapp’s music is well-known for being hard-edged, explosive, fiercely spontaneous and emotionally super-charged. My Own Prison, the debut multi-platinum Creed album, kicked off Scott’s musical journey in spectacular style with more albums and success to follow. Stapp was awarded a Grammy in 2001 with Creed for the number one hit With Arms Wide Open, and continues to impress with his latest album Proof of Life.

Other musical acts include the U.S. Army Field Band, The Volunteers, a contemporary, 6-piece band that will play rock, pop, country, and patriotic music at 1:00pm on Sunday. During the course of the weekend, dozens of local and regional musicians will also take the stage.

The Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival offers three days of continuous family-friendly activities and entertainment. Presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year is First County Bank.

New this year will be the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show, aerial stunt artists performing such feats as a motorcycle high wire acts and daredevil stunts ( Also making it’s debut at the Festival will be a 65-foot Gondola Ferris Wheel with light show, allowing riders to see the festival, as well as sites in the city of Norwalk and Long Island Sound. This year, the popular Kid’s Cove will be the largest ever featuring a Big Top circus tent by Center Ring Productions ( with child-centered entertainment such as Chinese acrobats, clowns and a poodle show. Popular past attractions will return including the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show (, Pirates Coast Adventure, and the oyster slurping contest.

The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage. The Seaport Association and its volunteers are solely responsible for organizing and financing the Oyster Festival. In addition to the Oyster Festival, the Norwalk Seaport Association owns Sheffield Lighthouse and its volunteers maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve. The organization also offers harbor cruises, special events, maritime education programs and habitat restoration projects with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For more information, visit or call (203) 838-9444.

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