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About

Mission

Create an annual celebration for the people of Greenwich to come together and participate in a day of music, food, fun, family, and friendship to experience the strength of community.

In the spirit of mutual generosity, we urge the community to embrace the Greenwich spirit and make this event better than ever by giving back: donating what they can, sponsoring, buying tickets or volunteering. The day is an expression of contribution and how we help each other. Town-wide participation truly has made this party a success year after year.”

- GTP organizer

History

The Greenwich Town Party is the brainchild of one community-minded town resident who was inspired while visiting his wife’s home country of Spain. It was there he saw the unifying effect of an annual town party. Motivated by the values of building community through celebration, he returned home and embarked on creating the Greenwich Town Party. His idea was met with tremendous support, and the GTP is now in its fourth year and has become part of the fabric of Greenwich.

While the party is about a day of celebration, the effect it creates is far larger. It transcends that single day, building a lasting sense of town pride and the strength of the Greenwich community.

TIMELINE 

JAN 2011 – Idea presented to Town Selectman Peter Tesei, who felt this was exactly what the Town needed. Initially, with only 3 people trying to build a party for 3,000, gaining supporters was critical.

APRIL 2011 – The first GTP sold out.

MAY 2011  Inaugural event 3,500+ united in the festivities of the unprecedented 12-hour event. Musical performances including Toots and the Maytals, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Temptations, Little Feat, and blues legend and six-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy.

JUNE 2011 – Embraced by the community, unanimous decision was made to hold the Greenwich Town Party annually. Planners developed a three-year plan to make it a self-sustaining event, broadening the community’s involvement and support each year.

MAY 2012 – Second Annual GTP The Wailers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Kirk Franklin, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and the amazing 12-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, Paul Simon.

MAY 2013  Third Annual GTP Grammy Award-winning singer James Taylor, Blues Traveler, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and singer-songwriter Caroline Jones of Greenwich.

JANUARY 2014 Decision is made to double the size of the event.

MAY 24, 2014 – Memorial Day weekend, now at 2 venues: GTP North (Havemeyer Field) and GTP South (Roger Sherman Baldwin Park). Musical performers including Carlos Santana, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Buddy Guy, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Fab Faux, Dr. Dog and local bands; food from local restaurants, food trucks and caterers, and kids activities at each venue.

Photo Gallery

Individual Sponsors

Title Underwriters: $100,000 and above

Ray & Barbara Dalio

Sonia & Paul Jones


Platinum Underwriters: $50,000

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Denning

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hill

Jill & Kevin Plancher 


Gold Underwriters: $25,000 and above

The Shaw Family

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Royce


Silver Underwriters: $10,000

Brooke & Tom Ashforth

Scott & Icy Frantz

Trish & Mike O'Neill

Nancy & Bob Selander

Mark & Lisa Vallely


Founder's Circle: $5,000

Phil & Linda Andryc

Linda & Paul Applegarth

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Baker

Mike & Eryn Bingle

Robert & Elizabeth Boolbol

Bushwood LLC

The Carmichael Family

Susan Lehman Carmichael

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Carpenter

Samantha & Bob Carroll

The Cercy Family

Chris & Kimberly Clarke

Cook, Emery & Martinez

Lauren & David Cranston

David & Beth Daigle

Mark & Trish Davies

Steve & Nancy Dearing

Elysia & Jonathan Doyle

Megan & Mark Dowley

The Downes Family

Patrick & Kristen Durkin

Dean & Janie Gestal

Katie & Matt Gormly

Sean & Hilary Grogan

Gordon Hartogensis & Grace Chao

Alexandra & David Hochman

Tyler & Amie Hogan

Steve & Ellis Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kimberlin

Keri & Colin Kinsella

Michelle & David Kroin

Jody & Stephanie LaNasa

Larry & Sally Lawrence

Liz & Mark Lazarus

Ann & Ken Lockyer

Virginia & John Lyddane

Markey, McKeever, Pinto & deVarona

Linda & Vince McMahon

The Moller Family

The More Cowbell Collective

Ohnell Family Foundation

Reggie & Dennis Olmstead

Julie & Doug Ostrover

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Parent

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Perelman

House of Perri

Leslie & Michael Petrick

David & Alyssa Portny

Amy Dana & Joe Profaci

Bucky & Penny Putnam

Mr. & Mrs. James Read

Gene & Mika Reilly

Bill & Mary Jo Riddle

Hal & Linda Ritch

Ray & Amy Rivers

John & Lauren Roth

Jeff & Amanda Salzman

Randal & Liz Sandler

Lauren & Adam Schwartz

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Shanks

Anna & Larry Simon

Susan & Marko Sonnenberg

Matthew & Magali Swanson

Bruce & Diane Terry

Mr. & Mrs. Ulrik Trampe

Bryan Tunney

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wales

Jon & Jill Weiner

Mr. & Mrs. Burton J. Welly

John & Susan Whitman

Mr. & Mrs. Diego Winegardner

The Wolfe Family

Steve Zambito


Our Town Party Friends: $5,000

James "Bud" Vallely


Our Town Party Supporters: $2,500

The Biondi Family

George & Carol Crapple

Nat & Lucy Day

Kim & Mary Jeffery

John & Jennifer Roach

Marnie Vallely


Corporate Sponsors

Platinum Underwriters: $50,000


Gold Underwriters: $25,000 and above


Silver Underwriters: $10,000

Founder's Circle: $5,000

Our Town Party Friends: $5,000


Our Town Party Supporters: $2,500



GTP Partners