Darien Summer Nights series features Gunsmoke Friday

Gunsmoke is next in the Summer Nights series on Friday night on Grove Street.

This Friday, July 27, a homegrown band is set to hit Grove Street Plaza at 6 p.m. Gunsmoke has been playing for many different audiences for over 25 years, including two sitting presidents of the United States and the world famous Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree in Nashville, following the Grand Ole Opry. With six recorded albums under their belt, Gunsmoke was inducted into the Connecticut Country Music Hall of Fame, and was elected band of the year six years in a row by the New York Metro Country Music Association. The band was founded on family values as it was created by Nick DeMaio Jr. and his younger brother Jeff.  For many years they were joined by their father, Nick Sr. The band continues to welcome the younger family members into the band with Christina Mae and Nick DeMaio III joining the tradition. The family affair is joined by lead guitarist Van Mankas and expert fiddler Fooch Fischetti.

Baywater Properties, Grove Street Plaza and the Darien Chamber of Commerce encourage residents to come out this summer to Darien Summer Nights at what organizers say has become an incredible community gathering.