For each of the last 11 summers, Darien residents have enjoyed free concerts in Grove Street Plaza on Friday nights, and this year’s series is promising to be bigger and better than any before it. Darien Summer Nights has become a weekly tradition by residents of all ages.
The Darien Summer Nights Concert Series was launched by Darien residents David Genovese and Penny Glassmeyer, who head up Baywater Properties and Grove Street Plaza, respectively. During the winter of 2008/09 the two decided it was time to do something positive for residents and to encourage them to shop locally and support Darien’s merchants. Borrowing from the successful Alive at Five Concert Series in Stamford, Baywater Properties and Grove Street Plaza sponsored a concert series in the summer of 2009 that was held in various venues around downtown.