“A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the British-born singer/songwriter kicked off his career with a raw, soulful voice; a storyteller’s sense of narrative; and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock.
Since those early days in London, he’s ridden the wave of a music industry that’s ebbed, flowed, peaked, and crashed. Maddock has stayed afloat throughout the entire ride, enjoying a brush with commercial success during the late 1990s — including a major-label record deal, a Top 5 AAA radio hit, and a song placement on Dawson’s Creek — before transforming himself into an independent solo artist during the decades that followed. Bruce Springsteen is a fan. So is David Letterman. Listening to Maddock’s newest record, Insanity vs Humanity, it’s easy to see the appeal. ”
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND TOWN COVID-19 GUIDELINES:
These requirements are meant to protect you and everyone else in the community. Each member of your group should read and be willing to comply with the following protocol requirements, please.
If registration is too burdensome, or if you have traveled outside of the tri-state area over the last 14 days, we request that, for the health and safety of our friends and neighbors, you enjoy the concert from the comfort of your home: each show will be livestreamed on our Facebook page (Chirp CT).
This registration form must be filled out by at least one (1) person in each attendance group who will be considered “Group representative.” (GR). GR must present this form (physically or digitally) at the gate along with ID. The registration form must contain the name of each person who will be part of GR’s group as well as acknowledgement of his/her/their waiver of liability. No group may exceed ten attendees including children. Phone number and email are required only for the group representative. Without this information your registration will be cancelled.
At entry gate, all persons entering will have to present their ID as part of GR’s group. Everyone must be wearing an appropriate face mask to enter. Those without, will be denied entry.
Once you are seated in your “pod” (painted area in the grass) which will be at least 15 feet from every other pod, You are requested to remain seated throughout the concert and to keep your masks on, other than when eating. If you need to use the portable restrooms be certain to wear your mask when traveling to and from. Hand sanitizer will be available at restrooms as well as disinfectant wipes.
Please bring a bag for garbage with you. You must take out from the park whatever you bring in. We ask that you not leave any litter behind when exiting.
No dogs will be permitted entry to the park during concert hours. We love them, but they must be left home.
**If you are handicapped and have a valid handicap parking permit you may register for a handicap parking reservation at Ballard Green. Please list the reservation under the ticket-holder who holds the handicap parking permit. Put on your face mask before exiting the vehicle and do not remove until you have entered your vehicle on return. Please be mindful that Ballard Green has a particularly vulnerable population.
The above instructions are issued pursuant to the protocols and guidelines of the State as well as the Town of Ridgefield. They are intended not only to protect you but also everyone around you and their extended families and friends.
So come to the park, prepared for a different concert experience this summer, but one which we hope you will nonetheless enjoy. Remember “Music is the soul of the Universe”(Plato) let it enrich your life and bring you comfort and joy!