By Janet Serra

Posted: 07/13/2019 10:54:02

Acoustic Wednesday night cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Islands with the Seaport Association of Norwalk for adults on are offered in July, August and September. These cruises feature a roster of different performing artists that are sure to delight passengers. For tickets click here.

This two-hour cruise departing at 6:30 p.m. and returning at 8:30 p.m. has the added attraction of a beautiful sunset on the water. Imagine listing to the serene sounds of music while watching the sky fade into dusk amid the glimmer of city lights. The views are fantastic and so is the music...it is like attending your very own private concert on the water with 48 friends!

On July 10th and 24, join the New Orleans Beatniks on an evening cruise and relax to the music of New Orleans with a little bit of funk and a lot of soul! Their unique musical style and the way they interact with their audience will make this cruise unforgettable.

On July 17 guitarist Glen Roth will dazzle you with his fingerstyle guitar work. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it really is just the talent of one man and his ten flying fingers and one instrument. You may have even run into Glen when in Grand Central Terminal or on one of the tunnel platforms because he is a licensed performer in the MTA's Music Under New York program. Tonight though, he is there to entertain just you and 48 other lucky people.

On July 31, Joni and the Keepers are sure to lift your mid-week blues spirits with their entertaining set. Joni's sound was originally rooted in Country and Gospel, but over the years, her repertoire has expanded to include blues and rock as well any genre where great songs for great women singers can be found. Joni has fronted several bands in her career in the Midwest and on the East Coast, opened for Nashville acts in the New York area, and continues to evolve her music by surrounding herself with eclectic and outstanding musicians, like The Keepers. This is a cruise not to be missed!

On August 7, singer and songwriter Vinnie Ferrone, who has compiled a repertoire in excess of 1200 songs, 200 of which are his original compositions, will entertain passengers. Ferrone has an uncanny vocal ability to conjure up the spirit and sound of the singers whose songs he chooses to cover. His passionate and honest performances have given him the reputation of a one-man band that will be performing just for you on the water!

On August 7, singer and songwriter Vinnie Ferrone, who has compiled a repertoire in excess of 1200 songs, 200 of which are his original compositions, will entertain passengers. Ferrone has an uncanny vocal ability to conjure up the spirit and sound of the singers whose songs he chooses to cover. His passionate and honest performances have given him the reputation of a one-man band that will be performing just for you on the water!

On August 14, Joni and the Keepers will perform an eclectic set of music ranging from Emmy Lou Harris to Melissa Ethridge, from blues to country, and, she will even perform some of her original music. Strumming on the guitar since age nine, Joni's music continually evolves. As Joni likes to tell folks, "My music is for the searching soul."

On August 21 and August 28, join the Beatniks on an evening cruise and relax to the music of New Orleans with a little bit of funk and a lot of soul! Their unique musical style and the way they interact with their audience will make this cruise unforgettable.

On September 4, Joni and the Keepers are sure to lift your mid-week blues spirits with their entertaining set. Joni's sound was originally rooted in Country and Gospel, but over the years, her repertoire has expanded to include blues and rock as well any genre where great songs for great women singers can be found. Joni has fronted several bands in her career in the Midwest and on the East Coast, opened for Nashville acts in the New York area, and continues to evolve her music by surrounding herself with eclectic and outstanding musicians, like The Keepers. This is a cruise not to be missed!

On September 11, singer and songwriter Vinnie Ferrone, who has compiled a repertoire in excess of 1200 songs, 200 of which are his original compositions, will entertain passengers. Ferrone has an uncanny vocal ability to conjure up the spirit and sound of the singers whose songs he chooses to cover. His passionate and honest performances have given him the reputation of a one-man band that will be performing just for you on the water!

The last cruise of the season features the magical Pierce Campbell on September 18. Campbell was appointed as the Connecticut State Troubadour for 2007-2008, and is well known as a storyteller and a fabulously talented guitar, piano, and acoustic bass player. Passengers will unwind to his well-crafted songs, his rich and powerful voice and dazzling guitar work, with a story or two thrown in to round out an excellent night of entertainment.

How to Book the Cruise

The Seaport Wednesday Acoustic Cruise is available in July, August, and September. The vessel leaves the dock at 6:30 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Passengers should arrive 30 minutes before departure, boarding begins at 6:15 p.m. Passengers are welcome to bring snacks and their favorite bottle of wine or beer aboard...don't forget to bring plastic glasses! The vessel leaves from the Sheffield Island Lighthouse Dock located at the corner of North Water Street and Washington Street in historic South Norwalk. Parking is available adjacent to the dock and the Norwalk Maritime Garage. Tickets for this Adult cruise are $30 per person. For your tickets click here.

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