By Drew Carrano
Last week the Milford Oyster Festival’s Board of Directors made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Oyster Festival due to COVID-19. The festival was scheduled for Saturday, August 15th.
Jay Pinto, President of the Milford Oyster Festival, stated the following in a press release: “The safety of our dedicated festival goers, vendors, sponsors, volunteers and surrounding community always has been, and will remain our primary concern. Having closely monitored the progress of Federal, State and local guidelines and after much discussion and hope that the Festival could be possible, we know this is the right decision as we all do our part to stop this disruptive virus.”
Though we’re all sad this year’s festival isn’t happening, we can look forward to next year’s festival on Saturday August 21, 2021. We can also reflect on past Oyster Festivals, like the memorable time we had with Eddie Money in 2018.
with John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band
Special Guest: Mark C. Daniel & The Free Radicals
Saturday August 18, 2018
Milford Oyster Festival’s Fowler Field – Milford, Connecticut
About The Show:
On May 10, 2018 it was announced on 99.1 PLR’s Chaz and AJ In The Morning that Eddie Money will headline the 2018 Milford Oyster Festival with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. It marked first time in the 44 year history of the Milford Oyster Festival that there would be two headliners on the main stage.
Prior to the show, Eddie Money told Chaz and AJ in a radio interview, “I can’t wait to get to Connecticut and play all the hits!”
And that he did.
Over 50,000 people attended the 2018 Milford Oyster Festival on what was a beautiful day. But the weather wasn’t the only thing that helped attract such a huge crowd. Eddie Money was in town.
Sadly, Eddie would pass away a little over a year later on September 13, 2019 from esophageal cancer. But the memories of his performance and all the great songs in his legendary career will live on forever.
- Baby Hold On
- Wanna Be a Rock n’ Roll Star
- We Should Be Sleeping
- Endless Nights
- One More Soldier Coming Home
- Walk On Water
- No Control
- I Wanna Go Back
- Gimme Some Water
- Take A Little Bit
- Two Tickets to Paradise
Watch: Eddie Money Live