Main Stage

7 PM ~ Friday September 15th, 2017

Christine Ohlman &
Rebel Montez

The Beehive Queen rocks her hometown again (that’s right.. born in the Bronx; grew up in wonderful little Cheshire…!!) for a special Friday night festival kick-off concert. There will be food and drink, and The Beehive Hipshake will rule what is sure to be a lovely Cheshire evening. Rock out on Friday September 15th with….The Queen!

6 PM ~ Friday September 15th, 2017

Frank Critelli

Frank Critelli writes songs. He dabbles in haiku and other short poetry. Sometimes he writes other stuff too. Like postcards. His songs are available on compact disc and for download at places like CD Baby.

Frank Critelli often performs live. Sometimes he performs solo, and sometimes he is accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. Over the years he's played in streets and subways, coffeehouses, classrooms, barrooms, clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, and (most recently) in his kitchen.


11:00 AM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Cheshire Marching Band

The Tradition continues...

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Band of Brothers

Band O'Brothers is an Irish-American Folk Band made up of three pairs of brothers and one father-son combo. They play traditional and original Irish folk music with vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, whistle, and drums.

Based in Cheshire, Connecticut, they learned some songs to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a few years back. Since that first go-round they have entertained ourselves and others, performing at pubs, breweries, festivals, hospitals, clubs, parties, and parades. They always have a good time, and they will do our best to make sure you do, too!

12:15 - 1:00 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Dizzy Fish

DizzyFish, lead by Eric Herbst, combines the energy of classic rock and the passion of the blues, with the subtlety of the human voice and the acoustic guitar to create live performances that keep the audience hanging on every note.

DizzyFish is a 5 piece live band with 2 Guitars, Bass, Drums and Keyboards. Though they also do Solo shows, Duos, Trios and Four Piece performances in smaller venues.

1:30 - 2:15 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Eugene Chrysler

Honky Tonk music featuring Cheshire drum legend Tumbleweed Tom Smith.

2:30 - 3:15 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017


Tomas "PASSAGE" Sparzo from Cheshire and West Hartford, CT signed to Blind Exposure Records in early 2016. He released his first studio recorded single Cool with That on Jan. 20th, 2017 followed by his hit single She a Dime on Jan. 27th, 2017. Many promotional singles were released shortly eventually leading up to the release of his debut album The Reason on June 1st, 2017.

3:45 - 4:30 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Joe Miller Group

Joe Miller is a cool guy from town who plays rock & roll. He is bringing his band this time. Don't miss it.


4:30 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Blackie's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Join us again for the 12th annual Blackie's Hot Dog eating contest! Watch lucky contestents scarf down the most delish dogs and relish from home town legend Blackie's Hot Dogs.


5:00 - 5:45 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017


Classic rock with some Classy Cheshire guys.

6:00 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

Fireworks Raffle Drawing

Drawing for the fireworks raffle. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Win either $1000, $750, $500, or $250. Proceeds will pay for the fireworks display. Tickets will be available Friday evening and all day Saturday until 5:30 PM.


7:00 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017

The Cheshire Community Band

Cheshire Community Band is a group of experienced amateur musicians that love to play a variety of music. The organization has existed since 1993. It was formed in Cheshire, but we accept residents of any neighboring towns. We welcome all interested players to try us out. We are especially in need of: clarinets, french horns, low brass, baritone sax, and percussion at this time. Take a look at our repertoire and see the wide variety of music we play. Play with us for a year and you will notice that you are a better musician.


7:30 PM ~ Saturday September 16th, 2017


The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cheshire are proud to announce that fireworks will be back! Fireworks will be shown with music provided by the Cheshire Community Band.