8 Reasons Why You Should Have Gone To Alive @ Five

Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Blues Traveler



Blues Traveler

Photographs: Nina Giordano

This week’s Alive @ Five had to be one of my favorites of all time. The weather was great, the crowd was vivacious, and all I could think about was how bad everyone who didn’t go to see Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Blues Traveler would feel Friday morning while the rest of their coworkers and friends who went got to have some old-fashioned fun at Columbus Park! As I scouted the crowd, I talked to a bunch of Fairfield County residents who gave me their top reasons why their friends and colleagues would be jealous the next day.

Alive at Five July 24

Smashmouth

1. The Music: “You can relive your childhood and enjoy music you used to listen to!” —Jason

Alive at Five July 24

If you loved the 90’s, you definitely would have loved getting a great spot on the grass in the middle of Stamford with hundreds of other fans. Yes, we saw you dancing… hashtag no shame!

2. The Price: “If you like live music, you can’t beat $5!” —Mark

Alive at Five July 24

Tickets for Alive at Five are only five bucks before 6 p.m. After 6, they double in price — so get there fast! Tell your boss you have somewhere to be and people to see!

3. You’d Know All The Words: “These bands sound just like they did years ago - it’s authentic, organic, and awesome!” —Sonia

Alive at Five July 24

If you were looking for a place to do some shameless karaoke in public, the center of Stamford was the place to be! Classics like “Fly,” “All Star,” and “Devil Went Down To Georgia” got the crowd dancing and singing all night!

4. The Atmosphere: “There’s chill people, a cool environment and good music!” —Leslie

Alive at Five July 24

What other kind of place has great food, drinks, and music all in one place? You won’t see anyone having a bad time at Alive at Five!

5. All Of Your Friends Were There: “With great drinks and good music from my childhood, it’s the perfect time to spend with friends!” —Jess

Alive at Five July 24

Sounds like another case of #FOMO… Facebook photos from the night before just won’t cut it.

6. The Food: “The food is good and the music is even better!” —Jay

Alive at Five July 24

I caught up with Jay and his friends at Tiernan’s. They had a great view of the Bud Light stage as well as a fenced-in area for diners in a quasi-patio on the street. It’s open and easy to maneuver with a “boardwalk” feel. Many other restaurants in Columbus Park also have chairs and tables for outdoor dining. Food for your stomach and music for your ears!

7. TGIT: “Blues Traveler is a classic band, it’s the place to be on a Thursday night.” —Kevin

Alive at Five July 24

Thank God it’s Thursday! The weekend is around the corner, why not give yourself a head start and reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve done?

8. It’s Summertime: “It was a rockin’ performance by Smash Mouth, it’s an epic time to jam to music.” —Drew

Alive at Five July 24

Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Blues Traveler were hands down the most popular bands during any 90’s summer. Props to Downtown Stamford for picking a fantastic setlist this year!

Stamford Agenda

  • Nightmare On Main Street

    2014.10.31

    Located in the heart of the downtown entertainment district.  Great food, drink specials, live music and more!  Check us out Monday...

  • JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Registration

    2014.08.11

    Registration for the 2014/15 school Our Nursery School programs are designed to help children learn in an interactive and playful way while...

  • Neshama Yoga

    2014.09.12

    Fridays Sept. 12 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Nov. 28), 9 – 10:30 am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • The Way We Worked

    2014.09.20

    September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in...

  • NFL Specials

    2014.09.17

    Are you ready to spend Football Sunday and Mondays with us at the Whale? Join us for $4 Bud Light Drafts, $8 Signature Bloody Mary’s and...

  • College Football Specials

    2014.09.17

    Calling all College Football fans! Watch your favorite college football team score a touchdown at Sign of the Whale. Drink specials include $4...

  • FAll 2014 Semester beginning - Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.15

    Our Fall semester begins on September 15th in our beautiful studios at Old Town Hall in Stamford. We offer classes for children age 3 to 18. Our...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

    2014.09.01

    September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre...

  • Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County

    2014.10.25

    Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, November 2 Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 2 for the 13th season of the...

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Recovery Climb 2014

    2014.11.01

    Liberation Programs' Recovery Climb 2014 will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Chelsea Piers in Stamford. Liberation's...

  • Salsa Workshop for Advanced Beginnners

    2014.11.01

    Instructor: April Genovese Time: 2:30 - 4:30pm Price: $30 April will teach turn patterns and open shines every Advanced Beginner should...

  • Dream Ball Gala

    2014.11.01

      Cocktails, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a Giving Tree will all be included during the 10th annual Dream Ball gala, to be...

  • Kids Fun Night | Movie Night in the Pool!

    2014.11.01

    Grades K – 5. Bring your friends to hang out and watch a movie in the coolest way possible; while floating in the pool! This Kids Fun Night...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market) | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.07

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm...

  • French Market (Farmers’ Market)

    2014.06.14

    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and...

  • Wheels in the Woods Fall Activity Trail

    2014.11.02

    Sundays, November 2 - 30, Noon - 4 pm Our popular self-guided activity trail returns with new activities. Identify fall birds, do a mini...

  • Restaurant: Family Night | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Every Sunday evening from 5:30PM - 8:30PM Bring the kids to enjoy our Magician, special kids menu, fun for the entire family!

  • Monday Morning Open House

    2014.06.02

    An advanced workspace, COMRADITY is a GOOGLE-style shared workspace with blistering fast Fiber Optic internet in furnished private and open...


Show More...

Most Popular Articles

  1. 10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends
    Finish up your summer bucket list!
  2. Stamford Magazine's 5th Anniversary Party
    Bank Street Events
  3. 5 Bars Off Bedford
    Your guide to hole-in-the-wall taverns and pubs scattered around Stamford
  4. 12 Great Date Nights
    Restaurants for a romantic night
  5. Summer House Project Kick-Off
    Lower Summer Street, Stamford