SoNo Arts Fest Music Lineup (2017)

This year’s Sono Arts Festival showcases local artists in the streets and on the stage! Music will flow from the main stage at 50 Washington Street Saturday August 5th and Sunday August 6th featuring local musicians and bands that represent Norwalk and Fairfield County’s thriving music scene.


Bobby Paltauf

Saturday @11:00am

Bobby Paltauf Band is a rock n’ roll ensemble founded by 17 year old guitarist and singer, Bobby Paltauf. BPB blends genres through their original music and musical improvisation.  In their short time as a musical unit, the group has already headlined many venues, performed at major music festivals, supported national touring artists (The Revivalists, Twiddle, & Dumpstaphunk), and released their own album entitled Lost and Found.

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Fairfield School of Rock

Saturday @1:00pm

School of Rock helps young and aspiring musicians define themselves and develop the tools they need to rock their world… and ours.


Smokin Charlie

Saturday @3:00pm

Smokin’ Charlie is a classic rock jam band based in Fairfield County, CT. At a Smokin’ Charlie concert you may hear cover tunes by the Allman Brothers, Santana, Bill Withers, Phish, Marshall Tucker, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and the Grateful Dead among others, delivered in a high-energy yet soulful performance.


Raggae Bones

Reggae Bones

Saturday @5:00pm

Baby Dynamite

Saturday @7:00pm

Coming out of Soul and Blues infused Rock roots, their explosive sound and high energy will lift your spirit and fire you up from the inside out. Nothing short of electrifying, their music and live performances summon all the power that Rock n’ Roll has to offer…and then some. Hailing from CT and NYC, the members each have extensive and diverse musical backgrounds that create their retro-comtemporary sound.


P.J. Pacifico

Sunday @11:00am

P.J. Pacifico has evolved from a beloved, under-the- radar, Connecticut-based road warrior to an international-profile indie, and has been covered in national outlets ranging from M Music and Musicians Magazine to American Songwriter to iTunes Editorial and more. On his acclaimed new Viper Records EP ‘Ready to Run’, singer P.J. Pacifico takes a leap of faith and leaves behind the acoustic guitar stylings that were his trademark sound for many years. Focusing instead on synthesizers as the backdrop to his intense, emotional lyrics, Pacifico has earned raves.


Dylan Connor and The Epic Poets

Sunday @1:00pm

Dylan Connor has been writing rock songs since before he could ride a bike. He sounds like Ben Folds fronting the Lemonheads. He is releasing a new record called Spirit Glue this fall. Dylan Connor is a singer, songwriter, Latin teacher, devoted husband and father. His family of origin, some members of which are very famous, are highly creative and actively supportive of the arts. It is inevitable that they have influenced, encouraged and inspired Connor deeply, leading him on many adventures in Hollywood and elsewhere.



Sunday @3:00pm

Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer- songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep- pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to- love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.

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