2017 Music Lineup

You won’t want to miss the special live music performances from this mix of up and comers, long-time favorites and current chart toppers. For Riders, friends and family at the Friday Night Opening Ceremony BBQ Bash from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday after the Ride. Music performances are free and open to all Riders, friends and family …all at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. Here’s who playing at the 2017 Ride:

*100% of the music and food costs for the event are provided by private donors*

Friday Night Music Line Up 

The Alpaca Gnomes (click here) perform at 6:30 p.m.

The Alpaca Gnomes are a vibrant, stomp-and-groove, 7 piece original rock-folk jam band from Bridgeport, CT. The Gnomes ensemble features violin, electric & acoustic guitar, keys, bass, drums, and percussion.  For more information about the Alpaca Gnomes and their music, click here. 

Saturday Music Line Up 

Gedeon Luke and the People (click here) perform at 10:30 AM

Gospel-infused rock ‘n roll from Memphis native, Gedeon Luke and his band, the people have a sound in demand throughout the area. Weaned on the gospel infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Gedeon is here to crash through the boundaries of music. For more information about Gedeon Luke and the People and their music, click here.

The New Respects (click here) perform at 12:15 PM

The New Respects are a high-energy throwback rock and soul quartet comprising siblings Alexandria, Alexis and Darius Fitzgerald and their cousin Jasmine Mullen. Forming in high school as the John Hancock Band, the quartet was initially based around more of an indie folk sound. As they became more established, the influences of early rock, R&B, blues and soul began more dynamic. By 2016, they signed with Capital CMG and changed their name to The New Respects. For more information about The New Respects and their music, click here.

Remember September (click here) perform at 2:00 PM

Trumbull, CT based Indie Rock band, Remember September has come a long way since forming seven years ago. Their harmonic blending of vocals and instrumentation creates a truly unique sound that spans a wide range of musical genres. Remember September is so much more than just an ordinary rock band because of their diverse style. They’ve gone on to perform live shows all across the country at major events and casino shows alongside several legendary bands, including Train. For more information about the Remember September and their music, click here.

Band Together (click here) perform at 3:30 PM

We are thrilled to have musician Rob Fried, founder and musical director of Band Together, performing at the Ride! The Fairfield-based non-profit group has attracted music industry headliners to perform in ensembles covering a wide range of music genres. Rob has worked with Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Christine Ohlman of Saturday Night Live fame, Alternate Routes and internationally acclaimed indie artist, PJ Pacifico, a Connecticut native who is also a cancer survivor. For more information about Band Together, click here.

*100% of the music and food costs for the event are provided by private donors*

Where the money goes

The programs funded by the CT Challenge Ride were renamed Mission this year to position them as the flagship for survivors everywhere. Their commitment to use these programs to equip all who battle cancer with the exercise, nutrition and mind-body knowledge, tools and community needed to live. life. vibrantly. remains unchanged.

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