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Latin Rhythms Kick Off Bridgeport's 'Downtown Thursdays' Concert Series

Latin music fans took to the outdoor dance floor at at the first Downtown Thursday concert of 2016.
Latin music fans took to the outdoor dance floor at at the first Downtown Thursday concert of 2016. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Vinny and Ray with Orquestra Afinke kicked off Bridgeport's Downtown Thursdays concert series for 2016.
Vinny and Ray with Orquestra Afinke kicked off Bridgeport's Downtown Thursdays concert series for 2016. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Music fans were able to get a bite to eat from popular food trucks at the first Downtown Thursdays concert of 2016 in Bridgeport.
Music fans were able to get a bite to eat from popular food trucks at the first Downtown Thursdays concert of 2016 in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Music fans gathered for the first Downtown Thursdays concert of the 2016 season.
Music fans gathered for the first Downtown Thursdays concert of the 2016 season. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The spicy sounds of Vinny and Ray and Orquestra Afinke filled McLevy Green as the city kicked off its popular Downtown Thursdays concert series for hundreds of music lovers.

Sponsored by I Luv Bpt, the free concerts continue through Aug. 18 at the green, at State and Main streets. Each concert is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and features several bands.

The July 28 show includes local funk favorites Pocket Hotties, The Nate Barnes Sound and What Up Funk.

On Aug. 4, alternative rock and party anthems take center stage with Total Hacks, Symphonic Bodega and Remember September. The Aug. 11 lineup features Outfunked, Sez Zion Jazz Band and The Greg Packham Group, and the series will conclude with the highly popular Old School, Hip Hop and R&B night Aug. 18.

For more information, visit www.downtownthursdays.com .

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