Touts concert as benefit for town's fireworks

To the Editor:

New Milford Chamber's "Big Shot" -- a Billy Joel tribute band, April 28, New Milford High School theater.

Get your tickets, this is truly going to be a great concert.

Ninety minutes of hit after chart-topping hit. Michael DelGuidice is the lead singer.

I defy you to close your eyes and know the difference. He has toured with Mark Alexander (Meat Loaf) and Richie Cannata (Billy Joel).

Most of the musicians making up the band have backed up Billy Joel on both studio recordings and live, as well as toured with him.

Mark Rivera is a vocalist and sax player having played with Billy Joel's band since 1982. Guitar/vocalist Tommy Byrnes has been with Joel for 20 years and helped create the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash "Movin' Out." David Rosenthal is on keyboard and has recorded with Joel.

I could go on and on.

Besides how wonderful this concert will be... the very best part of all, the money raised will be used to fund our annual New Milford Fourth of July fireworks celebration and display.

I am so grateful the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce is now sponsoring our beloved fireworks. It just became way too much for me, as chairman, to handle anymore.

Just think of all the smiles on kids' faces and the "oohs and ahs" as they watch the fireworks.

So, get your tickets for the April 28 concert and come to a wonderful evening. Call 860-354-6080 or visit

Tax-deductible contributions for the fireworks also can be made directly to "NM Chamber of Commerce," marked "fireworks" and mailed to NM Chamber of Commerce, 11 Railroad St. New Milford, CT 06776.

Then come downtown for our Fourth of July celebrations on July 7.

Thank you, Chamber of Commerce. See you all there.

Lennie Lillis

New Milford

Editor's Note: Lennie Lillis of Lennie's Flower Shop is a chamber member and had been the past chairman for the Village Center Organization's annual New Milford fireworks celebrations for many years.