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Early Clover and The Soul Drifters at the Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Early Cover -Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT - photo by Luxury Experience
For us, summer would not be the same without taking a boat cruise on Long Island Sound at least once during the season, dining al fresco as often as possible, and enjoying many outdoor concerts under the stars. We had the opportunity to catch Early Clover and The Soul Drifters perform at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport, Connecticut on Friday, August 5, 2022, and it was a magical evening of listening to great Motown music. Bravo!

 

Levitt Pavilion Westport, CT
Levitt Pavilion - Westport, CT, USA

Since we moved to Connecticut several years ago, we have spent many happy hours in Westport, attending plays at the Westport Country Playhouse and dining at a few of its illustrious restaurants including The Cottage, OKO, and Gabriele's of Westport, yet somehow the Levitt Pavilion was not on our radar. We remedied that on Friday, August 5, 2022, by going to see Early Clover and his band perform there, and the wait was well worth it.

The Levitt Pavilion, established in 1973 holds an amazing number of diverse genre concerts and performances to appeal to a wide audience. A few of their past concerts in June 2022 included Tower of Power, Staples Music Presents: Westport POPS! Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Isabella Mendes Bossa Nova Project. A few of the concerts and performances in July 2022 included Otis & The Hurricanes, Gunsmoke, Comedy Night #2, Joanie Leads, Kitchen Dwellers, Goodnight Moonshine, and The Larry Fuller Jazz Quartet. August is also filled with an abundant selection of concerts and performances almost every evening except for Mondays.

Early Clover and The Soul Drifters - photo by Luxury Experience
Early Clover and The Soul Drifters

Friday, August 5, 2022, was a sultry summer evening with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity, however that did not deter music fans from coming to hear Early Clover & The Soul Drifters and support the performing arts by sitting out on the expansive lawn of the Levitt Pavilion and enjoying a fabulous evening of music.

Sharply dressed in suits and ties, Early Clover and his band performed an amazing number of memorable Motown hits including (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay written by Otis Redding in 1968, Georgia on My Mind written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorell in 1930, Knock On Wood written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper in 1966, a blend of Marvin Gaye's 1966 song, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), and James Taylor's version from 1975, You Are The First, My Last, My Everything written by Barry White in 1974, I'm a Soul Man written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter in 1967, Let's Stay Together written by Al Green in 1971, My Girl written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White in 1964, and so many more, that we lost count.

Early Clover - Photo by Luxury Experience
Early Clover

While he is the lead singer for The Cornell Gunter Coasters, an Apollo Theatre regular, and Las Vegas entertainer, Dublin, Georgia based Early Clover is also a dynamic singer with a deep booming voice made to sing Motown, Blues, R&B, and Pop. He is a composer and front man for his own band, The Soul Drifters, and together with his band, kept the mixed age audience enthralled and dancing first in their seats, and then later as the night progressed, dancing up front next to the stage. It was a memorable and perfect evening of great music listening to Early Clover & The Soul Drifters and dancing under a starlit night in Westport, Connecticut at the Levitt Pavilion.

If you have the opportunity to see Early Clover & The Soul Drifters perform at a future event, we highly recommend you take that opportunity. As for the Levitt Pavilion, it may have taken us awhile to put it on our radar and into our GPS, but rest assured, now that we have found this impressive venue, we look forward to returning to enjoy many more concerts there.

Early Clover - Photo by Luxury Experience
Early Clover

Until next time, keep enjoying the music and supporting the arts!

For more information on the Levitt Pavilion and upcoming performances and ticketing, please visit their website: www.levittpavilion.com

For information on upcoming Early Clover & The Soul Drifters performances or purchasing his CDs or merchandise, please visit his websites at: www.earlyclover.net and www.earlyclover.wordpress.com, or visit his Facebook page: www.facebool.com/fbfanpage/press

About the Levitt Pavilion

"Established by the Westport community in 1973, the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts remains an independent, unique and pioneering not-for- profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to: Provide free and abundant access to the performing arts; Present and support diverse and dynamic spectrum of artists from around the county, the country and the globe; and Preserve and cultivate an outdoor community destination where people of all ages and backgrounds are always welcome and encouraged get to know the arts, nature, and each other. Over 90% of our annual programming and operations budget comes from corporations, foundations, ticketed events - and individual donors and members. Supporting the Levitt Pavilion is ALWAYS IN SEASON!"

A Sampling of 2022 Performances at the Levitt Pavilion

Early Clover & The Soul Drifters
August 5, 2022
Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band
August 14, 2022
Comedy Night: Park, Bryant, & Brazao
August 16, 2022
Paula Boggs Band
August 19, 2022
Eliot Lewis
August 20, 2022
Allison Russell
August 21, 2022
Corey Harris & Cedric Watson - True Blues
August 23, 2022
Tim Kubart & The Space Cadets
August 24, 2022
Morley
August 25, 2022
Will Evans & Barefoot Truth
August 26, 2022
Billy & The Showmen
August 27, 2022
Erin Hill: The Music of Kate Bush
August 28, 2022
Robert Cray
September 10, 2022
Cindy Lauper
September 30, 2022

 

Levitt Pavilion - Westport, CT

Levitt Pavilion
40 Jessup Road
Westport, Connecticut 06880
United States
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