City of the Sun

Fairfield Theatre Company | Warehouse

City of the Sun

Thu · September 19, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

City of the Sun
The experiential music of City of the Sun is the sound you didn’t know you were missing. NYC’s powerhouse trio flip the perception of instrumental music, attracting a whole new generation to the genre.

Formed in 2011, City of the Sun features guitarists John Pita, Avi Snow, and percussionist Zach Para. The band’s sound has an array of influences including indie rock, American folk, flamenco, and blues; it’s been called worldly, cinematic, a mix between Rodrigo y Gabriela and Explosions in the Sky.

“The New York City trio does what they do best – use their insane musicianship to create evocative instrumental tracks that don’t need lyrics to speak to the listener.”
— Alexa Shouneyia, Billboard

“We don’t get much instrumental rock these days… Yeah, lyrics can make it easier to convey mood/meaning, but if you can do that with just a sonic landscape, you’re a true master of your art. And City of the Sun are shaping up to be master artisans.”
— Baebel Music

“...the all-instrumental band formed by guitarists Avi Snow and John Pita and percussionist Zach Para, achieved success by reverting to the “old fashioned” way of presenting music (lots of touring, lots of busking)—albeit with a side of social media.”
— Gotham Magazine

“New York trio City of the Sun are built around breaking conventions … Their expanding soundscapes include more space for complex, ornate compositions that not only astound but affect.”
— Bryan Kress, Billboard
Venue Information:
The Warehouse at FTC
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT, 06824