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July 10, 2012 > Music at the Grove Summer Concert Series

Music at the Grove Summer Concert Series

Submitted By David Zehnder

The City of Newark Recreation and Community Services Department is proud to announce the 2012 Music at the Grove summer concert series lineup. All concerts are free to the public and will be held at the Shirley Sisk Grove adjacent to NewPark Mall. Seating is "on the green" with low-back chairs and blankets allowed. Bring a picnic or pick up lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants. All concerts begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude by 3 p.m.

This year's lineup includes Big Bang Beat on Sunday, July 8; The Fundamentals on Sunday, July 29, and The Drifters on Sunday, August 12.

Big Bang Beat is a 12-piece review featuring favorites of the '60s Motown sound and the fabulous funk of the '70s to dance hits from the '80s and '90s. They are led by four dazzling female singers decked out in sequined mini dresses, plus a crack horn section, a precision choreographed stage show, and a zany, non-stop energy that has made this highly acclaimed band a virtual fixture at clubs, conventions, fund-raisers, and corporate and private parties throughout the U.S., and now increasingly around the globe.

The Fundamentals present a high-energy stage show featuring two dynamic lead vocalists, two of the hottest horn players around, and a super tight four-piece rhythm section. This talented group of musicians has been performing their brand of "Red Hot Rockin? Soul" in Northern California for the last 15 years. From Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, and Beyonce to Journey and Bon Jovi, you can count on hearing your favorite R&B, rock, pop, and soul tunes.

The legendary Drifters will rock 'n' roll you down memory lane with a style that just won't quit. This group brings you back to the good old days with songs like "This Magic Moment," "Up on the Roof," "On Broadway," "Save the last Dance for Me," and of course "Under the Board Walk." Their career spans more than 25 years, and with 10 top ten hits in 10 years, the impact of Drifters music has deepened with time. Inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 1998, no other group epitomizes the nostalgic trend as do Kelvin Boyd's Drifters. The hits of the group are timeless classics that belong to today as much as they did to yesterday.

For further information about the concert series, please contact David Zehnder at (510) 578-4405.

Music at the Grove
Sundays, July 8, 29, and August 12
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Shirley Sisk Grove
Cedar Blvd. at NewPark Mall
(510) 578-4405

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