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August 7, 2012 > Lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer

Lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer

An ode to summer would include a blend of many favorite songs that express easy livin and hazy, crazy days. Music is a big part of afternoon and evening enjoyment of the season, but eventually, warm breezes and long days drift away, beginning to give hints of fall. However, in August, there is still time to enjoy pleasant open air concerts in Fremont, Newark, Hayward and other cities. This is last call for some of them; a reminder to come by and feel joyous rhythms and sounds in parks throughout the area.

Fremont will host its final Thursday evening concert at Central Park, August 9 featuring rock 'n' roll by The Houserockers. There is no better way to spend the evening!

Newark Sunday concerts will also come to a close this week featuring rock 'n' roll, with Kelvin Boyd's Drifters and songs such as like "This Magic Moment", "Up on the Roof", "On Broadway", "Save the last Dance for Me" and of course "Under the Board Walk."

Hayward prolongs summer with its concerts through September, but if you are a Blues fan, this Sunday afternoon is an invitation to relax with NiteCry and the Sycamore 129 Blues Band.

Not to be outdone, Niles (Fremont) will continue to present Sunday afternoon concerts through September as well. Sunday afternoon, August 12, will feature songwriter Maurice Tani, Doe Eye (Maryam Qudus) & Rockabilly with Blue Diamond Fillups. In addition, sack races and a hoola hoop contest are in planned on the Plaza lawn!

Music and Art in the Park
Sundays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
August 12: Blues - NiteCry and the Sycamore 129 Blues Band
August 26: Big Band music and jazz - Three O'Clock Jump and the Herd of Cats
September 9: Beatles tunes - No Fly List and the Two of Us
September 16: Celtic Celebration
September 23: Original rock/pop music - Kari McAllister & the Sweetspots and Sezu

Hayward Memorial Park
24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward

Central Park Summer Concerts
Thursday, August 9
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Houserockers (Rock 'n Roll Favorites)
Central Park Performance Pavilion
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 790-5546

Niles Town Plaza Summer Concerts
Sundays: August 12, 19; September 23
12 Noon - 4 p.m.
Niles Town Plaza
37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont

Music at the Grove
Sunday, August 12
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kelvin Boyd's Drifters (Pop, R&B)

Shirley Sisk Grove
Cedar Blvd. at NewPark Mall, Newark
(510) 578-4405 or (510) 578-4630

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