By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
You don’t have to go to the Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden to see a great concert this summer. If you live in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, or Marine Park, all you have to do is go to your local park to see some great bands.
State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) is teaming up with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, to co-sponsor a summer concert series in the parks in the senator’s district on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
“This summer, I am proud to host another great line up of concerts and invite music lovers and neighbors to be a part of these great evenings of music. It’s time to grab a beach chair, or a blanket, and head to our local parks on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,” Golden said.“The music of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, dance, classic rock, and more will be sure to get you dancing under the stars. Frankie Marra, Carl Thomas, Brooklyn Keys, City Sounds and more acts will make our local park alive with the music that we have come to enjoy and love,” Golden said.
The 2013 Summer Concert season kicks of with Head Over Heels, a party band, and Headin’ South, a classic southern rock band, sharing the bill in Shore Road Park on July 9. Enter the park at 79th Street.
Other concerts will include: July 10, Sound Affair, a dance band, in Marine Mark. Enter the park on Fillmore Avenue.; July 16, Radio Daze performing 1970s and 1980s party music, and the Whippoowill singing classic hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s in Shore Road Park; July 17, Plastic Soul (classic rock) in marine Park; July 23, the Brooklyn Keys, an oldies group, entertains at Dyker Park on 14th Avenue and 86th Street; July 24, Generation Gap sings in the park on Avenue U and Van
Sicklen Street; July 30, Love Funk (Funk and Disco Classics), will perform in Shore Road Park; and July 31, New York Exceptions, which brings to life oldies from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, will star in concert in Marine park.
In August, the concerts are as scheduled: Aug. 13, Frankie Marra in Shore Road Park; Aug.14, Carl Thomas sings the best of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin in Marine Park; Aug. 20, Sha Doobie, a Rolling Stones tribute band, and All Fired Up, a Pat Benatar tribute band, perform in Shore Road Park; Aug. 21, City Sounds performs oldies and disco songs in Marine Park; Aug. 27, the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Parade presents “Irish Night on Shore Road” with John Rafferty and the “Canny Brothers in Shore Road Park; Aug. 28, Family Day, featuring rides, games and karaoke in McKinley park on Fort Hamilton Parkway and 75th Street.
Concerts are free and open to the public and all concerts begin at 7 p.m. The exception is the Family Day event on Aug. 28, which begins at 5 p.m.:00
In case of inclement weather, call Golden’s office at 718-238-6044 to find out of an event has been canceled.