According to Oyster Bay Town officials, the fifth week of the town's "Music Under the Stars" concert series has programs to appeal to all musical tastes.
"On Sunday, Aug. 2, Theodore /Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay will provide the perfect backdrop for the funky blues-rock sound of Cadillac Moon," Town Supervisor John Venditto said. "On Monday, Aug. 3, the blues band Hackensack Men and Trenton Horns, will take center stage at Ellsworth Allen Town Park, Farmingdale."
"On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the cast of Beatlemania will recreate the music of the Beatles at John J. Burns Town Park, Massapequa," the supervisor continued. "And on Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Count Basie Orchestra will perform at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park."
The balance of the week's "Music Under the Stars" shows will include an evening of music from the '30s and '40s performed by the Ben Grisafi Orchestra on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Bethpage Community Park and a performance by folk-rock singer John Sebastian, the original lead singer of the Lovin' Spoonful, at Hicksville High School Field on Friday, Aug. 7. Rounding out the week will be a doubleheader featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of the Shirelles, and The Toys at Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Massapequa on Saturday, Aug. 8.
The "Music Under the Stars" concert series is sponsored by the Cultural and Performing Arts (CAPA) Division of the town's Department of Community and Youth Services. The Pall Corporation is co-sponsoring Cadillac Moon, the Long Island Savings Bank is co-sponsoring Beatlemania, and North Shore University Hospital at Syosset is co-sponsoring the Count Basie Orchestra. Additional co-sponsors include State Senator Carl L. Marcellino and the Nasau County Office of Cultural Development for the Ben Grisafi Orchestra, Petro Heating Oil and Services for John Sebastian, and Massapequa merchants and residents for Shirley Alston Reeves and The Toys.
"Oyster Bay residents don't have to travel far for the best summer enterainment anywhere and the programs are all free," Venditto said. "Remember, all shows begin at 8 p.m. Just bring along a lawn chair or a blanket, family and friends, and the town will take care of the rest."
For further information, contact CAPA at 797-7900.