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THE BUZZ: Summer concert series in full swing

It’s music to South Brooklyn’s ears.

The borough of Brooklyn is never short on music festivals – especially in the hot, hot summer. Right now, State Senator Marty Golden is gearing up to host his annual Concert in the Parks Summer Series – an annual event sponsored by the senator alongside the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force. The 2014 series will kick off on Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. with beloved Bay Ridge band Head Over Heels with special guests.

“After a long, cold winter, I am sure the residents of Southwest Brooklyn are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2014 summer series which I will again be hosting in our local parks,” said the senator of the family-favorite summertime series, urging residents to kick off their flip flops and slip into their dancing shoes.

Head Over Heels will kick off the series on stage at Shore Road Park, 79th Street and Shore Road.

“We have a great lineup of entertainment, so mark your calendar, bring a chair, bring a blanket, and come on out to enjoy the 14 shows in our beautiful parks,” said Golden of the mostly native Brooklyn bands.

Those 14 shows include show-stopping performances by Out Of The Blue (Thursday, July 9 at Marine Park on Fillmore Avenue), Radio Daze (Tuesday, July 15 at Shore Road Park and again on Wednesday, August 13 at Marine Park), Yesterday & Today, a Beatles tribute band (Wednesday, July 16 at Marine Park), Generation Gap (Tuesday, July 22 at Dyker Park, 86th Street and 14th Avenue), Carl Thomas (Wednesday, July 23 at Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street), Blues Circus (Tuesday, July 29 at Shore Road Park), Alive N Kickin’ (Wednesday, July 20 at Marine Park), Brooklyn Keys (Wednesday, August 6 at Marine Park), Disco Unlimited (Tuesday, August 12 at Shore Road Park), Frankie Marra & His Band (Tuesday, August 19 at Shore Road Park) and On A Good Run (Wednesday, August 20 at Marine Park).

The series will come to a close on Tuesday, August 26 with “Irish Night on Shore Road,” a special presentation by The Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Parade featuring The Canny Brothers at Shore Road Park.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. sharp.

“I guarantee you will enjoy the shows,” said Golden, assuring that there’s something for everyone this summer. “[The shows] will feature classic rock, the greatest hits of all time, disco, blues and dance.”

Concerts are free and open to the public. In case of poor weather or for more information, call 718-238-6044. All events are subject to change.

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