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Summer Concert Series at Rec Center Pavilion
The city of Westlake has scheduled its summer concerts offering a wide variety of family entertainment including award-winning performers every Sunday evening now through August 12. The free concerts are staged at the Westlake Recreation Center’s pavilion. There is plenty of parking available and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy a Sunday summer evening of music.
Here's the schedule of concerts:
July 8: Haywire. This Rockabilly/Roots Rock band has a fresh, fun and smoothly rocking style. Haywire has a sound all its own but with a little Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy and Johnny Cash. Some of the music may be their own creations and has even been compared to what Elvis Presley might have recorded.
July 15: Logan Wells and Jeremy Colosimo. Logan has performed professionally for over 18 years and has shared the stage with many great artists. Logan headlined at the Las Vegas Hilton main showroom and later at Mandalay Bay during the CMA awards in 2004. She performed in Westlake for President George W. Bush’s campaign and later for First Lady Laura Bush. Jerry has been entertaining audiences in the Northern Ohio area for over 20 years with a wide range of genres. Musical styles include Frank Sinatra, PatsyCline, Neil Diamond, Stevie Nicks, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Karen Carpenter and many others.
July 22: Sloppy Joe Band. This Cleveland band performs a wide selection of great Classic Rock, Pop and Blues from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Sloppy by NO means, this band covers everything from the Allman Brothers to ZZTop. Sloppy Joe is a fun band who plays great music from great artists.
July 29: Blue Lunch. Cleveland’s own Blue Lunch Swing Dance Band delivers their own sound with an eclectic flavor, playing 1950’s swing and jump blues, along with Chicago-Style blues and New Orleans R&B. Blue Lunch has performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, at Severance Hall and the OhioState Fair. They have opened shows for The Beach Boys, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and many other artists.
August 5: Mo' Mojo. This band specializes in live shows that kick. They take the best of Zydeco and the best of theJam Band spirit. What is Zydeco music? It’s good old foot-stompin’ dance music that originatedin the French-speaking Creole culture of southern Louisiana, featuring a unique blend of musicalinfluences from blues and soul, Afro-Caribbean, and traditional Cajun music. Mo’ Mojo combines French-style accordion, driving danceable drum beats, rock solid bass guitar, blazing electric guitar,and of course the entertaining rubboard, or frottoir (as it’s called by the Cajuns) to create the recipefor “Music You Just Can’t Take Sittin’ Down.”
August 12: Colin Dussault's Blues Project. The Project can best be described as an award-winning harmonica driven, blues based, roots, rock and soul music. The Project can include original music as well as blues, rock, country, jazz, swing,folk, reggae, Motown and even the occasional polka. Lead singer, Colin Dussault’s Blues Project has played literally thousands of shows. One reviewer called Colin “the hardest working blues manin Cleveland.” The Project has shared the stage with such luminaries as Bo Diddley, The FabulousThunderbirds, Blood Sweat & Tears, Eric Burdon and many more. They have played every venue including a fund raiser for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
More About Recreation Center Park
The Westlake Recreation Park is an 86-acre space containing the Recreation Center, a five-acre stocked fishing pond, a big hill perfect for sledding, a floating fishing pier, two baseball diamonds, three soccer fields, five tennis courts, a playground and a gazebo. To tour the park, there is a winding 1.2-mile track for walking, running and rollerblading. Annual activities include a fishing derby and outdoor movies.