(May 4, 2009 – West Palm Beach, FL) – Missing the great music and good times of SunFest already? The City of West Palm Beach will continue the music and fun all summer long for FREE at The Palm Beach Post Sunday at the Meyer concert series. Guests can experience fab tunes, a cool scene and good vibes in downtown West Palm Beach with a fantastic musical line up for the 2009 concert season. These FREE outdoor concerts allow guests to enjoy the beautiful West Palm Beach waterfront while listening to some great entertainment. The concert series also offers FREE kids’ activities, FREE treats from the Mayor, and FREE parking at all City meters, lots and garages; making it one of the greatest concert series the City offers. These family-friendly concerts are held on the 4th Sunday of each month (May through October) from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach.
The City of West Palm Beach is pleased to announce the entertainment schedule for the upcoming 2009 season of The Palm Beach Post Sunday at the Meyer:
THE LEGENDS OF DOO WOP
Their names are legendary and their music is timeless. Three former lead singers and one essential “Mr. Bass Man” make up a veritable “Who’s Who” of legendary rock ‘n’ rollers. The members of the Legends of Doo-Wop have an amazing four songs in the Top 100 All Time Greatest Hits, released by WCBS radio in New York City. Some of their legendary hits include “Just To Be With You,” “Gloria,” “16 Candles” and “Stormy Weather.” The Legends of Doo-Wop play to sold-out venues across the country. The fabulous foursome brings tight harmonies, smooth vocals and some of the best sounds heard since the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.
Now celebrating their 24th anniversary, The Fabulons continue to be Florida’s favorite party band. This show/dance/variety/band performs a wide variety of music, including Motown, 1950’s Doo-Wop & a
capella, classic rock, disco, R&B, Beach Boys, Beatles, best of the girl groups, “Grease”, standards, and anything else the audience requests! They have opened for numerous legends including The Temptations and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and have even appeared in the hit movie “The Boynton Beach Club.”
This 70’s & 80’s pop band created a new invigorating style of music and pioneered the progressive rock sounds of this time. In addition to sold out concerts around the world, Ambrosia garnered five Grammy nominations, tons of FM airplay, and a number of hit singles including “You’re the Only Woman,” “Biggest Part of Me,” and “How Much I Feel.” Known for their inventive musicianship and skillful arranging, Ambrosia’s smooth pop sounds have captivated audiences everywhere.
Firefall was one of the most successful recording artists of the 70’s with a wealth of hits including “You Are the Woman”, “Just Remember I Love You”, and “Strange Way”. Firefall burned brightly in the 70’s as one of the pioneers of country flavored rock’n’roll with eight albums and 11 singles on the charts. Sparks will fly and the stage will sizzle as Firefall blazes through West Palm Beach, bringing their mellow, easy country-rock sounds along with their dynamic stage performance.
The Tokens are an All-American doo-wop group from Brooklyn that brings back the magic of the golden oldies era. Best known for their chart topping 1961 single, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” the style and sound of The Tokens is defined by the tenor lead and trademark falsetto that have characterized their music. Also known for hits such as “Tonight I Fell in Love,” “Portrait of My Love,” and “I Hear Trumpets Blow,” The Tokens made it all the way to the American Bandstand stage.
SUGARFOOT’s OHIO PLAYERS
Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players are a funky-pop-R&B blend of master musicians surrounding the exuberant and soulful “Sugarfoot”, the signature voice and personification of the original Ohio Players. Their signature sounds and horn-powered grooves topped the Pop and R&B charts in the 70’s with smash hits such as “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster.” Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players meld together elements of jazz, soul, funk, and pop to bring their fans a “street funk” party.
TREATS FROM THE MAYOR
Mayor Lois Frankel will continue her tradition of passing out cookies to the crowd during the band breaks. This crowd pleaser allows guests to introduce themselves and become familiar with the Mayor in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Guests are invited to come and meet the Mayor, say hello, or just indulge in a Sunday afternoon cookie sponsored by National City.
There will be lots of fun, interactive games and activities for children at each concert including hoola hoops, sidewalk chalk, limbo contests, coloring books, and bubbles – all for FREE.
The Palm Beach Post Sunday at the Meyer
4th Sunday of the Month: May through October
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Meyer Amphitheatre, along the Flagler Drive Waterfront – Downtown West Palm Beach
FREE Outdoor Concerts featuring a variety of national and regional recording artists, FREE kids’ activities, FREE treats from the Mayor, and FREE parking at all City meters, lots and garages.
For more information call 561-822-1515 or visit www.wpb.org.
The Palm Beach Post Sunday at the Meyer brings Fab Tunes, A Cool Scene and Good Vibes to downtown West Palm Beach. This FREE family-friendly concert series is held from May through October on the 4th Sunday of each month, and features a variety of national and regional recording artists. Located along the picturesque Flagler Drive waterfront in the Meyer Amphitheater, The Palm Beach Post Sunday at the Meyer provides an ideal setting for good times and great entertainment. Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, and food and beverages are available for purchase at the concerts. The Palm Beach Post Sunday at the Meyer is produced by the City of West Palm Beach, Mayor’s Office – Division of Community Events and sponsored by The Palm Beach Post, National City, The Palm Beach Daily News, Southern Waste Systems, KOOL 105.5 FM, Newsradio 1290 WJNO, Coca-Cola and the West Palm Beach Marriott. For more information, please call 561-822-1515 or visit www.wpb.org.
For Additional Information:
Amaryvis “Ryvis” Sierra
Mayor’s Office, Community Events Division
Office: (561) 822-1522 / Cell: (561) 644-7639