Concerts in the Park Lineup Unveiled

The City of Newcastle’s 2017 Concerts in the Park lineup features a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a mix of pop and country performers and a tribute to the Eagles. All concerts go from 7-8:30 p.m. at Lake Boren Park. 

The summer concert series kicks off with a bang as legendary Yes drummer Alan White takes the Lake Boren Park stage with his band White on July 19. The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and his band will entertain with progressive rock and soulful vocals, including some of White’s memorable material with Yes and John Lennon.

Alan White, a Newcastle resident, is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock drummers of all-time. With forty-plus years of performance experience and appearances on over fifty albums, his's dossier reads like a who's-who of rock legends.

Shaggy Sweet brings its blend of original and cover songs to Newcastle on July 26. The band specializes in pop/rock music and delivers great energy as the group covers everything from The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to John Mayer and Michael Jackson.

On Aug. 2, musician Aaron Crawford will pull you into a good time with his mix of pop/country music. Raised in the hotbed music scene of Seattle, Crawford has a sound that blends his original influences, from church music to Johnny Cash, all the way to U2.

The four-part concert series wraps up on Aug. 9 with the Kings of Hollywood — A Tribute to the Eagles. The group offers a faithful representation of Eagles hits through the decades, focusing on the vocal harmony that defines this supergroup. 

The city will also host its annual fireworks show at Lake Boren Park this Fourth of July. Soul Siren returns to the Lake Boren Park stage at 8 p.m. for a two-hour set, before the fireworks start at 10 p.m. Playing everything from funk and soul to rock and Top 40 dance favorites, this talented crew brings decades of performing experience. We’ll have more information as the event approaches.

(Photo Credit: Jerry & Lois Photography)

Published on 05/18/2017
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