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'Guess Who's' coming back to Artpark

by jmaloni

Canadian classic rockers headline free concert July 6

Sat, Jul 3rd 2010 05:05 pm

The Guess Who, the Canadian-bred stateside conquerors, return to Artpark armed with their massive hit parade, unpredictable jamming and the ultimate sing-a-long experience on July 6 as part of the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" free concert series.

The Guess Who was the first Canadian band to have a No. 1 hit in the U.S., with "American Woman" back in 1970. The band's collection of other memorable hits includes "No Time," "No Sugar Tonight," "Hand Me Down World," "Share the Land," "These Eyes" and 10 other Top 40 tracks.

In culmination of the holiday weekend (July 1, Canada Day; July 4, Independence Day) the July 6 free concert opens with a bi-national ceremony featuring the singing of the Canadian and U.S. national anthems accompanied by the color guard from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Niagara.

All concerts in the "Tuesday in the Park" series begin at 6:30 p.m. with free hands-on art activities and fun for children.

The evening's opening act is Son of the Sun.

Artpark's free concert events always feature a wide variety of free, family-friendly, hands-on art workshops, including drawing, face painting, dress-up, self portraits and plenty of creative fun prior to the weekly concert events beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The "Tuesday in the Park" concert series is presented by First Niagara and sponsored by Certo Brothers Distributing Co., Sevenson Environmental Services, Modern Corporation, Frey Electric Construction Co., Maid of the Mist Corporation, Mark Cerrone Inc., Compu-Mail, Tim Hortons-Niagara Falls, Lewiston DiMino Tops, Pine Pharmacy and Time Warner Cable.

Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater opens to the public at 4 p.m. on event nights, and can be accessed via the upper park's Portage Road entrance off of Center Street or through South Fourth Street nearest the Mainstage Theater. Carry-ins (food and beverages) are prohibited at all of Artpark's free concert events, while on-site parking is available. The New York state parking fee is $10.

For a full schedule of 2010 events, call the Artpark Box Office at 754-4375 or visit artpark.net.

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