The Lewiston Council on the Arts welcomes its 1960’s rock musician friends back to the village this summer – as part of bicentennial weekend festivities. The 17th annual “Summer of ’69” kicks off Thursday, June 30, with a 6 p.m. preparty and fundraiser at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. It’s a $10 donation per person at the door.
Then on Friday, at 6:30 p.m., the main event will be held at the new Alfonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell at Academy Park. Organizers said, “Summer of ’69” will feature “All your favorite music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s” “performed by members of Lewiston's own super-groups such as the Soft Side, County Orphanage and the Lewiston All Stars. All of these musicians generously donate their time and talent for the sake of sharing with the Lewiston community.
“Ties to Lewiston are so strong that musicians and audience members come from all over the U.S. to enjoy the event. Even high school reunions plan their celebrations around the ‘Summer of ’69!’ ”
Special guest and four-time Grammy Award nominee and winner Gary Baker is slated to come back again to perform some of his hit songs, such as “I Swear,” “I'm Already There” and “Once Upon a Lifetime.”
Again, organizers said, “Break out your favorite tie-dye T-shirt and join us in the park for a groovy evening of music, family and fun as we take you on a journey to the past.”
This event is free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of Brett's Tents & Awnings, Modern Corporation, Sevenson Environmental Services and the Village of Lewiston.
For more on bicentennial weekend, visit www.Lewiston200.org.