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Volume 6, Issue 61  | July 30, 2021

Arts Commission back with a summer schedule of Concerts on the Green and at Marina Park

The City of Newport Beach Arts Commission will once again present a summer and fall of Concerts on the Green. There will be four concerts – three scheduled for the Civic Center Green and one set for Marina Park.

The kickoff concert will feature The Sully Band on Sunday, July 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. on the Civic Center Green.

Arts Commission The Sully Band

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The Sully Band belts out its rhythm and blues on July 25

The Sully Band is a rhythm and blues band playing covers and originals with their unique 10-piece sound. They were recently named the 2020 San Diego Music Awards’ “Best Live Performer.” 

Select band members have garnered Grammy and Tony Award nominations and have performed and recorded with industry notables such as Eric Clapton, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and others.

Next up will be DSB on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m., also on the Civic Center Green.

Arts Commission DSB

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DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’), highly revered as one of the world’s greatest tributes to Journey, takes the stage August 22

DSB (Don’t Stop Believin’) has been highly revered as one the world’s greatest tributes to Journey. They have captured the signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers a nostalgic concert experience.

Then, Sunday, Sept. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m., SantanaWays will take the stage on the Civic Center Green.

Arts Commission SantanaWays

SantanaWays brings its Latin and blues rock to Concerts on the Green on September 26

SantanaWays is an electrifying Latin and blues rock band that has inspired audiences in Southern California since its formation in 2012. SantanaWays pays homage to the music of Santana in the purest manner by bringing out the heart and soul of the music.

Arts Commission Shelley Rusk

Vocalist/pianist Shelley Rusk will perform some of Broadway’s greatest musicals in Marina Park on October 17

Finally, Shelley Rusk will present the 2021 Concert at Marina Park on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. Rusk will be performing songs from some of Broadway’s greatest musicals of all time.

As a professional singer, Rusk has worked for music artists such as Johnny Mathis, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Sandi Patty, Ray Boltz and Bill Gaither both in the recording studio and in concert. 

All concerts offer free admission and free parking. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, low beach chairs and a picnic dinner, or perhaps purchase from food trucks on-site. No alcohol is allowed.

Participating food trucks include SOHO Taco Truck on July 25 and September 26; BARCELONAONTHEGO on August 22; and The COCONUT TRUCK on October 17.

Local favorite Sugar ‘n Spice, the Original Frozen Banana since 1945, will be on hand for all performances.

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