Saturday, July 9, 2011

SCPC July 10th Concert: Tommy Mara and the Crests with special guests Charisma

On Sunday the Somerset County Park Commission continues its 2011 Summer Concert Series with a doo-wop/boomer double-bill: Tommy Mara & the Crests with special guests Charisma.

The Crests' best remembered hits of the 1950s and 1960s include 16 Candles, The Angels Listened In, Step by Step, and Trouble in Paradise. Their doo-wop sound continues with Tommy Mara.

Charisma is a six-person Bronx-based group that covers the music of a variety of groups. According to their website "...Our repertoire includes selections from the four-man groups of the fifties, the Fifth Dimension, Spanky And Our Gang, the Temptations, Jay & the Americans, the Mamas and Papas, the Flamingos, the Doobie Brothers, Neil Sedaka, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and others...".

The Concert, held at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, starts at 5:30 and continues to 8:30 p.m. According to the SCPC website
"...Tommy Mara and the Crests have been making music for a long time. The Crests began as a New York R&B do-wop group in the late 1950’s. Their most popular song was 16 Candles, which rose to number 2 on the Billboard Charts and sold more than one million copies. Today, they are still singing and wowing audiences. There will be no Trouble in Paradise in Duke Island Park – just many people singing along to the hits of that golden era. Charisma opens the shows. This dynamic group of six perform the hits of groups like The Fifth Dimension, The Temptations, and The Doobie Brothers...".

Bring chairs or a blanket, and snacks or a few dollars for an ice cream cone.
For information on the Somerset County Park Commission 2011 Summer Concert Series go here.
For an album of photographs from the June 26th SCPC Duke Island Park concert and extra activities go to here at
Above 2010 concert photo courtesy of George Mariasz.

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