More than 500 attend kick-off concert at Point Breeze

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 June 2022 at 8:08 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – Dave Viterna, right, and Marty Hobbs perform “Solitary Man” by Neil Diamond as part of the opening concert for the Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association’s summer concert series.

The Dave Viterna Group performed blues and classic rock for 2 ½ hours for a crowd of more than 500 people.

The attendance at the concert, are well over 500 people, is a record for an OONA concert, said one of the organizers, Tracy Panczyszyn.

The lineup for the rest of the series includes:

  • July 5 – The Brick Band performing country, classic rock and patriotic
  • July 12 – Old Hippies playing nostalgic rock and folk
  • July 19 – The Who Dats performing dance rock
  • July 26 – Feedback playing pop, motown and R & B
  • Aug. 2 – Mr. Mustard performing The Beatles, period

Kathleen Furlong sells 50/50 raffle tickets. OONA was able to give away $600 from the raffles and keep $600 to help pay for the concerts and support other community causes.

There is a $2 admission charge to attend the concerts.

Don Knapp of the Clarendon Lions Club cooks hot dogs. The Lions have been a long-time food vendor at the OONA concerts. There are several other food and beverage vendors at the concerts.

The Clarendon Lions Club teams includes, from left: Tom Persia, Vivian Ward, Kevin Johnson, Don Knapp, Beth Johnson in back, Roger Boynton, Melanie Adams and Randy Robishaw. June Knapp also was part of the Clarendon group on Tuesday evening.