Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jones Beach Free Concerts Dr. K's Motown Review 2015

Where do you go on a Saturday evening in August when your brother comes up from Florida?   Well your younger brother says "Jones Beach!"  The Motown Review by the group Dr. K's fit the bill for bringing back memories of Jones Beach and the Music of the 60's & 70's that we all grew up with.
 The Italianate style water tower monument, in the center traffic circle, at the end of Wantaugh Parkway, is the centerpiece for the entrance to the State Park. It was built in the 1920's and has been recently restored.
 The boardwalk and the mast  styled decoration along with other details give the feeling that patrons are on an ocean going ship.

Art Deco detail on the sides of the Bandstand
 The concert started at 8:00 pm, and was free to everyone.
 The group covered the Motown classics from the Supremes and groups like the Four Tops.  When they belted out "Heard it on the Grapevine," everyone jumped up and danced.  The musicians were especially good and the music sent us all lovingly into the past.
On the Thursday evening before, we all went to Huntington's Paramount to hear and see Credence Clearwater Revisited, which was also amazing.  Cannot beat Long Island for coming up with venues for Music!