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Skies clear for Bell Rock concert

Posted by Travis Andersen  August 18, 2009 11:00 AM

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Rocker Len Tetta (with guitar) hanging with fans.

Ward 1 City Councilor Gary Christenson sent the following report:

Cloudy skies and drizzle did little to dampen the crowd’s spirits at the annual Bell Rock Park Concert last Thursday night. All day the skies had been threatening, and shortly before the concert’s scheduled start time of 6 p.m., a brief sun shower fell.

Organizers and early concert goers smiled when a rainbow appeared, seeming to signal that the weather would cooperate for the show. Indeed, the show went on without a hitch.

The show started with a set by the young band The Bad Rabbits who performed alternative rock covers and one original tune, “Stick it To the Man,” written by singer/songwriter/guitarist Crystal Araiza. Linden School 7th grader Len Tetta followed with a rousing set of pop-rock tunes, which included songs by Green Day, All American Rejects, and Bowling for Soup.

Casey Sullivan and her band The Costumes were next, showcasing her excellent vocals, guitar and songwriting skills. Finally, the show was capped off by a lively set of blues-rock by local band Bucket of Blues.

At one point, attendance was estimated at 150 people whose ages ranged from toddlers to grandparents. The concert was organized by Ward 1 Councillor Gary Christenson, with assistance from School Committee Member Peg Crowe, Mayor Richard Howard’s Office, Friends of Oak Grove, Inc., Carol Ann Desiderio, and many friends.


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The Bad Rabbits open the bill at Bell Rock. sullivan.jpg
Rocker Casey Sullivan on the guitar.

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Fans taking in the show.

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From left: Friends of Oak Grove volunteer Karen Hayes, School Committee
member Peg Crowe, and City Councilor Gary Christenson.

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