“We are very excited about this year’s show. All of the groups performing are well known acts. Everyone, from every generation, will recognize their music,” said Anna Bono Larrisey, Bristol Borough Tax Collector and Co-Chairperson of the event.
Besides the great music and singers, the Doo Wop concert offers the opportunity to experience the new Bristol Borough,” said Anthony Muccie, Concert Chairperson and former Bristol Borough Councilman.
“Our town is going through some incredible changes. Mill Street, our main business street, features a lot of new businesses just since last year’s concert. Itri, a new brick-oven pizza bistro with a great wine list and select craft beers just opened this summer. Itri is one more great venue added to the likes of the King George Inn, The Mill Street Cantina, Annabella’s, Café Bombay, and Cesare’s. We raised the bar so high we won the Small Town Business Revolution sponsored by the Deluxe Corporation this year. This concert is just one more example of Bristol Borough raising the bar,” Muccie said.
This year’s concert will also feature Craig Whitaker as the evening’s emcee. Whitaker is the former and well-known host of the iconic Bishop Egan Dances held back in the late 60s that ran continuously every Friday night until the early 90s.
Many familiar and memorable songs including “La-La Means I Love You” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) from The Delfonics; “Simon Says” from the 1910 Fruit Gum Company; “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” from Jay Siegel’s Tokens; popular cover songs from The Chiclettes including “No Where to Run” originally sung by Martha amp; The Vandellas along with “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” by The New Casinos will rock across Bristol Borough’s waterfront venue.