The legendary Peter Noone, lead singer for the iconic rock band Herman’s Hermits, headlines the Town of Hempstead Independence Concert on Saturday, evening, June 30 at Town Park Point Lookout. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with a rousing salute to heroic war veterans, followed by Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at 8:00 p.m. and the fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.
While lead singer for the famed Hermits, Noone and his band mates sold over sixty million recordings with fourteen gold singles and seven gold albums. The group’s signature hits include, “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry the VIII, I AM,” and “There’s A Kind of Hush.” Noone has also tried his talented hand at acting, earning rave reviews for Broadway, motion picture and television roles. A man of extraordinary talent, Noone and his Hermits still play to sold out crowds around the world.
“Hempstead Town will ignite this year’s Independence Celebration with a spectacular beach concert and fireworks show,” added Supervisor Murray. “This will be a great night of FREE family entertainment and I invite everyone to arrive early, set up their lawn chairs or blankets near the stage and enjoy a picnic dinner before the show.”
The town celebration will begin with a tribute to several military veterans who have distinguished themselves in service to their country and their community. Following the veteran’s tribute and concert, Bay Fireworks will brighten the night sky with a world-class fireworks display.
Spectators will enjoy viewing the vintage automobiles on display from several area car clubs. In addition to the classic cars, there will be an impressive array of military vehicles and armored equipment from the 2nd Marines 25th Battalion of Garden City. There will be a food court on site as well with a tasty menu for spectators to enjoy.
KJOY 98.3 FM returns as the evening’s media sponsor, and the town’s Independence Celebration is further supported by Swingbelly’s Beach Side Barbeque in Long Beach, Tulip Caterers, Entenmann’s Family Bakery, Dairy Barn, Quick Snack Vending and Naturally Boulder Water.
Town Park Point Lookout is located at 1300 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout. The park entrance is directly across the Loop Parkway exit on Lido Boulevard. The phone number at Town Park is 431-3900.
The rain date for the concert and fireworks is Sunday, July 1. For information on the beach show and the entire schedule of summer concerts, call the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation at 292-9000, ext. 382, or visit the town’s web site at www.toh.li.