The town of Orange may be small in population, but it gained the reputation for bringing in top-flight bands and one of the best fireworks displays in the New Haven County.
For this year’s Independence Day Concert, the Orange Town News, which is once again producing the event, is presenting “The British Invasion Years” to perform prior to the town’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular.
More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Years is three shows in one!
First, you will hear classic songs by iconic sixties, British Groups. British Invasion music was instantly embraced because it was so eclectic…the bad boy soul of the Rolling Stones, the defiant anthems of The Who, the raw and powerful guitar sounds of The Kinks, the flower power grooves ofThe Zombies, and the uplifting pop of Herman’s Hermits.
The American Musical response follows, with memorable hits by celebrated artists like The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Doors, and Steppenwolf.
The sixties-era retrospective concludes with an extraordinary note-for-note finale of The Beatles Abby Road album.
To preview the band, go to www.britishinvasionyears.com.
The Independence Day Concert will take place on Sunday, July 1 (rain date Monday, July 2) at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange.
The festivities will begin promptly at 6:30 pm with welcoming comments from Orange First Selectman Jim Zeoli. The concert will be followed promptly at 9:30 pm by the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular with Patriotic Music.
Event producer Rocky Salperto said, “We are looking forward to another premiere event for area residents to enjoy. We are excited about producing this show for the seventh consecutive year. We hope everyone continues to enjoy this great community event. Many thanks go out to our sponsors, our first selectman and town officials for their continued support.”
The event is made possible through area sponsors including major sponsors: Cohen & Wolf, P.C.; Yale University, The Orange Foundation’s Olga Fund, the Orange Town News & the Town of Orange.
Popular Food Trucks have been lined up and novelty items will also be available for purchase at the fairgrounds beginning at 6:00 pm. WPLR Radio will also be on location. Come early and get a good seat. Admission is free. There will be a suggested parking donation of $5 that will benefit the Orange Little League.