Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that Grand Funks Railroad’s Mark Farner and Mystic will perform at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre tonight, Friday, August 24th. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Mark Farner is the engine that took the original Grand Funk Railroad, one of rock music’s most successful groups, to the top of the charts. As their lead vocalist, lead guitarist and principle songwriter the group made a beeline to rock stardom following their show-stealing performance before 180,000 people at the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1969. Capitol Records was soon on board releasing the bands appropriately titled first album, On Time, which included such timeless Mark Farner compositions as “Time Machine,” “High On A Horse,” “Heartbreaker,” “Into The Sun” and “Can't Be Too Long.” Within weeks it was certified RIAA Gold.
Long Island’s hottest band, Mystic, covers all the best hits from every decade! Mystic members: Sam Bello, Steven Bello, Lynn Critelli, George Panos, Don McCabe, Dennis DelGaudio, Steve Engle, Kevin Doolittle have been performing together for over 20 years, building a fan base like no other. Performing 6 nights a week throughout the summer and every weekend throughout the year has helped the members of Mystic build chemistry and character that compares to no one. From your favorite classic rock hits, to 70’s rock and disco, the 80’s, 90’s, hits of today, as well as oldies, standards, and dance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! With 5 lead vocalists, it’s no wonder they can capture the vocals of every artist they cover!
Much of the programming at the Lakeside Theatre is made possible through the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which are proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received more than ten million dollars from the Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which also has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.
About Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre
The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Lakeside Theatre is a venue with no formal seating. Concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets. Special accommodations are available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms and a convenient reserved location on the hill. Assistive hearing devices are also available upon request for the hearing impaired.
About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. For further information, contact the Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.