Lineup announced for spring concert series
Two free concert series sponsored by the Newark Parks and Recreation Department are returning this year as one combined series.
For several years, the department has hosted a spring concert series featuring local bands and soloists. Last year marked the debut of the Newark Youth’s Got Talent series, which gives local kids and teens a chance to take the stage.
This year, each Thursday during the months of May and June, both youth and adult acts will get a chance to perform on the Academy Lawn on Main Street. The youth act goes on first, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the adult act from 7 to 8 p.m.
In the case of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Co. firehouse on Academy Street. Acts scheduled so far include: May 12: Elbert-Palmer Elementary School Drum Line (youth), Almost Acoustic (adult)
May 19: Caitlin Marsilii (youth), The Jimmies (adult)
May 26: Wicked Wayz (youth), Yosi (adult) June 2: Joe Baione (adult) June 9: Garret Norman (youth), The Acoustic Jam (adult)
June 16: Jessica Belle (youth), USAF Langley Winds (adult)
June 23: Grace Walton and the SSS Unloaded (youth), Yosi (adult)
The teen band Wicked Wayz will perform on the Academy Lawn on May 26.