|Phil Dirt & the Dozers open Fountain Park|
|Thursday, June 06, 2013 12:00 AM|
VAN WERT — One of the area’s favorite Oldie’s Rock ‘N Roll Bands returns to Fountain Park in downtown Van Wert this Friday night for a 7 p.m. concert. They open the 2013 Fountain Park Summer Music Series and join with the Peony and ArtRageous Festivals this weekend.
Phil Dirt & the Dozers return to Fountain Park after a five year hiatus. Always a favorite of Van Wert audiences, they continue to tour the country as America’s premier Rock ‘N R’oldies review show. They will help you recapture those wonderful days when the world was a bit simpler… when poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and the corner drug store were all a part of everyday life. Remember when a Chevy was about $2,000?
The Dozers will transport you to another time and place … namely, the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s of Rock and Roll! Imagine hearing The Four Seasons’ Sherry with the original falsetto vocals intact … or the hauntingly beautiful Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody or their You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling or the beautiful ballads of Roy Orbison including Pretty Woman and In Dreams. Party on the beach with The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. And imagine the Platters’ soul-stirring Only You performed with all the scratches and skips found on a well-worn 33 1/3 record, the way The Dozers first learned it. The Phil Dirt Time Machine also stops in the ‘70’s, where you’ll experience some of this decade’s greatest hits including those from the Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, The Eagles and even the O’Jays.
A car show, food vendors, arts & craft displays and many other activities will be going on around the park throughout the day leading up to the Phil Dirt & the Dozers concert at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the park to enjoy this free concert, underwritten by The Van Wert County Foundation.
Starting June 21 with the musical band, BOSTYX, there will be nine consecutive concerts in Fountain Park on Friday nights. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and food is always available. The Fountain Park Summer Music Series is underwritten by The Van Wert County Foundation in cooperation with the Van Wert City Parks & Recreation.