For Immediate Release
July 15, 2016
Parks and Recreation
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R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares return to the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series on City Hall Plaza on August 3 at 7 p.m.
he series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with title sponsor Bank of America. Additional support is provided by media sponsor the Boston Herald and Polar Beverages.
Hailing from New Bedford, the Tavares brothers - Arthur (“Pooch”), Antone (“Chubby”), Feliciano (“Butch”), and Perry Lee (“Tiny”) - grew up in a close-knit and musical household of ten children. In 1964 they made their first professional appearance at the Blue Flame in Onset and as they continued to perform in small clubs in the New Bedford-Boston-New York area both their reputation and their audience grew.
Their first album “Check It Out” lodged in the R&B Top 20, hit the pop charts, and contained the group’s first hit single in its title track. This began a run of gold and platinum albums and singles including their hit “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and their appearance on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack with “More Than a Woman.” Tavares will be performing these and other classics on the City Hall Plaza stage August 3.
Now celebrating 44 years as Boston’s longest-running free outdoor concert series, these performances bring four summer nights of great entertainment to this unique venue located in the heart of Boston. City Hall Plaza favorite Stardust returns on August 10 for Disco Night featuring classic dance floor and pop hits and the series closes August 24 with the classic Philly soul of Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.
For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit www.facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment, or go to www.cityofboston.gov/parks.
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