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August 19, 2009 > Concert & Fireworks Spectacular to burn up stage and sky

Concert & Fireworks Spectacular to burn up stage and sky

Submitted By Helen Kennedy

One world-class performance just isn't enough for a celebration that only comes along once every five decades. That's why Union City's 50th Anniversary Concert & Fireworks Spectacular will showcase several renowned acts, making this the biggest and best anniversary event of the year.

Entertainment includes:

Papa Doo Run Run
California's legendary beach party band will headline the evening's entertainment, featuring high-energy, highly interactive music that gets entire audiences on their feet, singing at the top of their lungs. With two gold records and a Grammy nomination, Papa Doo Run Run draws thousands of spectators wherever they perform.

Quest Crew
A special appearance by MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" Season 3 winners will electrify audiences of all ages. Quest Crew's members have been featured on "So You Think You Can Dance," "American Idol," music videos, stage shows, movies, and television. This award-winning hip-hop dance team reportedly drew 8,000 fans to a performance last month, so advance tickets are recommended.

Boyz Nite Out
BNO will have audience members "Shout" along with the Beatles, relax "Under the Boardwalk," and groove to their version of the Blues Brothers. The only thing more fun than this beatbox/a capella group's upbeat music is its astounding talent for mimicking drums, guitars and horns using only their voices. Boyz Nite Out has worked with artists such as Ray Charles, ELO, Jay Leno, Kool & the Gang and Michael MacDonald.

Ending the concert with a bang, the unforgettable evening will conclude with a pyrotechnic extravaganza to rival your fondest fireworks memories, produced by the firm that provides programming at venues such as Disneyland, baseball stadiums and the Olympic Games.

Never before has this much talent been assembled in Union City. It is sure to make the last major event of the city's Golden Anniversary one that will be remembered for the next 50 years.

Entertainment begins at 5:45 p.m. with the captivating music of Sage. Fresh from recording its first album in Hawaii, Sage draws from jazz, reggae, hip hop, rhythm and blues, all blended together with strong Island roots. The lineup also includes winners from three years of "Union City Teen Idol" as well as popular, local singer Jumoke Hill.

Union City Mayor Mark Green is scheduled to speak, along with former Councilmember Delaine Eastin, who went on to represent the 20th District in the California Assembly and serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Other surprises throughout the evening will provide historical perspective and community inspiration.

Union City's 50th Anniversary Concert & Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, September 12
5:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
James Logan High School, 1800 H St. at Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City
Adults - $10; children under 12 - $5

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