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June 19, 2012 > Plunge into music, arts, and dance

Plunge into music, arts, and dance

Submitted By Julie Machado

The Hayward Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge #129 and Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District (HARD) are co-sponsoring seven free concerts again this year at Hayward's Memorial Park. Music and Art in the Park offers a variety of music such as Rock, Blues, Big Band and Jazz, Rockabilly, Beatles tunes, and a Celtic Celebration. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic (no alcohol); dance, or play chess with chess masters. Kids of all ages are welcome to create chalk art.

A tot lot is nearby, as is a lovely hiking trail, indoor pool (the Hayward Plunge), tennis courts and plenty of free parking. This magnificent local park is managed by HARD, the premier recreational agency of the greater Hayward area.

Each event will showcase a local non-profit group; all donations received at that performance will go to the featured group of the day and are tax deductible.

Saturday, June 23:
Original Rock'n'Roll featuring Sector 7 with Kenny Meagher and Rocktapus, and Mike and the Mawesomes
Hayward Odd Fellows Youth Mural Program (

Sunday, August 5:
Rockabilly featuring Stay Away Joes
Hayward High School Band Booster Club.

Sunday, August 12:
Blues featuring NiteCry and the Sycamore 129 Blues Band
Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) (

Sunday, August 26:
Big Band music and jazz featuring Three O'Clock Jump and the Herd of Cats
Hayward-La Honda Music Camp (

Sunday, September 9:
Beatles tunes featuring No Fly List and the Two of Us
Mt. Eden Choir Booster Club.

Sunday, September 16:
Celtic Celebration
Hayward Education Foundation (

Sunday, September 23:
Original rock/pop music with Kari McAllister & the Sweetspots and Sezu
Lighthouse Community Center (

Music and Art in the Park
Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, Sept 16
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Hayward Memorial Park
24176 Mission Blvd., Hayward

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