Free “indoor” concerts at “Woodland Park” presents- “Oscar and the Majestics” in concert on June 26th

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Published on June 20, 2018 with No Comments

Get ready to rock n’ roll in Portage, where the fabulous “Oscar and The Majestics” will perform on Tuesday, June 26th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Oakwood Grand Hall in Woodland Park.  It’s all part of the Portage 2018 Summer Music Series of Tuesday evening free concerts at Woodland Park, June through August. Woodland Park is located just south of US 20 in Portage, at 2100 Willowcreek Road (from US 20 & 149, 1/4 mile east to light, 1/4 mile south to park entrance). Seating is provided and music concert is open to the public.

Recognized internationally as the original Chicago/Northwest Indiana “Garage Rock” band of the 60′s era, “Oscar and the Majestics” has shared the stage with legendary Chuck Berry, The Temptations, and The Dells, among others. “Rock ‘n’ roll is something that just stays with you. It never goes away and it certainly hasn’t for us,” notes Gary-born Oscar Hamod, guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter, and namesake of the four-member band.  Also in the band, Walt Jachimczak, on drums; Mike Dahlgren, bass guitar and vocals; and, Julie Jachimczak, on keyboard, percussion, and backing vocals. Today the band’s impressive set list includes their own hits, such as “Jackie, Jackie” and “Come On Willie,” as well as rave-review covers of a variety of classics, from 60′s rock, through 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, and into the 2000′s songs.  Moreover, the band’s large repertoire includes the music of The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, The Beatles, The Who, Santana, The Eagles, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Buffet, Steve Miller, as well as some blues and country rock.

In addition to enjoying great musical entertainment, concert-goers may purchase food and drink provided by Clancy’s, and a cash bar will also be on the premises. Adding even more to the fun, there’s plenty of dance-floor room for young and old to show off their moves.

Donations of non-perishable food, personal items, and paper products for the Portage Food Pantry and Gabriel’s Horn Women’s Homeless Shelter are welcomed for collection at every concert, but are not required.

For more information about the Portage 2018 Summer Music Series, contact: the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce at 219-762-3300; Portage Parks and Recreation at 219-762-1675; Terry Hardin at 219-762-5025, or visit the PTLEA website at www.portagemusic.com.

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