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Posted on: July 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 2016 WimBash Beach Festival slated for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13

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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2016 — The 2016 WimBash Beach Festival will feature members of Grammy-winning band Living Colour and other monsters of rock.

The benefit concert, held rain or shine, is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in Old Grove Park.

For the official lineup, click on WimBash Beach Festival below.

Band time slots are forthcoming.

For the second straight year, the 8 ½-hour festival, presented by Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish, will showcase the musical chops of the WimBash All-Star Band.

The All-Stars, composed of a passel of rock royalty, will perform a fist-pumping selection of rollicking rockers and a treasure-trove of funky nuggets that chronicle the annals of rock ’n’ roll.

The WimBash Music Festival Series, a charity founded by Wimbish that includes the festival and related fundraising events, has collected $10,000 to date for the West Haven school district’s music program.

The Hartford native organized West Haven’s first WimBash Beach Festival last August and donated the $7,000 proceeds to the music program, which recently paid for new instruments at Carrigan Intermediate School.

This year’s festival will once again spotlight a beer garden and a convoy of locally owned food and dessert trucks along Palace Street.

Stay here for more details.

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