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Posted on: July 28, 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 showcase members of Grammy-winning band Living Colour, the Billy Joel Band and other superstars of rock.

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

To read the official news release, click on WimBash Beach Festival below.

The 8 ½-hour festival, presented by Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish and Nova Sound Studios, will spotlight the musical chops of Mark Rivera’s ’67 Chevy: A Tribute to the Kings of Rock ’n’ Soul Music featuring Wimbish and Living Colour frontman Corey Glover. Rivera is Billy Joel's longtime saxophonist.

The all-ages, family-friendly event is being sponsored in concert with Mayor Edward M. O’Brien and the city, The Rock House School of Music and Z’s Corner Cafe.

An all-star lineup of internationally acclaimed musicians and bands old and young, including Brooklyn, New York’s teen metal stars Unlocking the Truth, 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.

This year's festival will once again benefit the music program, along with the West Haven Community House.

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 include two stages and a DJ, as well as a beer garden and a convoy of locally owned food and dessert trucks along Palace Street. WimBash T-shirts will be sold, and there will also be raffles and giveaways.

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