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For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2012

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842



The Miami-Dade Parks 9th Annual Greynolds Park Love-In Returns with the Legendary Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Live in Concert on May 6


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
It's that time of year again, when fans of "Flower Power" put on their bell-bottoms, halter tops, fringed leather vests and love beads for the Greynolds Park Love-In festival and concert.  Now in its 9th year, this signature event presented by Catholic Health Services in partnership with the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Majic 102.7, takes place on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Rock legend Felix Cavaliere's Rascals-whose hits include "Good Lovin'," "Groovin," "People Got to Be Free," and "A Beautiful Morning," will headline the music fest.  The day-long concert will also feature the popular local bands Been There Done That, Swinging Richards, BlackStar, and Orange Sunshine. 

The Love-In will take you back in time, as it pays tribute to the cool era of the 1960s with a day-long concert and groovy festivities and fun for the whole family, including a '60s costume contest, a classic cars display, a kids play zone, arts and crafts, and a delicious variety of food and beverages.

Sponsors of the Love-In include Catholic Health Services, Miami-Dade County District 4 Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Smoke & Spice Fine Catering & Events, TD Bank, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Bud Light and Eagle Brands.

Event admission is free and parking is $10 per car.  Coolers are not permitted. Greynolds Park is located at 18501 NE 22 Ave., North Miami Beach.  For more information: visit Greynolds Love-In or call 305-945-3425.

The rock band, The Rascals, started out as The Young Rascals, an American blue-eyed soul group, active during the years 1965-1972. The band released numerous top ten singles in North America during the mid to late 1960s, including their number one hits "Good Lovin" (1966), "Groovin" (1967), and "People Got to Be Free" (1968). The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2010.

Since its inception in 2004, The Love-In has been held at Greynolds Park, famously known for its sixties peace movement history as the location where Miami's "flower children" staged "love-ins" to protest the Vietnam War.  More than 5,000 visitors attend the event each year.  Previous national artists have included Richie Havens, Chuck Negron, The Spencer Davis Group, Joey Molland's Badfinger, The Guess Who, The Grass Roots, and Jefferson Starship.

About the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and more than 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit Miami-Dade Parks.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade:
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's effort to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.

 


 

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