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For Immediate Release:
April 03, 2013
Media Contact:
Edith Torres
etorres@miamidade.gov
305-755-7862

Celebrate the Era of the 60s, 70s, and 80s at the Magic 102.7 10th Annual Love-In Party in the Park at Greynolds Park

Featuring Two National Acts – Grand Funk Railroad and Mike Pinera’s Blues Image, Sunday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tickets on Sale Now!


Join Magic 102.7, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and Miami-Dade Parks at the 10th Annual Love-In Party in the Park, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Greynolds Park, 18500 NE 22nd Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL.  Love-In Party in the Park celebrates 10 years of the famed Greynolds Love-In, a 1960s-themed event which began for the 75th anniversary of the Miami-Dade County Parks system, bringing legendary national bands to perform at the park year after year since its inception.  Presented by Catholic Health Services and Firehouse Subs, the new Love-In Party in the Park will celebrate the era of the 60s, 70s and 80s with a full day of live concerts and fun for all generations.

Headlining the birthday bash will be Grand Funk Railroad, best known for their mega-hits We're an American Band, I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home, Locomotion, and Some Kind of Wonderful, and Mike Pinera's Blues Image, one of the first bands ever to play at Greynolds Park back in 1968 and making a return this year for this special event, performing some of the greatest classic rock hits of the 60's and 70s, including their number one hit Ride Captain Ride.  Also performing will be popular local bands Blackstar and The Swinging Richards rounding out a full day of live performances.

The fun continues with event-goers participating in the event's first-ever videotaping of the Harlem Shake on the Mound, led by Magic's very own Mindy Lang.  Folks can also enter the 60s, 70s and 80s costume contest where Madonna look-alikes or disco queens can strut their stuff alongside bell bottoms and tie-dyed outfits, peruse vintage cars on display, or chill out at the Island Squeeze-sponsored Tiki Zone with margaritas, daiquiris and piña coladas celebrating Cinco de Mayo in style. 

Other event features include a special VIP staging area; hula hoop contest; numerous arts & crafts, jewelry and food vendors; and an expanded kids zone where children can take part in various activities including arts & crafts projects, tie-dying, wood works sponsored by Home Depot, face painting, hair braiding, bounce houses, and lots more. 

"This event first began as a one-time-only special event to celebrate Miami-Dade Parks' 75th anniversary.  I'm so excited to see that 10 years later, with the help of Magic 102.7 and our loyal sponsors, the event is still going strong and becoming one of South Florida's most anticipated annual events," said Jack Kardys, Director of Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.  "We're glad to be able to bring affordable, quality family-friendly events such as this to the residents of Miami-Dade County," he added.

"Wow, 10 years of family fun in the sun with the Love In Party in the Park. This event is so important to everyone at Magic 102.7 and our sponsors Catholic Health Services, Firehouse Subs and Army Navy Outdoor because it brings together 8,000 people to one of South Florida's most beautiful parks," said Von Freeman, Director of Marketing for Magic 102.7.  "We promote concerts every day on Magic and we know it's extremely rare to see two huge national recording acts like Grand Funk Railroad and Mike Pinera's Blues Image on one stage, in one day for such a low ticket price. Simply Awesome.  See you there!"

Tickets go on sale April 1 at the event website www.miamipartyinthepark.com.  General admission tickets are $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door.  Children 12 and under are free.  VIP tickets are $45 advance purchase, $50 at the door, and include preferred parking, prime concert viewing under a tent, unlimited beer between 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., sporadic food tastings throughout the day, and preferred access to comfort station restrooms.

The 10th Annual Love-In Party in the Park, presented by Catholic Health Services and Firehouse Subs, is sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, AT&T, Smoke & Spice, and Army/Navy Outdoor.  Hosted by Magic 102.7 with support from 790AM The Ticket and 101.5 Lite FM, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.miamipartyinthepark.com.

About the Miami-Dade County 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 County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts 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.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.

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