OSWEGO, NY – Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will provide a “good times” opening to the 28th annual Oswego Harborfest.
On July 23 the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park will set the mood for the rest of a spectacular weekend as one of the premier free music festivals in the nation kicks off.
Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske said, “Felix is a great way to launch this year’s celebration. I would like to thank Cayuga Community College and C&S Companies for their sponsorship of opening night. This is the first of several major announcements and I think festivalgoers will be very excited with the news coming up involving this year’s festival. There are many exciting acts and events in store for everyone this year. From Thursday night right through Sunday evening there will be plenty of family oriented events and musical performances that will make a great summer weekend experience.”
Felix Cavaliere, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary tour, believes his music has always stood for peace, love and happiness.
The legendary singer songrwriter makes people feel good and his illustrious 50-year career includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame.
Few artists can claim they defined a generation, but Felix continues to remind music fans to keep listening for the world’s beauty.
In early 1965 Felix formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter-manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge.
Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called ‘The Rascals’, the mega hit “Good Lovin” struck number one in February 1966.
They followed suit with a string of hits including “I’ve Been Lonley Too Long,” “Groovin,” “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free.”
The group was considered the best ‘blue eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s as well as one of he groups with the most record sales.
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals are perfect for opening the 28th annual Oswego Harborfest celebration.
Buske said,” Oswego Harborfest is certainly known for its reputation as one of the few admission free music festivals in the nation. It would not be possible to continue this event without the massive support we receive from the city of Oswego, governmental entities, businesses, organizations and individual and family members. If anyone would like to contribute to the support of this fantastic region wide event we can be reached at 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY 13126 or by calling 315-343-6858.”