Olde Derby Day 2001
Olde Derby Day entertainment set for
Sunday, June 24
Coasters roll into Derby
Derby Green is
the location and June 24 is the date that the Derby Cultural Commission's Olde
Derby Day will feature New England's premier Beatle tribute band "Abbey Road"
and 50's singing group "The Cornell Gunter Coasters" from 3 to 8pm.
Abbey Road, 1997 Hartford Advocate Winner as "Best Tribute Band", does it all
from the British invasion of the mid-sixties, through the psychedelic years, and
into the studio recording years. From their suits and haircuts to their speaking
and stage humor, Abbey Road has produced an incredible re-creation of the "fab
2001 marks the 35th anniversary of the formation of Cornell Gunter's Coasters
out of the ashes of the surprising breakup of the original Coaster group several
months earlier. Featuring such 50's and 60's classics as "Yakety Yak", "Charlie
Brown" and "Poison Ivy", the Cornell Gunter's Coasters are sure to entertain.
"We are very excited with the caliber of entertainment we have for this year's
Olde Derby Day celebration" stated Derby Cultural
Commission Chairman Randy Ritter. "And we are happy to hold the event on the
Derby Green again", Ritter added.
In addition to the entertainment, Olde Derby Day will feature a variety of food
and craft booths on the Derby Green from 3 to 8pm. A limited amount of space is
still available for craft and food vendors. Contact Jennifer Barriga at 732-8554
for more information.
Olde Derby Day is co-sponsored by The Valley Times.
Take a look back to the 2000 Olde
Derby Day festivities.
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