It’s a shame the Beatles will never be reunited, but if they were, you can be sure they’d find their way to Hot August Nights at the entrance to Half Moon Bay on the east end of Oswego Lake this Saturday, August 10, with DJ music starting at 5:30 p.m., concert at 6:30 p.m. Here’s why.
- The Beatles were known for singing, “Please Please Me” and that’s exactly what the featured band, The Beatniks, aims to do. Using vintage instruments, they replicate the tunes that made female baby boomers swoon and strike a chord with young audiences as well. In fact they are back by popular demand after last year’s show. Their repertoire includes not just Beatles hits but other favorites from memory lane like the Stones’ “Get Off My Cloud” and “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks. It’s enough to make you want to dance and thanks to a floating dance floor, you can!
- They wanted everyone to “Come Together,” and this event makes that happen. The Lake Oswego Corporation estimates between 200-250 boats pull up to hear the music. There are close to 125 “spaces” available for boats to tie on to each other on a first come, first served basis. Other boaters drop anchor. The Lake Corporation encourages residents to “buddy boat,” if possible.
- They were known to call for Help! and help is on the way during the concert for boaters who need to relieve themselves. When nature calls, party-goers just need to wave their orange safety flag and a water taxi will wind its way through the boats to escort them to a floating porta potty. Return transportation is provided.
- The Beatles loved feeling “Glad All Over” which is how you might describe the audience. Hot summer night, live music, and a beautiful lake setting provide a perfect excuse for Lake Oswegans to party and they make the most of it. The Beatles would be proud.
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