Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

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New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF

The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change.

The high-energy band Pocket Change performs Motown sounds and a lot more during the Sept. 24 concert at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach. Saturday’s event was the last of this year’s Midtown Motown events. (PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

The high-energy band Pocket Change performs Motown sounds and a lot more during the Sept. 24 concert at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach. Saturday’s event was the last of this year’s Midtown Motown events.
(PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

The Florida-based band is popular for its Motwn, funk, R&B, soul and dance music.

160929_dt_front03bOver the summer, hundreds of local residents showed up to enjoy evenings of free entertainment at Midtown Motown, a new monthly concert series held at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center.

The family event in Daytona Beach was scheduled one Saturday each month starting in April.
Summer performers included The Love Band, Bartee, Linda Cole, and tribute bands.

“The venue was chosen for its convenience, parking, proximity to the Midtown CEC and opportunity for our children to be able to use the pool and recreational facilities during the event, Helen Riger, Daytona Beach’s Cultural Services and Community Events director, said early in the series.

The pool was opened during the concert and there were children’s activities, food and drink vendors and community booth displays.

The summer series was sponsored by Pepsi, City of Daytona Beach, Metro PCS, 99.5 the LOV, and the Southern Stone Event Group.

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