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Nerds Gone Wild is the headliner tonight at Memorial Park

The Festivals and Events Department of the city of Dunkirk announces the last week of summer entertainment on the shores of Lake Erie.

The final concert in the Music on the Pier summer concert series will take place tonight at 5:25 p.m. at Memorial Park sponsored by Nestlé Purina. The opening band is Yachtfathers followed by popular headliner Nerds Gone Wild.

Dunkirk’s summer event season is sponsored by platinum-level donors DFT Communications and Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. National Grid is the overall stage sponsor while Advanced Production Group is the stage and sound provider.

The Yachtfathers are Western New York’s first tribute to yacht rock, playing the best of AM Gold and soft rock hits from the 70s and 80s.

Nerds Gone Wild are Western New York’s premier party band and an award-winning 80s show, playing your favorite new wave hits and 80s classics!

A tent, donated by G&E Tents, will be available to National Walleye Tour anglers and their guests to enjoy the concert in the park.

Friday night for Music on the Boardwalk sponsored by the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Footsteps will take the stage for the final performance on the boardwalk this summer.

Off the Hook, a seafood restaurant on Dunkirk’s promenade, will host a Lobster Fest event on Saturday August 29 starting at noon at Memorial Park. Musical performances will be provided by Krossbones (2 p.m.), For The People (5:15 p.m.) and Autumnwood (8 p.m.). Meal tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting Off the Hook.

The back-to-school party is scheduled for Monday, August 29 from 4-7 p.m. (with a rain date of August 31) at Point Gratiot. The event is presented by the City of Dunkirk, Dunkirk Public Schools and United Way of Northern Chautauqua County and sponsored by National Grid, DFT Communications, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Wal-Mart, Dunkirk/Fredonia Rotary Club and Refresco. Marty’s Bubblegum Machine will be on hand to provide tunes and entertainment for children.

Pancho Billa school bags loaded with school supplies will be given to the first 300 children registered this afternoon. A free scavenger hunt to draw a children’s bike donated by Walmart will also take place. Marty’s Bubblegum Machine will provide entertainment in addition to a bouncy house and a balloon-twisting clown. Hot dogs, refreshments and snacks will be served free of charge.

For more information on becoming a sponsor of next year’s festivals in Dunkirk, call Ryan Hall (716) 366-9886 or email [email protected]



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Jennifer R. Strohm