Date(s) & Time(s)::
July 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
Location: Island Park, Springfield
Now in its eighth year as Springfield’s best summertime party, Light of Liberty is a fundraiser featuring music, food, family fun and a fabulous fireworks show set to music and reflected over the scenic Willamette River.
4:00 p.m. Gates Open
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Brooks Robertson
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Mystery Train
7:55 - 8:00 p.m. Star Spangled Banner
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Sha Na Na
10:00 p.m. Spectacular fireworks over the Willamette River
Brooks Robertson – Born in Eugene, Oregon, Robertson doesn't need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers and six strings on a wooden box to carry his listeners away. He utilizes his superb technical abilities to play bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously and merges hauntingly beautiful compositions, country rhythms and jazzy harmonies with funky licks into his very own art form.
Mystery Train – Classic rock-n-roll with an eclectic mix of one-hit wonders. The group is comprised of local residents, including Dan Egan (ED, Springfield Chamber), Murray Petitt (partner, Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness and Wilkinson P.C.), Patrick Melendy (partner, Ackley, Melendy & Kelly LLP), Martin Fisher (partner, Ackley, Melendy & Kelly LLP), Tom Boyatt (transportation manager, City of Springfield Public Works), Phil Connelly (bartender, Marche and King Estates), Curt Masterson (Cumulus Broadcasting), Natasha Boska (visitor services, Springfield Chamber of Commerce) and Kelly Egan (OSU student).
Sha Na Na – Owning one of the most amazing resumes in rock music, Sha Na Na performs a song and dance repertoire of classic fifties rock and roll. They’ve appeared at Woodstock, performed regularly at the Fillmore East, had their own TV variety show and were featured in the movie "Grease.” Over the years, they have truly made vintage rock 'n roll their own!
LOCATION: Island Park in Springfield
Price: $5 in advance, $7 at the gate, FREE for children 5 & under. Advanced tickets available at Springfield Utility Board and Jerry’s Home Improvement Centers. Springfield veterans and the immediate families of active Springfield military are admitted free by picking up tickets in advance at SUB’s main office (immediate family is spouse and children, up to four free tickets). ID is required for the free military tickets.
Benefit: All proceeds benefit Project Share, a fund that helps low- and fixed-income Springfield citizens with wintertime heating emergencies.
Kids' Zone - Activities include face painting, arts and crafts, games, a bounce house, magic and juggling shows, balloon twisting, gymnastic performances, and reptile and amphibian viewings courtesy of the Lane County Herpetological Society.
Food - Several of the area's most popular entrée and sweet-treat vendors.
Drinks - Beverages available in the beer and wine garden for adults age 21 and up.
Parking - Limited handicapped parking will be available near the B street entrance on a first-come basis. Additional parking will be on street.
Park & Ride - A FREE parking shuttle will be available from the Booth-Kelly parking lot in the 200 block of South 5th Street to the event. The shuttle will start at 3:30 pm and go until 11:00 pm, at 15- minute intervals.