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Aspen Meadow Band will host annual tribute to the 1950s and 19660s on Sunday, Aug. 18

COURTESY PHOTO - Members of the Aspen Meadow Band will host a 1950s and 60s inspired event with their annual Summer Finally Got Here concert and car show.

Members of the Aspen Meadow Band are throwing a party that will take people back to another time.

The band's eighth annual Summer Finally Got Here concert and car show, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Aspen Meadow Amphitheater, 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, will highlight the 1950s and 1960s. Members of the musical group will dress in costumes and play songs from the time period.

"It's almost like a scripted musical rather than playing a set of music," said Aspen Meadow Band member Desirae Aamodt, noting that the day features an abundance of dancing and audience interaction. "We don't have any other event like this. There's nothing like the 1950s and 60s. The music is a great way to take you back."

Attendees are encouraged to dress up along with members of the band, who enjoy seeing responses to their costumes.

"It's so fun to see their reactions," Aamodt said. "We get comments like 'I remember wearing a poodle skirt' or 'I remember my girlfriend wearing a poodle skirt.'"

The day will begin with the car show, followed by the concert and then an awards show for the vehicles. The event will include complimentary food throughout the day, including a pancake breakfast.

Categories for the car show include people's choice and decades, and Aamodt noted that it's been fun to watch the car show grow with time.

"Our first year, we had 50 cars, and now we have 300 plus," she said.

Those interested in showing a vehicle in the car show can register at www.summerfinallygothere.com

The concert will feature a variety of songs, ranging from numbers from The Beach Boys and selections from "Grease," with many in between.

"It's fun because even within the 50s and 60s, there's a great variety as well," Aamodt said. "It's a good mix of songs."

Members of the band will dance along to the music, and everyone is encouraged to join in.

Though the event is free, donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be accepted.

Aamodt encouraged anyone interested to join in the fun.

"You're going to leave with a huge smile on your face," she said.


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