Over Time to play the pavilion in John West Park

Rock-and-roll lovers can head to Ocean View’s John West Park this Friday, as local band Over Time will be performing as part of the Town’s annual summer Concerts in the Park.

“We’re hoping for a nice evening,” said Ocean View Town Clerk Donna Schwartz. “This is one of the bands that pulls in a lot of people.”

The concert will be held on Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in John West Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Over Time, an area cover band, plays a variety of tunes, from Elvis to Foo Fighters, that Schwartz said everyone will enjoy.

“This is one of our biggest draws,” said Schwartz. “This concert always has the most attendance, partially because they’re local. They have a lot of friends and family that comes to see them. The whole neighborhood just supports them. Everybody will enjoy this music. It’s a good old-time rock ’n’ roll. They’re a real crowd pleaser.”

During the event, those who attend can purchase hotdogs, sodas and water from Boy Scout Pack 281. There will also be ice cream available for purchase.

“They have very good prices,” noted Schwartz.

She added that the concert tends to bring around 600 people to the park, which includes a playground beloved by many children.

“It is a great place because the kids can come play. A lot of people take advantage of that,” said Schwartz.

Attendees are being encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of comradery and good music.

Last month, the Delmarva Big Band was scheduled to perform in the park, but the event was postponed due to rain. The concert has yet to be rescheduled. The Jean Lenke Band will play on Aug. 10.

The Town hosts one concert each month in the summertime as a way to give back to the community, said Schwartz.

“The Town likes to encourage neighbors to get to know each other. That happens when you have events like this, when people can come together, talk to each other and enjoy themselves.”

For more information about Ocean View’s Concerts in the Park, visit www.oceanviewde.com or call (302) 539-9797. John West Park is located at the intersection of West and Oakwood Avenues. Free parking is available in adjacent municipal parking lots.

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter