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Concerts in the Park series to pay homage to ABBA this Sunday

Summer concerts continue this weekend at Sea Terrace Community Park with throwbacks to the 50s, 60s and 70s. Headliner ABBAFAB pays tribute to the Swedish pop crooners of “Dancing Queen.”

By Andrea Papagianis

Female powerhouses will take the stage Sunday at Sea Terrace Community Park belting out hits from decades gone by, in the sixth week of city’s free summer concerts series.

All-gal singing and dancing group, The Wonderelles, is set to open the show with tributes to the bobby sock-wearing teeny boppers of the 1950s and 1960s. Backed by a male band, the ladies are set to perform hits from the likes of Martha & The Vandellas, Dionne Warwick, Leslie Gore and many more.

Continuing the throwback performances, headliners ABBA FAB will transport the crowd back to the polyester and platform wearing days of disco with a tribute performance to Swedish pop-sensation ABBA. From early hits like “Waterloo” to the musical theatre adaptations in Mamma Mia, ABBA FAB plays the glam-pop hits that have kept audiences dancing for decades.

Cost: Free

When: Each Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., now through August 25

Where: Sea Terrace Community Park, at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Road

Parking: The city will offer free shuttle service from Dana Hills High School, located at 33333 Golden Lantern. Parking is also available across PCH at the parking lot on Ritz Carlton Drive with access to Salt Creek Beach. Cost to park in the lot is $1 an hour.

Remaining Line-up: On August 18, Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads celebrate the laidback, island music of Jimmy Buffet with opening band The Eliminators highlighting Southern California surf culture with tunes from the ’60s. The final summer concert on August 25 sees the south Orange County-based DC Babylon and the Hanging Gardens Band open for the L.A.vation tribute to Bono and The Edge, with hits from U2 like “Elevation,” which the band pulls its name from, and “With or Without You.”


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