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Free Bowling For Soup Concert at Playland

August 9, 2005

The Grammy-nominated band Bowling for Soup closes this season’s Playland’s Free Concert Series at the Music Tower Theater on Thursday, August 25. The show begins promptly at 8 p.m.

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis; bring folding chairs and blankets for seating on the lawn. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early while parking is $5.

The Texas-based foursome gained popularity in 2003 when they were nominated for a Grammy Award for their song “Girl All the Bad Guys Want.” More recently they have been hitting the charts with “1985,” a song about Debbie an “uncool” suburban housewife, who still longs for Duran Duran, the “Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink.”

On concert night visitors can take advantage of super summer savings on Playland rides with a Concert Series Special from 8 p.m. until closing. During this time, riders will get more for their money. Ride savings are as follows: A $32 value for $20 – Eight additional points when purchasing a 24-point Fun Card; a $48 value for $28 – Twelve additional points when purchasing a 36-point Fun Card; a $56 value for $28 – offered to County Park Pass holders who receive twenty additional points when purchasing a 36-point Fun Card. Maximum of four offers per visitor during each evening.

Playland is a Westchester County Park. It is known as America’s first totally planned amusement park and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The park’s original art deco structures have been preserved, as are the park’s seven original rides that are still enjoyed by visitors today.

Playland can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95), Playland Parkway exit 19. For more information, call 914-813-7000 or visit


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