Love Dogs close out Summer Concert Series tonight, 6pm!

The Horn Pond Summer Concert Series will conclude tonight, Friday, August 19, with The Love Dogs, a local swing band, sponsored by Salem Five Bank. The concert will take place from 6 to 8 pm at Horn Pond, along the flat grassy area of Sturgis Street, otherwise known as Ice House Park.

Based out of Boston and voted "Best New England Band" by Blues Audience magazine, the Dogs are part Rat Pack party, part 20th century musical encyclopedia, and part revival meeting. The New York Post says "Even though the music could make Leonardo's David dance, it's the songwriting that separates these dogs from the rest of the pack" and Blues Review agrees "If there were a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America." Scheer sums it up by saying "If this band doesn't put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead."

"It's important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don't know what we're gonna do next." says lead vocalist and songwriter Eddie "Duato" Scheer, a former sideman of R&B legend Johnny Adams. "We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh. When a crowd can see that, it becomes contagious. Pretty soon they're giving us back as much energy as we're putting out, and the whole thing keeps escalating. We call it the 'tribal love vibe'".

With generous support from local businesses and donors, the Concert Series is free to the public.