1969 State Battle of the Bands Photos Finally Found!

It took 12 years after Franklin Park reunited, but we finally found some very old photos of Franklin Park's performance at the State Battle of the Bands, held at Muskegon's LC Walker Arena in May, 1969.  As these photos illustrate…

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Holland Kollen Park July 1, 2022 Show Confirmed!

The guys were excited to learn yesterday that our 1960s music show is confirmed at Holland's beautiful Kollen Park, on the shores of Lake Macatawa.  The great music of the 60s got the 800-person crowd off their chairs, on their…

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Great 2022 News X 2 !

Franklin Park was very excited to learn, on the same day (!), that both Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and historic Lake Superior Theater have confirmed Franklin Park shows for August, 2022.  

See and hear our great 60s…

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Lake Superior Theatre--What A Great Audience!

Franklin Park's last performance of Summer 2021 was very fun.  Lake Superior Theatre, on the harbor in Marquette, is a historic boathouse converted each summer for summer stock stage plays and for the first time ever, a rock and roll…

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Holland Kollen Park Show!

The band returned to its roots, Holland, MI, for a show at beautiful Kollen Park on Lake Macatawa, before a big crowd that stayed to the end.  Much fun for an oldies band to return to a park that was…

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Show 2021

Franklin Park performed in front of an enthusiastic audience of 1,751 live, in-person (!) people on July 13 as part of the Frederik Meijer Gardens  & Sculpture Park's Tuesday Evening Music Club series.  It was great experience to be able…

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May Rehearsal A Success and Greatly Energized

As a seasonal band, Franklin Park is always eager to again reunite each Spring to start its new season of 60s rock 'n' roll.  The band's 2-day May rehearsal in Holland was a great success, greatly energized by the news…

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Fall Rehearsals and Summer 2021 Show Dates

We were very pleased to get together in both October and December for garage band socially-distanced open air rehearsals.  (December rehearsal was a relatively "balmy", for December, 40 degrees).  

We are very, very pleased that both Frederik Meijer Gardens…

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No 2020 FP Shows (But Great June Rehearsal Weekend)

COVID-19 ended up cancelling all three of Franklin Park's gigs, with yesterday's announcement from Meijer Gardens that a planned delayed Tuesday Evening Music Club series would be cancelled instead because outdoor crowd size limits in MI remain at 100 persons.

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April Rehearsal Cancelled

As a seasonal band, Franklin Park greatly looks forward to getting together to start its new season in April after the winter hiatus.  Musical "rust' shaken off, new songs played and perfected, and great meals and camaraderie for a bunch…

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Winter Hiatus (Again)

Franklin Park is a seasonal band, playing all of its gigs in the summer.  Long distance commutes and winter weather keep drummer Tom and vocalist Bernie away from winter "string section" rehearsals and make scheduling gigs impossible.  

See you…

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Franklin Park Returns to Site of Last Show in 1969

Franklin Park was excited to join its HHS69 classmates at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club in Holland for their 50-year reunion on September 7.  Adding to the excitement was the MBYC was the last gig in 1969 before the guys…

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