Gartenschau sponsors summer night fest

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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The Gartenschau Kaisers-lautern, also known as dinosaur park, will sponsor its annual summer night fest Saturday. The party will begin at 6 p.m. It will feature live music, food and drink specialties, and a light and fire show.

Till Bennewitz, a singer and songwriter from Mainz, who sounds like Bruce Springsteen and looks like Elvis Presley, will start performing rock and pop at 6 p.m. on the open-air stage in Neumuehlepark.

“Our main and most popular act Saturday night will be the regional band Brass Machine,” said Roland Stichler, chief of event and public relations, Gartenschau Kaiserslautern. “This rock, pop and soul cover band starts playing at 8 p.m. It will also celebrate its 16th birthday with a special program during our summer night fest.”

On the stage on Kaiserberg hill, the motto will be, “Smooth jazz meets pop.” At 7 p.m., Elmar Federkeil and his band will present pop, funk and rhythm ‘n’ blues in the smooth jazz style. They will play world hits such as “Simply the Best,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Stand by Me.”

Children can enjoy some time on the adventure playgrounds and admire the dinosaurs.

Culinary and drinking specialties will be available.

“To close out our fest, we offer a spectacular light show, which is presented very rarely in Germany,” Stichler said. “Metamorphosys of Lights,” is scheduled to take place at 10:45 p.m. on the open-air stage. The show will include fireworks, pyrotechnics and light effects.

“Chris Fritsch, an artist from Frankfurt, and his team will create an unforgettable highlight of the event,” Stichler said.

Tickets cost €7 for adults and €5 for youth. Children 6 to 16 years old pay €3. The family ticket for two adults and all own children is €17.

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