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Lakeside and Midnight Star to headline Family Unity in the Park

Councilman Zack Reed’s annual Mt. Pleasant event features free performances, community resources & fireworks display

7/26/2013, 3:46 p.m.
Family Unity in the Park will be held in Luke Easter Park, 3090 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

CLEVELAND – Councilman Zack Reed’s 10th Annual Family Unity in the Park returns to Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, July 27. The free, daylong celebration features national music acts, local entertainment and direct access to a number of community organizations. This year’s headlining acts include the original Lakeside, Midnight Star and Cleveland’s own Dazz Band.

Family Unity in the Park begins at noon in historic Luke Easter Park (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Dickens Avenue in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood) and concludes at 9 p.m. with Councilman Reed’s annual fireworks show – one of the largest of its kind citywide. This year will also feature a free kids zone with a variety of activities and entertainment.

“Each year more than 20,000 people attended Family Unity in the Park and it continues to grow bigger and better every summer,” said Councilman Reed. “This community event in Ward 2 draws music lovers from across Northeast Ohio to enjoy national, regional and local acts. It provides a safe, family-friendly environment and showcases all the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood has to offer.”

National and local musical guests performing during Family Unity in the Park include Lakeside, Midnight Star, Dazz Band, Choklate, Hubbs Groove, Bettye LaVette, Ronnie Laws and Tom Browne.

The following organizations will be at Family Unity in the Park with information and resources for guests: Cleveland Clinic – health screenings; Cleveland Public Power – energy tips; Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District – rate information; Cleveland Division of Water - storm water management and other clear water issues; City of Cleveland Division of Waste Collection – waste collection and recycling; Cuyahoga County Board of Election – voter registration and election information; and Cleveland Metropolitan School District – school enrollment information.

For more information visit http://www.thefamilyunityinthepark.com.