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August 8, 2013

50's Festival

NEWBURYPORT, MA — Summer nights, classic cars and a doo wop concert come together to create a fabulous 50’s festival in downtown Newburyport on Thurs., August 15, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The rain date is August 22.

Now in its second year, Cruisin’ the 50’s plans to build on the momentum of its inaugural event, which drew almost 6,000 residents and visitors. WNBP will be broadcasting live on the air, and local restaurants, shops and historic sites will feature special deals and pricing for attendees. The event wraps up with dancing and a free outdoor concert on Market Square by local favorites Billy D and the Rock-its.

Visitors can browse the 150 classic cars parked along both sides of Newburyport’s State, Pleasant and Inn Streets, which will be open for pedestrian traffic only during the event. “For nearly a year, we have been hand-selecting only the finest quality cars from throughout New England. The downtown Newburyport Cruisin’ the 50’s car show represents the best of the 1940’s through 1960’s American vehicles,” said Wes Pettengill, curator of this and other classic car events in New England, as well as host of WNBP Radio’s “Calling All Cars” program. He noted that many of these show cars will only attend this one event all year.

For more information about Cruisin’ the 50s, please visit and

Please note: Classic car participation is by invitation and pre-registration only. For participant information, contact car coordinator Wes Pettengill at 978-465-3140.

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