(Article by Spotlight Central. Photos by Love Imagery)

A crowd of over 7000 music lovers fills the PNC Bank Arts Center amphitheater this sunny Tuesday, May 23, 2023 afternoon for a Sounds of the ’50s & ’60s performance presented by the Garden State Arts Foundation. Starring The Brooklyn Bridge, The Skyliners, Kid Kyle, and Vinnie Medugno, today’s show is the third in a series of free afternoon concerts for New Jersey seniors held at the PNC Bank Arts Center.

GSAF Vice President Ron Gravino takes the stage to thank this afternoon’s audience for coming out. He also thanks concert producer Al Simone, Live Nation Entertainment, the PNC Bank Arts Center production staff, GSAF executive director Cookie Santiago, and Bob O’Brien and the GSAF volunteers for their help in putting on today’s performance.

Gravino introduces emcee Vinnie Medugno, reminding the audience that Medugno can be heard every Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 8pm on NYC’s 77 WABC-AM radio.

Accompanied by The Coda Band — Mary Beth Ryan-Mastropaolo on saxophone, Dennis DiBrizzi on keyboards, Joe DeAngelis on guitar, Paul Page on bass, and Pete Mastropaulo on drums — Medugno takes the stage singing Gene Pitney’s “Town Without Pity.”