Lakewood OH

Liberty Fest attempting to break sunglass world record

By Kevin Kelley


No matter the weather, bring your sunglasses to Crocker Park Sunday night for the Cleveland Pops concert.

Organizers of Liberty Fest, Crocker Park’s annual Independence Day festival, hope to set a new Guinness Book of World Records benchmark for the number of people wearing sunglasses at night. The unusual fashion statement was made popular by Canadian singer Corey Hart, who wrote a 1984 pop hit entitled “Sunglasses at Night.”

A fireworks show will follow the Cleveland Pops concert, which begins at 8:30 p.m.

During a patriotic military tribute ceremony that begins at 7 p.m., wounded veteran Josh Sommers, of Ashland, will be presented with a specialized wheelchair. The 25-year-old Army corporal was critically injured by a roadside bomb two years ago while serving in Afghanistan. The explosion left him with a traumatic brain injury, resulting in a significant loss of hearing and vision and partial paralysis.

At 4:30 p.m., Jersey Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will perform at the Liberty Fest stage, located between Brio Tuscan Grille and Barnes & Noble.



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