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Kenny Loggins took center stage Friday evening during the 25th annual Harborfest celebration as thousands of people descended on Breitbeck park to hear the 64-year old music legend belt out tunes from the 1970s and 1980s.

Loggins ignites Harborfest crowd

Kenny Loggins took center stage Friday evening during the 25th annual Harborfest celebration as thousands of people descended on Breitbeck park to hear the 64-year old music legend belt out tunes from the 1970s and 1980s.

by Carol Thompson

Kenny Loggins took center stage Friday evening during the 25th annual Harborfest celebration as thousands of people descended on Breitbeck park to hear the 64-year old music legend belt out tunes from the 1970s and 1980s.

The opening act for Loggins was his own band, Blue Sky Riders featuring Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr and Loggins. The crowd was not as large for the opening act, however, began to fill in as the time approached for Loggins to take the stage under his own billing.

Loggins continually engaged the audience as he alternated between rock music and softer ballads such as “Return to Pooh Corner.”  His hit song “Footloose” from the movie of the same name, had concert goers on their feet, dancing and clapping. The performance of “Whenever I call you friend” mellowed the audience, many of whom sang along.

Loggins engaged the audience with his hit song “Celebrate Me Home,” having everyone sing the chorus to mimic the sound of his original cut that included gospel singers.

Loggins was popular in the 1970s as he teamed with Jim Messina. As Loggins and Messina, the duo recorded songs such as “Danny’s Song” and “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

Loggins and Messina split in 1976 and Loggins launched a solo career, winning a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal in 1980 for the song “This is it.”

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Kenny Loggins and tribute bands headed to Harborfest

The 25th annual Harborfest, slated for July 26-29, will feature one of the most decorated recording artists over the past four decades, a live broadcast of a television show for the first time, regional and national tribute bands, and jazz and blues performers.

Harborfest 2012 kicks off Thursday with two national tribute bands. Opening up the night on the NRG Oswego Harbor Power Lakeview Stage will be Changes in Latitudes, which is a tribute show to Jimmy Buffett.

Closing out the night on the NRG Lakeview Stage will be Big Shot, a Billy Joel show featuring the vocals and piano of Michael DelGuidice, a well-known and respected Long Island multi-instrumentalist.

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