Full Weekend of Activities Planned For The Medford Cruise

The 60s rock band The Lovin' Spoonful will be in concert tonight at Hawthorne Park. The show, part of Medford's 27th annual Medford Cruise, will start at dusk. The Lovin’ Spoonful had a string of hits, including “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream,” “You didn’t Have to be So Nice,” “Nashville Cats,” and the well-known “Summer in the City.” The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Opening will be The Duquanes of Santa Barbara performing a variety of music from the 50s and 60s. Friday afternoon and evening is the Shelby Cobra time trials with $25 rides for spectators from noon to 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Sports Park, the free Mopar & All Makes/Years Show ’N Shine at Hawthorne Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the Stoplight Drags for 1972 and older cars at 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Sports Park ($10 entrance). Saturday’s events include the free 1972 & Older Show ‘N Shine, 10 to 4 p.m. at Hawthorne Park, the Stoplight Drags for any year, make or model car at 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Sports Park ($10 entrance), the free Downtown Medford Cruise beginning at 5 p.m., and the free Movie in the Park: Grease, starting at dusk in Hawthorne Park. Sunday’s free Unlimited Show ‘N Shine from 11 to 3 p.m. in Hawthorne Park will close out the 2013 Medford Cruise. The Medford Cruise benefits youth programs throughout Southern Oregon. In 27 years, it has raised more than $322,000 for charitable causes within the community such as Kids Unlimited, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley and the Medford Parks Foundation Partnership with the Greater Medford Rotary.

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