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Rye Playland Draws Top Names For Weekend Concerts

Rye Playland hosts concerts with top artists Hot Chelle Rae and Bridgit Mendler and the RunAround Tour.
Rye Playland hosts concerts with top artists Hot Chelle Rae and Bridgit Mendler and the RunAround Tour. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

RYE, N.Y. -- Rye Playland is hosting two concerts this weekend with Billboard top artists Hot Chelle Rae on and Bridgit Mendler and the RunAround Tour.

Hot Chelle Rae will be live in concert at Playland's Music Tower Stage on Friday, July 25, starting at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Bridgit Mendler and the RunAround Tour take the stage Sunday, July 27, from 4-9 p.m.

All three members of Hot Chelle Rae -- vocalist Ryan Keith Follese, guitarist Nash Overstreet and drummer Jamie Follese -- were raised by Nashville songwriters. The band’s 2011 album, “Whatever,” featured two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles, including the top 10 hit “Tonight Tonight.” Hot Chelle Rae’s recently released single, “Don’t Say Goodnight,” is charting as the band tours this summer.

Bridgit Mendler, is a singer-songwriter best-known for her acting roles in the Disney Channel’s original series “Good Luck Charlie” and original movie “Lemonade Mouth,” which featured her vocals on two soundtrack singles that charted the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. She also charted with her debut single “Ready or Not,” and her latest single, “Hurricane,” has been certified gold in the U.S. She will be joined by Jacob Whitesides, Before You Exit, Spencer Sutherland, Nick Tangorra and other pop acts at Playland.

Concerts are free with Playland Park admission for standing room only or lawn seating. Limited reserved seating is still available through and or at the park on the days of each show. Other VIP packages are available.

Parking is $10 per car on concert days. Playland's rides will be open from noon until midnight Friday and until 11 p.m. Sunday.

Summer fun continues at Playland with International Friendship Day on Sunday, Aug. 3, and with Superhero Day featuring Marvel's Avengers and Spider-man on Sunday, Aug. 10.

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