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The Donna Summer Experience heats up Parkersburg’s Point Park Concert Series

PARKERSBURG – Despite the heat and humidity, around 800 spectators and 40 boaters still came out to the Point Park Amphitheater for The Donna Summer Experience tribute band concert Friday night.

The monthly summer event is put on by the Downtown PKB.

The band started its performance with one of Donna Summer’s most popular songs, “Bad Girls.”

Even though the stage lost power shortly after the show began, the band and its headline singer Rainere Martin continued to play through the short outage, allowing people to relive the disco era.

Wendy Shriver, Downtown PKB executive director, said, “People are excited and looking forward to tonight’s concert; it is going to give people a chance to relive their favorite songs from the disco era.”

“I’ve brought my family to every concert so far this summer; the US Stones were cool, the Kenny Chesney tribute band was neat, but I am really looking forward to seeing this band. I am a huge Donna Summer’s fan,” said Victoria Hentorn of Parkersburg.

Staciey Urbaniak of Parkersburg said that she and her friends were looking forward to the show. She said it was awesome that Downtown PKB put on the concert series.

Dan Faulkner of Vienna said, “We have attended at least twice every summer and myself and my wife, Mary, have enjoyed the concerts.”

The next and final band to perform in the Point Park Concert Series will be the group Panama, a tribute to Van Halen. That concert will be held on Sept. 2 with the the show starting at 8 p.m.

The Point Park Concert Series is paid for through various donations and sponsorships, and is free to the public.

This is the fifth year for the concert series.