They helped make it happen: From left, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, former Village Trustee Bill Iurato, Dick Wells, Leo Kaytes and Mayor Michael Newhard.

On Sunday, Sept. 9., the final free summer concert series at Railroad Green will feature a performance by the Jim Perry Big Band and Dick Wells from 3 to 5 p.m. That date also happens to be the 10th anniversary of the first performance by Dick Wells at what was then the new Village Park on Railroad Avenue. Wells, who is well known locally as a radio personality on WTBQ (1110 AM/99.1 FM), is a longtime professional singer who has performed on Las Vegas stages with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. In addition to singing with the Harry James orchestra, Wells sang with the Sammy Kaye orchestra and has also appeared on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. All of the band arrangements are the work of retired Sgt. Major Jim Perry, former group leader and lead alto saxophonist with the United States Military Academy Band Jazz Knights at West Point. Many of the musicians with the Jim Perry Band are veteran performers who appeared with famous band leaders and entertainers like Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Bob Crosby and Paul Simon. Visitors can relax on the grass at Railroad Green or enjoy refreshments and seating at one of the nearby outdoor restaurants. Bring chairs or blankets. To read the entire article as originally published in the Warwick Advertiser click ===> Here

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