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Gruff Rhys (music group)

Hampden: The more options for neighborhood entertainment in Hampden, the better

Hampden Hi-Fi wrapped up its Roosevelt Park outdoor concert series last Friday, July 27, with what looked to be one of the biggest crowds of its eight-week run, despite the heat.

And while nothing official has been announced, here's hoping organizers bring it back again next year, as everyone I spoke to who attended all of the concerts enjoyed the series.

It's a great opportunity for neighbors to get together, hang out outside, have a couple drinks and hear some tunes.

After all, the more options for music and live entertainment we have in the neighborhood, the more fun Hampden is. In fact, when Forbes magazine recently ranked America's top 20 "coolest cities,"...