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Constellation Energy Nuclear Group Returns as Friday Night Sponsor Oswego, N.Y. - Barenaked Ladies, one of Canada's most popular alternative rock bands will headline Harborfest 2011. BNL, formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, is best known for their hit singles "One Week," "The Old Apartment," "Pinch Me," "If I Had $1,000,000" and "Brian Wilson." BNL have won multiple Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammy Awards, and have been twice nominated for Grammy Awards. Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, a long time supporter of Harborfest will sponsor the Friday, July 29 concert on the Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park beginning at approximately 9. "On the heels of last year's extraordinary lineup, this year's music is promising to at least equal the quality of last year, if not surpass it," said Harborfest Executive Director Tom Van Schaack. "We are pleased that Constellation Energy Nuclear Group has stepped up to the plate to sponsor this featured Harborfest event and we can't thank them enough for their continued support of Harborfest." Barenaked Ladies are known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style. Their live shows are known for humorous banter between songs and improvised rap/songs, both on which are staples at virtually every concert. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart. "Constellation Energy Nuclear Group and the employees at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station are proud to join Harborfest in bringing Central New York a wonderful evening of entertainment," said Sam Belcher, vice president, Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station. "We are fortunate to operate Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in a community that has long supported nuclear power. Sponsoring the Friday Night Concert is one of the ways we can give back to the community and play a role in bringing people into our city." Barenaked Ladies American breakthrough came with the 1998 release of "Stunt," buoyed by "One Week," which spent one week at number one on the storied Billboard Hot 100. BNL first Grammy nomination came in 1999 for "One Week" in the Pop Performance by a Duo or Group category, but lost out to Brian Setzer's "Jump, Jive an' Wail." The band was nominated again in 2001 for "Pinch Me," again in the Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, but lost to Steely Dan's "Cousin Dupree." In all, Barenaked Ladies have captured seven Juno Awards, presented annually by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, two Billboard Music Awards and secured two Grammy nominations, one World Music Award and one MTV Video Music Award. Harborfest 2011 is scheduled for July 28-31.