May 10, 2005

“Pops” goes the fun:
concert series stops by campus

Along with barbeques and swimming, the annual “Pops in the Park” concert series is a Sacramento summertime staple. The free evening concert series, now in its 15th year, features a string of bands. All shows are set for 6 p.m., June 4 to July 9, with popular band Funkengruven playing at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 18 in Sacramento State’s Library Quad.

Funkengruven is a homage to the music of the 1970s. The band’s funky fashion sense and dynamic stage presence has made it an area favorite, winning the Sacramento Music “Sammie” Award for “Best R&B Band” in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Funkengruven was also inducted into Sammies’ Hall of Fame in 2002.

Other acts to perform at various locations around Sacramento will be three-time Sammie award-winners Bucho!, country-western band the California Cowboys, big band act the Bill Rase Orchestra and San Francisco party band The Pulsators. A full schedule for the series is available at (916) 808-5240.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at all concerts and vendors include Burr’s Fountain, Sacramento Catering, Bogle Vineyards and Gordon Biersch. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to beautification projects at area parks.

The series is co-sponsored by Sacramento State, city councilman Steve Cohn, Blue Diamond Almond Growers, Capital Power Credit Union, East Sacramento Chamber of Congress, Lumen’s Light and Living, and Sutter Health.

For more information, contact (916) 808-5240. For media assistance, contact Sacramento State public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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