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June 15, 2001

Summer Concerts Sizzle
At Sacramento's Parks

Keep cool this summer with the hot sounds of local bands at the free annual "Pops in Park" evening concert series June 16, July 21, Aug. 4 and 18.

Innersoul - a seven-piece band with a reputation for delivering the best in old school R&B, soul, Latin and funk music - will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 16 at East Portal Park located at 51st and M streets. KRCA channel 3 news anchor Kelly Brothers will emcee the concert.

Funkengruven - a musical organization dedicated to the preservation of classic American soul, funk and R&B music from the 1970s - will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at McKinley Park located at 33rd and H streets. KCRA channel 3 news anchors Lois Hart and Dave Walker will emcee the concert and the there will be an East Sacramento Chamber auction from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tom Rigney and Flambeau - a popular band from the San Francisco Bay Area that plays a blend of original and traditional Cajun dance music - will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at the CSUS main quad. 100.5 The Zone radio disc jockey Marshall Phillips will emcee the concert.

All Family Boys and the All Family Band - a local band that plays contemporary favorites - will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Glen Hall Park located at Sandburg and Carlson drives. City councilman Steve Cohn will emcee the concert.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at all concerts and vendors include Burr's Fountain, the Italian Importing Store, the Kiwanis Club, the Limelight Café, Manhattan Bagel, Lovotti Brothers and Gordon Biersch. A percentage of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will benefit beautification projects at area parks.

The concert series is co-sponsored by California State University, Sacramento, city councilman Steve Cohn, the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, East Sacramento News, Raley's and Bel Air, Regional Transit, Sutter Health, Arco, Bank of America, Blue Diamond Almonds, Gatejen Real Estate, Mercy General Hospital; as well as the River Park, Boulevard Park, East Sacramento, Marshall School and McKinley neighborhood associations.

For information about the concerts call (916) 264-5240. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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