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June 18, 2002

Summer concert series starts with success

The annual "Pops in the Park" summer concert series kicked off with a bang last Saturday when nearly 1,000 people turned out at Bertha Henschel Park for the Bill Rase Band. The free concert series is co-sponsored by California State University, Sacramento.

Future concerts include the Tom Rigney Band with Flambeau at Glen Hall Park located on Sanburg Drive in East Sacramento on June 22; Funkengruven will be featured at CSUS located at 6000 J Street on June 29; The New Originals will perform at East Portal Park, located on the corner of 51st and M streets, July 13; and the series with conclude with a performance by Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers at McKinley Park located on Alhambra Blvd. on July 20.

All concerts start at 6 p.m. and proceeds from food and drink purchases will go towards enhancement projects in East Sacramento neighborhood parks.

A silent auction befitting the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce will be held at the July 20 concert.

For more information call (916) 264-5240. For additional media assistance contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156..


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