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July 2, 2008 > Summer concerts at Lake Elizabeth

Summer concerts at Lake Elizabeth

By Mona Shah

Great cities are defined by their skylines...and by their parks. Parks are where people live. They are places where you can let off steam, explore new paths, or just kick back and savor a bit of green amid the hustle-bustle and grit of urban life. With mountains and water close by, Lake Elizabeth is a great city park, allowing easy access to the great outdoors. What better way to enjoy a warm summer evening than with great music in the park?

The immensely popular Central Park Summer Concert series returns on Thursday for the 2008 season on July 10th at 6:30 p.m. Presented by The Saddle Rack, the series will kick-off the season with a country and rock theme. Opening night promises to be a special fun affair for the community as the Saddle Rack barbecue is fired up to provide an a la carte menu for concert-goers.

Beginning with the July 17 concert, "Bistro in the Park" will be selling dinners-to-go at the Senior Center adjacent to the stage. This convenient method of enjoying outdoor concerts with dinner while letting others prepare the meal will be available through August 14. Meals can be pre-ordered the week of each concert at the Fremont Senior Center office, located at 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway or purchased at the concert - $7 for Senior Center members or $9 to the public.

This year, a new concert feature will be added to help parents with young children. Kid's Corral, sponsored by Fremont Swim School, features a bounce house, arts and crafts, and kid-friendly entertainment. Parents can enjoy the concert while their kids are kept engaged and entertained - a win-win situation! Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free evening of music with family and friends. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets or low chairs to sit in the lawn seating area and relax.

The Performance Pavilion is located in Central Park near the Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway. For more information about the Summer Concert Series, please call (510) 494-4327. To view the "Bistro in the Park" menu, visit:

Concerts scheduled for 2008 are:

July 10- Appaloosa (Country/Rock)
July 17- The Fundamentals (R&B)
July 24- Aja-Vu (Steely Dan Tribute)
July 31- The Party Council (Classic Hits)
August 7- The Groove Kings (R&B/ Soul)
August 14- Wild at Heart (Country)

Fremont Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, July 10 - August 14
Performance Pavilion
40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
(510) 494-4327

Bistro in the Park BBQ
Advance Purchase
Mon - Fri
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
4086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
(510) 790-6600

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