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July 1, 2009 > Let the music begin

Let the music begin

By Mona Shah

Hey, music lovers - your summer is officially booked!

Summertime means sunshine and cloudless skies, when leisure activities move outside. Spending a summer evening under a starry sky is one of the pleasures of summer in the West, especially when warm days dissolve into clear, balmy nights. So, pack up your lawn chairs and blankets and head to Fremont's Central Park as it's popular Summer Concert Series returns with a better than ever lineup of bands.

All concerts are held in the Central Park Performance Pavilion on Thursdays, free and open to the public. As a special opening night treat on July 9, The Saddle Rack barbecue will be sizzling to provide an a la carte menu for concert-goers.

If you would prefer not to cook or pack a picnic dinner, for the rest of the concerts, Bistro in the Park will be selling dinners to go at the Senior Center from July 16 through August 13. Meals can be pre-ordered the week of each concert at the Fremont Senior Center Office (40000 Paseo Padre Parkway) or purchased at the concert. Meals are $7 for Senior Center members or $9 for the public. Dinner will be served hot off the grill from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Concerts are presented by The Saddle Rack. Also featured at the concerts is the Kids' Corral, including a bounce house, arts and crafts, and a kid-friendly environment, sponsored by the American Swim Academy. Parking lots near the concert venue fill up by 6 pm, so plan to arrive early if you want a good parking spot.


Concert Schedule:

July 9
Appaloosa (Country/Rock)
Appaloosa is a group of hand-picked professional musicians founded in early 2003 with a common goal... to take the country music world by storm with their infusion of Traditional Country, Rock, Blues, Funk, and attitude.

July 16
Take 2 (Party Band)
Take 2 plays the top hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's, to current chart toppers. You will be mesmerized by the phenomenal guitar, incredible rhythms and leads, thunderous bass, magical keyboards, and unbelievable vocal talents.

July 23
The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute)
Thrilling audiences throughout the Golden State with their uncanny channeling of the Beatles' music, the Sun Kings shine with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies, delivered with a driving energy that recalls the earliest Beatle shows.

July 30
The Houserockers (R&B)
One of the hottest bands, The Houserockers are a 10 piece Rock and Soul band from Los Gatos. The band is known for their high energy, fun performances that gets everyone up dancing and singing to 60's soul and R&B.

August 6
Fred McCarty (Classic Rock & Country)
Fred McCarty musical genres have deep roots in bluegrass and Country. Their rich vocal harmonies, combined with outstanding instrumental expertise, make each performance an exciting display of musical entertainment.

August 13
Top Secret (Party Band)
Top Secret is a High Energy Dance Band that focuses on the most popular hits from the 50's to current. Top Secret includes members of the popular party dance band Night Fever and plan on keeping you dancing all night long.



Let the music begin
July 9 to August 13
6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Fremont Central Park, Lake Elizabeth
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
(510) 790-5541



Bistro in the Park
July 16 to August 13
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Senior Center
40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
(510) 790-6600
$7 for Senior Center members or $9 for the public

Bistro Menu
July 16- Hamburgers/Hot Dogs
July 23- Barbecue Chicken
July 30- BBQ Ribs
August 6- Tri-tip Sandwiches
August 13- Hamburgers/Hot Dogs

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