June 11, 2013 > Summer Street Party season opens with 'Hot Salsa and Cool Blues Night'
Summer Street Party season opens with 'Hot Salsa and Cool Blues Night'
Submitted By the Hayward Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Hayward Street Party season opens with "Hot Salsa and Cool Blues Night" on Thursday, June 20 including bands on five stages, a 100-vehicle car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun. This event is the first of three Thursday night street parties: "Hot Salsa and Cool Blues Night" on June 20; "Star Spangled Summer" on July 18; and "California Dreamin'" on August 15.
Activities will be located on B Street between Foothill Boulevard and City Hall on Watkins Street, with an extension north along Foothill Boulevard to accommodate the new Jazz Breezeway Stage. Among the bands playing June 20 are salsa ensemble Patron on the B Street Stage; Latin, funk and rock of Third Sol in the Blues Garden at Newman Park; classic rockabilly and old time rock and roll of Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces on the Bistro Patio Stage; and the classic rock, blues, and R & B of Bad Boy Bruce and The Blues Mob on the new Jazz Breezeway stage adjacent to Julian's BBQ at 22532 Foothill Boulevard. A band yet to be announced will headline the Buffalo Bills Stage.
Additional fun is in store as street performers, face-painters and games entertain and car buffs will enjoy hot rods and classics at the Vic Hubbard Auto Supply Car Show on Main Street. Adults can enjoy great brews in two beer/soda gardens.
"Hayward street parties have been bringing families to our city center to celebrate the summer for 13 years," said Kim Huggett, president of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. "These free events are part of a great Hayward tradition of community celebrations that appeal to all ages."
The street party series is made possible through partnership of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, City of Hayward, and Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA). The DBIA is a consortium of businesses that work together to make the downtown area an attractive destination for shopping, dining, entertainment, and the arts.
The Hayward chamber office is still accepting reservations from vendors. For information, call (510) 537-2424 or go visit: www.hayward.org.
Hayward Street Party
Thursday, June 20
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
B Street (between Foothill Blvd. and Watkins St.), Hayward
Photo Caption: Third Sol