The free community-wide “Music at Skypark” concert series benefiting the music programs in local public schools returns for its 8th summer season on the last Sundays of July, August and September (July 31, August 28 and September 25). All concerts run from 2:30 to 6:00 pm at Skypark in Scotts Valley. Two bands will perform at each concert, and local businesses will offer food and other concessions for sale, with all net proceeds going to the schools. New this year: entertainment for kids!
Visit www.KiwanisoftheValleys.org for details or contact Mike Stewart at (831) 334-8899 or Jim Melehan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Various sponsorship levels are available. Be sure to calendar these 2016 concert dates now!
SUNDAY JULY 31
Headlining our first concert of the season is The Houserockers, one of the premier classic rock bands of the Central Coast. This 10-member band with its huge horn-driven and foot-stomping sound (winner of “Best Cover Band in the Bay Area” and KFOX’s “Last Band Standing”) will return to Music at Skypark for the 7th time! Opening for the first time will be The Johnny Neri Band, a four-piece high-energy “classic rock’n roll’n soul dance band”. This will be a heck of a live show.
SUNDAY AUGUST 28
Two of Music at Skypark’s most popular veteran bands headline the August concert: The Joint Chiefs start things off with their totally danceable fusion of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B. Extra Large follows with funky grooves rooted in blends of funk, blues, reggae riffs and Latin beats. Both bands have teamed up to produce Music at Skypark’s best-attended concerts in the past. It just would’t be Music at Skypark without these two headliners together on the same playbill!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25
Their loyal fans would say that Music at Skypark saved the best for last: The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men return by very popular demand to headline the final concert of the season. This accomplished band with local roots boasts an extensive repertoire of original rock and blues tunes with simple, honest lyrics backed by the brothers’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and rock. Opening will be Music at Skypark newcomers The Rayburn Brothers Band, who harmonize as only brothers can. They serve up a huge variety of songs from folk, rock and Americana. The energy will get you up on your feet!