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Concerts in the Park return in July

Posted: May 26, 2014 1:11 p.m.
Updated: May 26, 2014 1:11 p.m.

The familiar look and feel of Santa Clarita’s annual “Concerts in the Park” will have a familiar sound this year, as city officials have brought back a collection of popular acts to mark the 25th anniversary of the summer performance series.

“We definitely wanted to bring back some of our favorite groups from over the years,” said city Arts and Events Supervisor Mike Fleming. “And I think we’ve been successful in doing that.”

This year’s series begins July 12 with a performance by one of the more popular bands from the quarter-century run of the concert series — DSB, described as “America’s favorite tribute to Journey.”

“They’re one of the all-time favorites,” Fleming said of the band.

The next performer, on July 19, will be Suzanne Harper, an award-winning country singer and songwriter who finished in second place nationally at the 2013 Texaco Country Music Showdown.

Following Harper will be another familiar band: Led Zepagain — a Led Zeppelin tribute band — on July 26.

Following will be Hotel California, which will bring its tribute to The Eagles to the Santa Clarita Valley on Aug. 2.
Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries are next on tap on Aug. 9. The band’s performances combine a variety of classics from different periods and genres, including Motown, British invasions, doo-wop, rockabilly and surf.

The Aug. 16 concert brings Poncho Sanchez, who pays homage to the traditional flavors of Latin music while incorporating jazz harmonics.

Next, on Aug. 23, will be Hollywood U2, which pays tribute to the work of U2.

Rounding out this year’s Concerts in the Park series will be Boogie Knights on Aug. 30.
The band’s performance is a disco revival, featuring a variety of hits from the era.

Concerts are free, typically start at 7 p.m. and will be held in Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

Since the concerts draw thousands of attendees, those looking to come out this year are encouraged to arrive early.

Fleming said it’s important for attendees to give themselves plenty of time to park and potentially walk a ways into the park.

“Those who want to attend need to be aware that if you’re going to show up at a quarter to 7 (p.m.), chances are slim you’re going to find a convenient parking spot at Central Park,” Fleming said.

For more information on this year’s series, visit
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