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Summer comes a rockin'

It's outdoor concert time

Posted: June 24, 2011 6:00 a.m.
Updated: June 24, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Summertime is outdoor music time in the Santa Clarita Valley. On Friday nights you've got both the Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series and concerts at the Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater. On Saturday nights it's the larger events at Central Park and on Sundays you can chill out in Ventura Harbor Village. Even the Westfield Valencia Town Center will rock you on Tuesdays in July. At all these venues top-shelf artists from multiple genres bring you their best, including blues, jazz, classic rock, surf sounds and tribute bands. There's no doubt, this summer is going to rock!

Concerts in the Park , Central Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350
All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
For more information contact the city of Santa Clarita's Arts and Events office at (661) 286-4018 or visit
Saturday, July 9 - Hotel California (tribute to the Eagles)
Saturday, July 16 - Timeless Wonder - Steve Baldwin (tribute to Stevie Wonder)
Saturday, July 23 - The Spazmatics ('80s nerd rock)
Saturday, July 30 - Ken O'Malley & the Twilight Lords (Irish music)
Saturday, Aug. 6 - Boogie Knights (disco revival)
Saturday, Aug. 13 - TIZER with Karen Briggs (jazz, fusion, diverse music)
Saturday, Aug. 20 - Surf City All Stars (surf music)
Saturday, Aug. 27 - Jack Mack & the Heart Attack (high energy R&B and soul)
The city of Santa Clarita's Concerts in the Park series is one of the most popular summertime traditions year after year. The free annual concert series begins July 9 and runs through Aug. 27, with all shows starting Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Central Park.

Lexus Jazz & Blues Concert Series
Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end promptly at 9:30 p.m.
For information call Barbara Myler at Summit West Management
(661) 290-2911.
Friday, June 24 - Delgado Brothers (Latin blues)
Friday, July 1 - Shari Puorto (blues)
Friday, July 8 - Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
(New Orleans meets Texas blues)
Friday, July 15 - Jim Gibson (blues, soul, funk and jazz)
Friday, July 22 - Tony Galla Band (blues, easy listening, Italian pop)
Friday, July 29 - Artwork Jamal (blues)
Friday, Aug. 5 - Doña Oxford (blues)
Friday, Aug. 12 - Reno Jones (blues)
Friday, Aug. 19 - Michael John & the Bottom Line (blues)
Friday, Aug. 26 - Tom Nolan (soul, blues, rhythm & blues, jazz)
Tonight is already the third concert of the annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues concert series, which continues every Friday night through Aug. 26. The concerts are held on Town Center Drive, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Valencia, where the street is blocked off, creating a street-party atmosphere. In addition to the extraordinary sounds offered by some of the top jazz and blues recording artists in the world, the scheduled series will bring a variety of interactive programming for the entire family, as well as a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for the adults. No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed. Admission is free.

Rockin' Summer Nights
at Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 West Valencia Blvd.,
Valencia, CA 91355
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information contact the Westfield Concierge at (661) 287-9050 or visit
Tuesday, July 5 - Blazing Pianos
(dueling pianos)
Tuesday, July 12 - Heart of the King (Elvis tribute)
Tuesday, July 19 - Disco Kings ('70s)
Tuesday, July 26 - Platinum Groove ('80s)
Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Fantastic Diamond (Neal Diamond cover)
July 5 through Aug. 2, every Tuesday night at 7 p.m., Town Center Drive's "Town Square" will be transformed with an outdoor stage, lighting and music of different genres to entertain families and adults alike. Rockin' Summer Nights concerts provide free community entertainment and offer samples of sweet treats from shopping center restaurants and even opportunities to win prizes and free gifts from Westfield retailers.

Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater
The marketplace runs between McBean and Lyons along the east side of
The Old Road in Valencia. The amphitheater is near the northern end.
Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on six consecutive Fridays.
For more information visit
Friday, July 8 - The Hodads (beach sounds of the 1960s)
Friday, July 15 -The Dwight Kennedy Band (classic rock and pop)
Friday, July 22 - Doc Rock-it (1950s and 1960s rock)
Friday, July 29 - The Red Elvises (rock with a Russian twist)
Friday, Aug. 5 - The Bruce Brothers ( classic blues and R & B)
Friday, Aug. 12 - Imagine (tribute to the Beatles)
For many years these popular concerts have been held at the outdoor amphitheater at Valencia Marketplace and attendance can reach to 1,000 or more, as people sit on the grass or bring their own chairs.

Summer Sunday Concert Series at Ventura Harbor Village
1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
Concerts run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 4 on
the Carousel Stage.
Admission and parking are free and some seating is available.
For more information, visit or call
(805) 642-8538.
Sunday, June 26 - Forbidden Fruit (reggae)
Sunday, July 3 - Beach Bums (1960s favorites)
Sunday, July 10 - GTP & the Hotsteppers (reggae)
Sunday, July 17 - Charles & Pirates of the Pacific
Sunday, July 24 - Reese Galido (jazzy blues)
Sunday, July 31 - Groove Pilots (rock and roll)
Sunday, Aug. 7 - Jessi & Jared of Champagne Sunday
Sunday, Aug. 14 - Forbidden Fruit (reggae)
Sunday, Aug. 21 - The Four Pops (classic rock)
Sunday, Aug. 28 - GTP & the Hotsteppers (reggae)
Sunday, Sept. 4 - Shoemaker Brothers (soulful rock)
The Sunday Summer Concert Series entertains guests with a variety of music on Sundays through the Labor Day weekend. The events take place on the Carousel Stage in a casual atmosphere.



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