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Spotlight: Enjoy free concerts at aquatic park

July 3, 2014

By Josh Kendrix, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif.

July 03--If you're in the mood for some music, the Gauche Aquatic Park has something for you on Sundays.

Through August, the park is hosting a series of concerts featuring local and regional bands covering a variety of genres. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.

"Basically, it's a free concert every Sunday night," said Abbie Cesena, recreation supervisor at Gauche Aquatic Park. "A lot of families come out and the kids play on the equipment while the adults enjoy the music. And the little ones like to dance to the music."

All concerts are free to attend. But every week a nonprofit organization provides a barbecue dinner to generate funds. Cost for the dinner varies according to the organization.

The bands set to perform over the next few weeks include:

--Sunday: The Mighty Murphys, performing traditional Irish music.

--July 13: Book 'em Dano, performing summer beach music.

--July 20: Legend, performing '70s and '80s rock.

--July 27: Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers, performing blues and swing.

--Aug. 10: Catfish Hunter Band, performing dance music.

--Aug. 17: Idle Fret, performing jazz standards and pop.

--Aug. 24: The OCD Band, performing country, bluegrass and folk.

--Aug. 31: Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra, performing showtunes and big band.

"It's just a wide variety of music," Cesena said. "We have everything from R&B to showtunes to jazz to Irish music."

Cesena also advises those coming to bring chairs for the lawn.

"It's just a really nice event for any age," Cesena said.

Marysville also hosts a Music in the Park event every Friday at Third and D streets. No concert will be held this Friday of the July Fourth holiday. But the series resumes on July 11 with Book 'em Dano performing. Night Train Revue will perform on July 25. The concerts run from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.


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