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By SHEL SEGAL
It’s summertime and these San Gabriel Valley cities are hosting outdoor summer concerts to commemorate the season.
On the west lawn of Arcadia City Hall, located at 240 West Huntington Drive, you can hear concerts every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. from July 10 through Aug. 21.
The acts include a classic rock band known as The Answer on July 10, a jazz band known as Play the Groove on July 31 and a Rod Stewart tribute singer known as Gregory Wolfe on Aug. 14.
Azusa will be hosting its concerts at Memorial Park, located at 320 North Orange Place, every Thursday at 7 p.m. from July 10 through Aug. 14.
In Azusa, you can hear Pork Chop Tom on July 10, Mariachi Juvenil Camino Real on July 31 and the multi-talented Cold Duck on Aug. 14.
Baldwin Park will have concerts the second, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays in July at 7 p.m. at Morgan Park, located at 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard.
There will the Beatles tribute band Sgt. Peppers on July 10 and Grupo Adiccion on July 24.
You can see concerts in Duarte on July 16, 23 and 30 at 6 p.m. at Duarte Park, located at 1344 Bloomdale Street.
July 16 will feature Chico, July 23 has Sgt. Pepper and on July 30 there will be Mariachi Poncitlan and Edmundo Galan.
The city of El Monte will be hosting concerts at 6:30 p.m. on every Wednesday from July 16 through Aug. 6 at Arceo Park, located at 3125 Tyler Avenue.
On July 16 there will be Ray Carrion and The Latin All-Stars and on July 23 there will be Neon Nation, which is a 1980s band.
Irwindale will be hosting concerts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, Thursdays July 10-31, Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 15. The concerts will be held at Irwindale Park Plaza, located at 16053 Calle de Paseo.
On July 24, there will be Susie Hansen Latin Band and on Aug. 7 there will be Bumptown.
In Monrovia, concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Sundays from July 13 through Aug. 31,
They will take place at the Rotary Club Bandshell, Library Park, located at 321 South Myrtle Avenue.
The jazz band Jumpin’ Joz Band will play on July 13, a top 40 band called Person to Person will perform on Aug. 10 and there will be a country band on Aug. 31 known as Doo Wah Riders.
In Pasadena, concerts throughout the summer can be heard at One Colorado, Memorial Park and the Pasadena Senior Center. Please log onto cityofpasadena.net for more information.
Concerts can be heard in Sierra Madre at Memorial Park, located at 222 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, at 6 p.m. on Sundays from June 22 through Aug. 17.
Groups include the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Up Front on June 29, rock n’ roll cover band Decades of Rock on July 20 and the big band Gem City Jazz Cats on Aug. 3.
Temple City will be hosting concerts at Temple City Park, located at 9701 Las Tunas Drive, at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 27.
The rock and soul group Tom Nolan Band will play on June 25, the classic oldies band Tommy Tassi and the Authentics will play on July 16 and there will be an Elvis tribute by Raymond Michael on Aug. 20.
And West Covina will have concerts at Civic Center Courtyard, located at 1444 West Garvey Avenue. They will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursdays July 10 through Aug. 7 with one last concert being held on Saturday, Aug. 16.
Playing in West Covina are Thief Rock Band on July 10 and Mariachi Divas; Aug. 16 at 5 p.m.
(Shel Segal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be followed via Twitter @segallanded.)