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Unfold your lawn chairs and lay out the picnic blanket! Temple City Concerts in the Park returns for an 11-week tour, June 18 through Aug. 27. Enjoy entertainment ranging from classic rock to Vegas-style swing, headlining every Wednesday night, 7-9 p.m. at Temple City Park (9701 Las Tunas Dr.).
June 18 – The Wiseguys
Sit back for an evening of nostalgia as The Wiseguys’ 18-piece ensemble kicks off the Concerts series by bringing back the Age of the Big Band.
June 25 – Tom Nolan Band
One word sums up this band’s mission: “Dance!” Tom Nolan Band (TNB) lights up the stage playing a mix of originals and classic tunes ranging from soul and blues to jazz and R&B.
July 2 – Independence Day Celebration: Wartime Radio Revue (6 p.m.)
Celebrate Independence Day with a throwback World War II USO Show! Early birds get free hot dogs and chips. Arrive with your All-American swag for the second annual Patriotic Picnic Contest. Winners receive a “Happy Fourth of July” yard sign and gift cards. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m.
July 9 – Phat Cat Swinger
Phat Cat Swinger delivers Vegas-style swing with roaring horn lines, booming toms and jumpin’ rhythms, all brought together by the crooning vocals of Douglas Roegiers.
July 16 – Tommy Tassi & The Authentics
Rated one of the best bands by Concerts audiences, Tommy Tassi & The Authentics returns to the stage performing popular hits from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
July 23 – Captain Cardiac & The Coronaries
Missed last year’s Temple City conga line? Captain Cardiac & TheCoronaries makes a much-anticipated return with more rousing antics and old-time rock and roll.
July 30 – Beats & Eats Food Event: Brian Lynn Jones & The Misfit Cowboys (5:30 p.m.)
Throw on your cowboy hats and get ready to two-step with your best partner! First-time Concerts performer Brian Lynn Jones & The Misfit Cowboys delivers high-energy country tunes and line-dancing favorites. Arrive early to pick up an eclectic picnic supper on the go from food trucks starting at 5:30 p.m. Scheduled appearances: Rice Balls of Fire, Chancho’s Tacos, Austyn’s Burgers, Slammin’ Sliders, Paradise Cookies & Ice Cream, and Wafl Truck.
Aug. 6 – The Answer (National Night Out at 6 p.m.)
With exciting stage antics, free giveaways and a diverse setlist, The Answer knows how to get crowds going! Get ready for hits from The Beatles and Tom Jones, modern swing, country line-dance, classic disco and more! Arrive at 6 p.m. for National Night Out, featuring free food, raffles and giveaways, children’s activities, a meet-and-greet with local public safety officers, and showcase of law enforcement gadgets and gizmos.
Aug. 13 – The Catillacs
It’s always a mixed bag with The Catillacs! Welcome the band as they make their Concerts in the Park debut with a variety of rock, soul and ballads spanning the ’50s to ’90s.
Aug. 20 – Raymond Michael
Summer Concerts favorite Raymond Michael returns as the King of Rock and Roll in his iconic bell bottoms, cape and sideburns. Backed by a talented four-piece horn section, Michael plays a range of Elvis hits from “Hound Dog” to “Viva Las Vegas!”
Aug. 27 – Fortunate Son
Wrap up the Concerts series with Fortunate Son, making its debut in Temple City with a tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Enjoy favorites from “Down on the Corner” and “Green River” to “Born on the Bayou.”
Picnic spaces are first-come, first-reserved. No canopies, umbrellas, pets or alcohol allowed. Arrive early at 6:30 p.m. for food booths, raffles and weekly giveaways. This year’s Concerts series is presented in part by: Amida Society; Burke, Williams, Sorensen, LLP; California American Water; Foothill Transit; HealthCare Partners; Longo Toyota-Scion; Tutor Doctor; and Temple City Tennis Club.
For more information, visit www.templecity.us<http://www.templecity.us> or call (626) 285-2171 ext. 2361.