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Temple City Concerts in the Park Series Kicks Off June 18

June 9th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune

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.

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