Friday, June 15, 2012

OC Parks 2012 Outdoor Summer Concert Series

For those of you looking for free summer concert at one of our local Orange County Parks, here is a press release you might be interested in:  
OC Parks welcomes back its annual outdoor summer concert series. Twelve free concerts at Mile Square Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, and Irvine Regional Park will present local musical artists performing live in the outdoors June through September.  
Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley will kick off the summer concert series with three free concerts. Wednesday, June 20 welcomes rhythm and blues sensation Tierra. The urban Latin soul trio DW3 will return to the parks summer series on June 27. Barela will bring its unique and powerful horn-driven sounds to the park in celebration of July 4th.  
The concert series continues at Mason Regional Park in Irvine with three free concerts on Wednesday evenings in July. July 11 presents the popular Motown-inspired group, Stone Soul. July 18 welcomes rhythm and blues favorite The Derek Bordeaux Group. Top 40-Latin dance craze Soto will perform on July 25. 
 Craig Regional Park in Fullerton will present three free Thursday evening concerts in August. The Clay Davis Trio will bring their jazz standards and modern pop hits to the park on August 2. The ‘80s dance sounds of Flashback Heart Attack will take the stage on August 9. Swing Cats Big Band will present an evening of throw back classics from the ‘30s and ‘40s on August 16. 
 Irvine Regional Park will present a rockin’ summer series on Wednesdays, August 22 through September 5. This series kicks off with high-energy top-40 and country tribute band Gold Rush Country performing on August 22. The funky eight-piece popular soul ensemble Cold Duck hits the stage on August 29. September 5 closes out the 2012 summer concert series with crooner swing sensation, Phat Cat Swinger. 
 All concert events are from 6:30 to 8 p.m., free and open to the public of all ages. Friends and families are invited to come out and enjoy fantastic live music under the stars at OC Parks this summer season.

Mile Square Regional Park
Location: 16801 Euclid, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Date: Wednesday, June 20 Artist: Tierra
Date: Wednesday, June 27 Artist: DW3
Date: Wednesday, July 4 Artist: Barela
Time: All concerts 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free Parking: Free

Mason Regional Park Concert Series
Location: 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Date: Wednesday, July 11 Artist: Stone Soul
Date: Wednesday, July 18 Artist: The Derek Bordeaux Group
Date: Wednesday, July 25 Artist: Soto
Time: All concerts 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free Parking: Free

Craig Regional Park Concert Series
Location: 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835
Date: Thursday, August 2 Artist: Clay Davis Trio
Date: Thursday, August 9 Artist: Flashback Heart Attack
Date: Thursday, August 16 Artist: Swing Cats Big Band
Time: All concerts 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free Parking: Free

Irvine Regional Park Concert Series
Location: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, 92869
Contact: (714) 973,6835, irvinepark@ocparks.com 
Date: Wednesday, August 22 Artist: Gold Rush Country
Date: Wednesday, August 29 Artist: Cold Duck
Date: Wednesday, September 5 Artist: Phat Cat Swinger
Time: All concerts 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free Parking: Free

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