Music in the Calaveras County Arts Council Park! – The pine
San Andreas, California… Music in the Parks Returns to Calaveras County: After last summer of silence in the parks, we all want to have a good time. And thankfully, the music returns to Calaveras County on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Calaveras Arts Council’s long-running free Music in the Parks concert series.
Music in the Parks fell silent in 2020 for the first time in over 30 years of sharing music with the community. Music in the parks holds a special place in the heart of Calaveras County, and CEO Kathy Mazzaferro has heard many people say they missed the weekly summer performances. She knows everyone is looking forward to the return of the summer concert series.
“We are delighted with the enthusiasm of the community for the return of music to the parks,” she said. “We want to slowly help restore a sense of normalcy to life in Calaveras County. Music is a language we all share that can soothe, relax, bring a smile, and send our toes pat. Music in the parks brings us together as a community.
Music in the parks encompasses a wide range of musical styles, all chosen to resonate with the community. There is something for everyone. “It’s got everything from Chicago blues swing and jazz, to California country, American folk and bluegrass, to Broadway and Americana,” Mazzaferro said. The Kool Shifters will kick off the season with R&B and rock and roll at Jenny Lind Veterans Park in Valley Springs on Wednesday, June 16. This year, all concerts will take place on Wednesday evenings, from June 16 to August 18.
All concerts will take place outdoors this year. According to Mazzaferro, “The San Andreas concert (July 21) returns to Turner Park with smooth jazz from the Bob Eisenman Jazz Trio. A new venue this year will be White Pines Community Park in Arnold (August 18), where the Calaveras Community Band will perform tunes from Broadway and Americana. She is excited about this move. “We will have more space to stretch out under the pines. We thank the White Pines Community Park Association for welcoming us to their beautiful park.
Music in the Parks concerts are free events funded by individual donations from community members and the generosity of local businesses like Dignity Health Mark Twain Medical Center. More and more sponsors are mobilizing. “This year, we are delighted to welcome Big Trees Market and Sierra Pacific Lumber as sponsors,” said Mazzaferro. She is grateful that the community values the tradition of music in the parks. “Every donation helps,” she says.
For those concerned about the safety of the Covid-19, Mazzaferro offers insurance. “We will follow all local, state and federal health regulations and hope the public will work with us,” she said. “Our hope is that we can all come together in kindness and respect, celebrating the opportunity to be together again.”
“The ‘buzz’ in the county is so exciting and we can’t wait to see you all!”
Print a schedule at www.calaverasarts.org or call the Gallery Store at 209 / 754-1774 for more information.
Jenny Lind Veterans Park
American folk and bluegrass
Brice Station (no outside alcohol allowed)
Country swing, hillbilly jazz
Camp of angels
Jazz and big band
Shutter tree park
Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs
Mountain Ranch Community Park
Janna and Leroy
Jazz and American standards
The kings of heaven
Country, rock and roll
Murphys Community Park
Grover Anderson and the lampoliers
The Square in Copper Valley
Calaveras Community Group
Broadway and Americana
White Pines Community Park