LANCASTER – The BLVD will be heating up on Thursday nights, all summer long, with the Sierra Toyota Scion All-American Concert Series.
The 2013 Concert Series kicks off at 6 p.m. this Thursday (May 30) with Beatles cover band One Way Ticket.
“There is no other place in the Antelope Valley where people can specialty shop, listen to live music, dine, take in a show and purchase fresh produce all on the same downtown street,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris in a city news release. “The Sierra Toyota Scion All-American Concert Series definitely makes The BLVD the most diverse gathering spot for people of all ages to enjoy.”
This summer’s performers cover the gamut of genres, including Latin flamenco, funk, R&B, jazz, rock, country, pop, salsa and island sounds.
“Each year, we want the concert series to have an appeal to every taste, ensuring the entire community feels connected to their BLVD,” said City Manager Mark Bozigian.
Concerts will be held every other Thursday evening, at 6 p.m., on the Bandstand stage in front of BeX Grill Restaurant at the corner of Ehrlich Avenue and Lancaster Boulevard. The series schedule is as follows:
5/30/2013 One Way Ticket – Beatles Cover Band
6/6/2013 Caravana Band – Latin, Flamenco
6/13/2013 Tessarae Band – Funk and R&B
6/20/2013 James Gentry and the Tequila Sundance Band – Smooth Jazz
6/27/2013 Island Rhythms – Island Sounds
** 7/4/2013 4th OF JULY NO CONCERT **
7/11/2013 Green Ashes – Irish, Celtic Rock
7/18/2013 Tightrope – Classic Rock
7/25/2013 Rock of Ages – Rock of All Ages
8/1/2013 Cougrzz Rock – All Ladies Rock Band
8/8/2013 Jacob Nelson and the Tone Wranglers – Country
8/15/2013 Hollywood Blond – Pop
8/22/2013 Carmine Zeccardi – Country & Oldies but Goodies
8/29/2013 Kimera – Gypsy Kings
9/5/2013 Backstage Pass – Pop and Rock
9/12/2013 Tony Molina and Friends – Salsa
9/19/2013 The Walking Phoenixes – Johnny Cash Cover Band
9/26/2013 Wild Side – Classic Rock
10/3/2013 Two Meteors Band – Rock
10/10/2013 Raihanna Estrada – Country