PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Family Movie Nights continues this Friday, Aug. 5, at the Palmdale Amphitheater with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The gates open at 6 pm. at The Amp, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale. Admission is $4. Kids 12 and under are admitted free and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Free kids activities will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. while supplies last. Costumes, impromptu dance parties and parades are encouraged at this event.The movie will begin at dusk.
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson and James Spader. When an attempt is made to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages in coolers are welcome at Family Movie Night events. All bags and coolers will be inspected at the gate. Alcohol and pets are not allowed. Snack vendors will be on-site. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The final Family Movie Night for 2016 will be Minions on Aug. 12.
For more information on Family Movie Nights, visit www.palmdaleamphitheater.com or call 661-267-5611.
Get Jazzed at the Amp this Saturday
Palmdale’s summer concert series at the Palmdale Amphitheater continues this Saturday, Aug. 6, with Get Jazzed at the Amp, featuring The Herbie Kae & Tony Capko Band, Gina Eckstine and The Bill Fulton Band.
The Herbie Kae & Tony Capko Band is an Antelope Valley staple. After backing major artists most of their careers, Herbie and Tony joined forces to blend their musical talents, becoming a favorite at jazz festivals, concerts and amphitheaters. The group will showcase selections from their latest release, Drive Time, including traditional jazz, smooth jazz, funk and R&B.
The daughter of legendary jazz singer Billy Eckstine and model/actress Carolle Drake, Gina Eckstine has traveled the world opening for Count Basie, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bill Cosby. Following an appearance on The Tonight Show, she developed her own nightclub act and spent a decade performing at every major hotel and casino in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, where she continues to perform, most recently at the Mirage. She performs a tribute to her legendary father at many Los Angeles jazz hot spots, and has recently released a new album, All I Have Is Yours.
California native Bill Fulton is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer. During his career, he’s written music for Warner Bros, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and many TV shows and commercials. In 2002 he founded the Bill Fulton Band, which has played in many LA venues, including the Playboy Jazz Festival.
Tickets are available at www.palmdaleamphitheater.com and start at $8. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the show goes from 5 to 10 p.m.
Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Outside food, beverages and coolers are not allowed in the venue, however each person may bring one factory-sealed bottle of water. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Palmdale’s Summer Concert Series continues Sept. 10 with The Commodores, followed by LeAnn Rimes on Sept. 25.
[Information via news releases from the city of Palmdale.]