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Saturday in the Park McLaren Announces 2015 Shows

For Immediate Release                         Contact: Linda D’Avirro

June 24, 2015                                              (415) 999-3814

Saturday in the Park- McLaren Free Concert Series Returns

Following 2 successful years of free concerts, Friends of the AMP (Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park) announce dates for the 2015 Saturday in the Park – McLaren afternoon concerts in McLaren Park’s outdoor Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. The Saturday in the Park – McLaren free family friendly performances showcase talent to appeal to all ages and musical tastes.

2015 lineup:

August 22 –    We are pleased to announce our 1st 2015 Saturday in the Park McLaren Concert Series show Acoustic Soul Fest with Martin Luther McCoy.

Rebel Soul Records presents, in conjunction with the Friends of the AMP Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and Saturday in the Park  McLaren, the first annual Acoustic Soul Festival celebrating the brilliant Soul Culture of the Bay Area, featuring San Francisco native, Martin Luther McCoy with Faye Carol (Jazz vocalist extraordinaire) 34-56 the band (Larry Graham) The Three Bells, Viveca Hawkins and much more.  Youth dance performers, poets and lots of family fun will be on display at this years kick off for Saturday in the Park McLaren.

August 29 –     Flavor of the South Side – A day of bluegrass, classic rock, folk and jazz music featuring, Pucci and the Pups, Back Porch Band and Delmarva.

October 10 –  The Kid’s’ Festival – with Charity and the JAMBand, the Alphabet Rockers and, from 11am – 3pm, a day for the whole family of art, music, magic, science, hikes and dance and much more….

October 17 –    The Blues Show – our season finale  concert presenting: a Tribute to B. B. King presented by SFArtsEverywhere. And, we will celebrate 44 years of the Amphitheater with our annual Birthday Party celebration and 10 years honoring the naming of the Amphitheaterafter Jerry Garcia, frontman for the Grateful Dead Band.

The Mission of the Saturday in the Park – McLaren Concert Series is to promote and foster local talent, present an eclectic range of free live music performances in an outdoor Greek-style stage, and work to revive San Francisco’s legacy of a rich original music scene that produced today’s music legends.

Situated on a sunny hillside meadow and surrounded by tall shade trees, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater creates an intimate, friendly setting, allowing for the talents of these artists to truly shine.Concert goers can enjoy bringing the family and a picnic lunch, away from the “hustle and bustle,” for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. “We want to bring people together in special way and showcase area talent,” said Linda Litehiser of Friends of the Amp.

In-between shows, the Friends of the AMP want you to discover over seven-and a-half miles of serene beauty, hiking, biking and natural trails and spectacular vistas running throughout the 318 acres in San Francisco’s second-largest park.

Saturday in the Park-McLaren is funded by SF Parks Alliance, grants & donations and support from SF Recreation & Parks, & the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors.

For more information about Saturdays in the Park – McLaren visit the Saturday in the Park McLaren Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saturday-in-the-Park-McLaren/546735475383735 and Eventbrite.

Support Saturday in the Park McLaren 2015 Concert Series with an Indiegogo Campaign Donation

Support free concerts in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Keep free entertainment alive. Give local artists a place to perform.

Please support our Indiegogo Campaign. Paste the below link in your browser and help us get more concerts in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saturday-in-the-park-mclaren/

or

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saturday-in-the-park-mclaren/x/10933185#/story

Support Saturday in the Park McLaren 2015 Concert Series with an Indiegogo Campaign Donation

Support free concerts in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Keep free entertainment alive. Give local artists a place to perform.

Please support our Indiegogo Campaign. Paste the below link in your browser and help us get more concerts in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saturday-in-the-park-mclaren/

or

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saturday-in-the-park-mclaren/x/10933185#/story

Saturday in the Park – McLaren–Fun, Fun Fundraiser

Sunday, July 13, 2014

1pm – 4pm

BBQ at Gleneagles Golf Course

2100 Sunnydale Ave, McLaren Park
Live Music, Games, Raffle and Silent Auction

Back Porch publicity photo

Back Porch Band

$25/single ticket. $40/for two! Kids (ages 5-12) $10
(Special Golfer’s Price Available at Gleneagles)
Tickets may be purchased at the door but please RSVP
FREE Parking

RSVP by: July 10th 415-413-7501
or by email: saturdayintheparkmclaren@gmail.com

Reserve and buy your tickets now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-in-the-park-mclaren-fun-fun-fundraiser-tickets-12008436557

or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/280548215484002/ for more information

Thank You to the Magic Seven!

Today’s workday went extremely well even with an extremely thin crew (7 folks which included one beautiful 6 months pregnant lady!) We got the new playground in ship shape by taking down all the weeds and sweeping the rubber surfaces and paths nearby.  All the bark was spread evenly again on the landscaped areas and then we were off to the Gambier Plaza to take on the weeds around the fountain and cut back the crab grass that’s slowly starting to encroach on the plaza.  As if that wasn’t enough, my magic hardworking crew still had enough energy to  move  large amounts of wood that gardener Ken Kelley was clearing from the old Cyprus trees at the Harvard street entrance.  Please see the piles of wood for yourselves.  By this time we were all quite exhausted and we were unable to continue our efforts  on Harvard Street but there was so much to show for our hard work.

The Magic 7 at Work

Two of “Seven”

Thank you again so much to those who came out on a weekday, even during a world cup event.  It goes to show, all it takes is 7 folks to make magic happen in McLaren Park.

Pictures soon to come!

Chuck

 

New Pacific Chorus Frog Habitat Near McLaren

Kids in Parks and the students of Visitation Valley (VVMS) and Herbert Hoover (HHMS) Middle Schools are revitalizing neglected areas of the school grounds measuring more than 2,500 square feet, transforming them into a thriving habitat for local native plants and animals.

The totem species of this project is the Pacific Chorus frog, once found throughout San Francisco but now limited to one naturally-occurring population. The essential components of its habitat are small, shallow, ephemeral ponds for mating during the rainy season, and brushy areas of low growing native plants in which it lives during the dry season. Over the past five years, Kids in Parks has already successfully created six ponds at VVMS and HHMS. For the last five winters, frogs have returned to the ponds and reproduced. [Read More…]