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.
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.