For Immediate Release Contact: Linda D’Avirro
September 14, 2015 (415) 999-3814
Closing its 3rd successful year and after 15 shows of free concerts, Friends of the AMP (Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park) announce the October lineup of its final two 2015 Saturday in the Park – McLaren afternoon concerts in McLaren Park’s outdoor Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Saturday in the Park – McLaren’s free family friendly performances showcase talent to appeal to all ages and musical tastes and the last two shows deliver on that promise.
October 10 – The Kid’s’ Festival – A full day of activities for the little ones starting with Charity and the JAMBand at 11am, and continuing all afternoon with the Alphabet Rockers, Magic Dan’s Magic Show, Tree Frog Treks, Bubble adventures with The Excelsior Science Workshop and the Exploratorium’s Skateboard Science Trailer and 2 fun Rope Squirters. This promises to be a day of non-stop fun for kids and adults alike!
October 17 – The Blues Show – our season finale concert presenting: a Tribute to B. B. King with a great lineup featuring multitalented blues man and saxophonist Bobbie “Spider” Webb and The Smooth Blues Band, Blues, and American Roots singer Jan Fanucchi and her band and special guest, Miss Tia Carroll.
This final 2015 show also celebrates 3 anniversaries: the 44th anniversary of the Amphitheater with the annual Saturday in the Park Amphitheater Birthday Party, the 10- year celebration honoring the naming of the Amphitheater after Jerry Garcia, front man for the Grateful Dead Band, and the 40-year anniversary of the 1st SF Blues Festival held at the “McLaren Park” Amphitheater. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a great day of music!
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 ways 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.