SCVNews.com | Opinion/Comment: Dance and sing the night away at Concerts in the Park

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Small town girls, city boys and everyone in between have a lot to look forward to this summer in Santa Clarita as the annual Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, returns in July and August. On Saturday nights from July 9 through August 27, head to Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, for a free concert featuring some of the most iconic music in history. All concerts start at 7 p.m.

As soon as you enter Central Park, you will be overwhelmed by an unparalleled concert atmosphere. This unique location offers fun and entertaining opportunities for all ages, whether you want to make a few hoops with friends, lay on a blanket under the stars, or stroll through Central Park with your family.

There’s a full list of fan favorites at Concerts in the Park this year, as well as artists who will be taking the Santa Clarita stage for the first time. The Artist Selection Committee has been hard at work since last fall, setting the schedule and working to find the best bands. This year’s artists span a wide variety of genres and eras, truly catering to the diverse musical tastes of our community.

Don’t stop believing that this summer will be unforgettable. Be sure to arrive in Central Park early to claim your spot on stage on July 9, as DSB, hailed as the world’s greatest tribute to travel, will kick off the concert series in style. So here I am, with open arms, hoping to see you and your family (open arms).

How do you follow one of the greatest rock bands of all time? Easy, with a tribute to the global phenomenon that is Bruno Mars! Bruno & The Hooligans arrives July 16 and delivers the 24K Magic and Uptown Funk you need to party the night away with your friends and loved ones.

This party continues on July 23, when Redneck Rodeo OC brings their honky-tonk style to Central Park. The band have impressed audiences across the South West, from private events to major festivals. Redneck Rodeo plays the best country hits of the past six decades and you’re sure to be close to each one.

Get up and enjoy the soul and R&B of the Blue Breeze Band on July 30. This band brings incredible vocals, a top-notch rhythm section, and amazing horns that will make it hard to sit still. Bring a dance partner and experience the best of Motown at this one-of-a-kind concert!

As the calendar shifts into August, fans will be clamoring to hear the music of one of the most famous Mexican-American artists of the 20th century: Selena. Dreaming of You will perform on August 6 and continue Selena’s legacy of charismatic and infectious performances that are not to be missed.

Yacht rock takes over Central Park on August 13, with the musical styles of Yachty by Nature. Come listen to all your favorite yacht rock tunes from the 70s and 80s, including hits from Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Toto and more.

Twisted Gypsy will return for another performance at Concerts in the Park on August 20. This classic tribute to Fleetwood Mac will remind you that thunder only happens when it rains as you sing along to the band’s legendary collection.

The last concert of the summer will be a disco with Boogie Knights. Considered the biggest disco revival band in the world, Boogie Knights have performed on television, in movies, at sporting events and other live performances around the world. This concert will be the dream of any disco lover!

I know I can’t wait to see what the bands bring to the stage each week in Central Park. I hope you’re like me and already packing your chairs and blankets because Concerts in the Park will be here before you know it!

Council Member Cameron Smyth is a member of the Santa Clarita City Council and can be reached at [email protected]

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