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- Start Date:
- June 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
- End Date:
- June 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
- Solvang Park
— Free, Live Concerts in Solvang Park, Every Wednesday through August 17 —
Solvang Third Wednesday and Waste Management have announced the 2016 season’s preliminary musical line-up, for the second annual Solvang Summer Concert Series. The Series, which entails free, live concerts in Solvang Park (Mission Drive and First Street) every Wednesday, June 15 through August 17, 2016, features musicians and bands of varied genres playing to crowds of both locals and tourists, who are invited to picnic in the Park during the family-friendly, evening concert events.
All Wednesday night concerts run from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and will include varying edible treats for purchase each week from the likes of the California Central Coast’s Big Joe’s Brats, Ranch Guys Catering, and Cecco Ristorante, in addition to the adjacent weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, ideal for stocking up on picnic provisions. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and fully-outfitted picnics – including their favorite beverages.
Solvang’s Summer Concert Series performers all hail from either the Santa Ynez Valley or other nearby locales, continuing Solvang Third Wednesday’s theme of “keeping it local”. Three of the ten Wednesday concerts (June 15, July 20, August 17) fall on Solvang’s monthly “Third Wednesday”, which also brings the Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk; Third Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; and discounts at local hotels.
The preliminary (and, tentative) 2016 Solvang Summer Concert Series line-up, is as follows:
• June 15, The Caverns (Classic Rock); also Solvang Third Wednesday’s “Midsommer Musik” celebration
• June 22, Cadillac Angels (American Rockabilly Blues)
• June 29, Low Down Dudes (Classic Rock)
• July 6, Livewire (Rock)
• July 13, Dead Zed’s Chopper (Rockabilly)
• July 20, Burning James and the Funky Flames (Funk/Soul); Solvang Third Wednesday
• July 27, Grass Mountain (Folk/Bluegrass)
• August 3, T-Bone Ramblers (Classic Rock)
• August 10, Soul Cats (60’s Rock/Soul/Pop & Big Band)
• August 17, The Mother Corn Shuckers (Bluegrass/Americana/Country/Original BeerGrass); Solvang Third Wednesday
Held the third Wednesday of every month, “Solvang Third Wednesday” is a special promotion in partnership with the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, encouraging Central Coast visitors and locals to “Shop. Eat. Play.” More than 60 shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, activities and professional offices offer special sales and discounts all day.