Wednesday, May 15, 2019

AmadorArts Free Summer TGIF Concerts Kick-off June 14

Celebrating the 21st annual summer season of free Friday night concerts, AmadorArts has a line-up of ten fabulous bands reflective of the quality and longevity of this series.  Known as TGIF it’s been an Amador tradition since 1998 when no one else was presenting music for free in community parks stretching from Ione to Pioneer.

Starting June 14 and running until August 23, always from 6:00 pm to dusk, the concerts will feature a different band each Friday to deliver passion and excitement to kick off your weekend. The first TGIF concert, June 14, will be at the historic Kennedy Gold Mine and will feature Latin rhythm music by Primitivo, a popular local duo of Bill Russell on guitar and Dave Holob on electric violin and mandolin.

Be sure to be there if you have a goal of making it to ALL ten of this season’s concerts. TGIFers of all ages start to arrive early to set up picnics and to meet and chat with friends. This is, after all, the weekly fun thing to do for hundreds of Amador residents and out-of-towners too. AmadorArts, aka Amador County Arts Council, is the 37-year-old non-profit organization that also brings arts education to local schools and the community and acts as a regional catalyst for all the arts.

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Save the dates on your calendars. Lots of fun in store for the 21stannual summer music event. Remember to bring your low-back chairs or blankets and picnics.

Here is the schedule of the 2019 TGIF Free Summer Music Series:
June 14— Kennedy Gold Mine, Jackson: Primitivo (Local Latin Jazz rhythms)
June 21— Preston Castle, Ione: Vogan Toll (Local Classic rock trio fronted by teen Davin Loiler)
June 28— Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek: Orquesta Taino (Sacramento Salsa Band)
July 5— Detert Park, Jackson: On Air (Sacramento's #1 Band, 12 piece cover band with horn section)
July 12— Pine Grove Park, Pine Grove: Wicked Sisters (Local Folk)
July 19 —Plymouth Park, Plymouth: Slade Rivers (Local Easy Country)
August 2— Mollie Joyce Park, Pioneer: The Warm Charlie Band (80’s Rock)
August 9— Volcano Amphitheatre, Volcano: Four for the Road (Local Original songs & covers)
August 16 – Hanford Gardens, Darcel And Company (Americana/Bluegrass/Country/Rock)
August 23 —Terra d’Oro Winery, Plymouth: Blow Daddy (Horn-driven local Big Band from 1940’s swing... to jazz and contemporary pop.)

*No outside beverages allowed

Orquesta Taino is known for its hot salsa music. See them and dance in Sutter Creek’s Minnie Provis Park on June 28. 5.) On Air will be at Jackson’s Detert Park on July 5.

TGIF audiences enjoy the music as well as their friends on Friday evenings.

Primitivo will start the TGIF season at the historic Kennedy Gold Mine off Highway 49/88

Vogan Toll will perform June 21 at Preston Castle.

Orquesta Taino is known for its hot salsa music.
See them and dance in Sutter Creek’s Minnie Provis Park on June 28.

On Air will be at Jackson’s Detert Park on July 5

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