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FREE Live Music Downtown Begins June 13 at City Center Plaza

Redwood City, CA - May 29, 2003 - "LIVE IN DOWNTOWN" is Redwood City's FREE summer concert series, featuring top-quality local and national musical performers bringing a variety of musical styles to Downtown Redwood City. From jazz, blues, and swing, to Latin, salsa, country, and more, these free concerts are a great way to spend a balmy Friday evening, and get the weekend off to a musical start. This series is sponsored by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and the City of Redwood City.

The free concerts take place Friday nights from 6 to 8 pm in the City Center Plaza, right next to City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road, across the street from the main library. Everyone is invited to come early, enjoy shopping, restaurants, and great live music in the plaza.

"Live in Downtown" Summer Concert Series – 2003 Schedule

June 13
Rachael Lauren – jazz, blues, and swing

June 20
The Ron Gariffo Octet – From the 40s to now, with style!

June 27
Dave Rocha – Smooth jazz

July 11
Nossa Bossa – A Latin beat from South America

July 18
Emily Lord – Smooth, contemporary soloist

July 25
Groove Unit – Pete Sutherland's Jazz Groove

August 1
Grass Menagerie – First class bluegrass

August 8
Jackie Payne – Blues with Steve Edmonson

August 15
Woodside High Trio – Top-rated group from Redwood City

August 22
Cuarteto Sonando – Red hot salsa band

August 29
Gator Beat – New Orleans Zydeco

September 5
California Cowboys – Contemporary Country Western

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Contact: Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager


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