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FREE Live Music Begins Downtown on June 17, and at Stafford Park on June 29

Redwood City, CA - May 18, 2005 - Redwood City’s two FREE summer concert series are gearing up to bring a variety of top-quality local and national musical performers to the community. From jazz, blues, Celtic, and swing, to Latin, salsa, blues, country, and more, these free concerts are a great way to spend a balmy summer evening in beautiful Redwood City.

First, starting June 17 “Live in Downtown” takes place Friday nights (excluding July 29) from 6 to 8 pm in the City Center Plaza, right next to City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road, across the street from the Downtown library. This concert series is sponsored by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and the City of Redwood City.

Here is the "Live in Downtown" Summer Concert Series 2005 Schedule:

  • June 17 Special Request – high energy R&B
  • June 24 Aja Vu - Steely Dan tribute
  • July 1 Cool Jerks – Motown meets big band
  • July 8 The Sun Kings – the best of the Beatles
  • July 15 Take Two – hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s
  • July 22 California Cowboys – California Country
  • July 29 Wally’s Swing World – stylish swing to modern
  • August 5 Hale Baskin – a rising local star
  • August 12 Garage Band – from the 40s to today
  • August 19 Orchestra Kalachin – Latin salsa
  • August 26 Larry Lynch and the Lynch Mob
  • September 2 Jackie Payne – big blues sound

Then, the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department presents the 2005 Summer Concert Series at Stafford Park. It's a great place to bring the family to enjoy free live music in a beautiful park setting at the corner of King Street and Hopkins Avenue.

The concerts take place Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm in Stafford Park starting on June 29th:

  • June 29 The Internationals – Bavarian & polka
  • July 6 Los Boleros – Latin Cubano and Saxophone
  • July 13 Big Hair – “We love the 80s!”
  • July 20 Double Funk Crunch - Discomania
  • July 27 Molly’s Revenge - Celtic
  • August 3 Zydeco Flames – Down on the bayou Cajun
  • August 10 Pure Ecstasy – Motown and R&B
  • August 17 Ben Marcato & His Mondo Combo – Rockin’ swing

Visit Redwood City 's website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.


Jordana Freeman
Community Services Manager
(650) 780-7323




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