BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
You don’t have to pay a cent to enjoy a summer full of music.
Organizations across the county are holding free concerts every weekend throughout the summer. All the concerts are family-friendly, featuring local performers and music ranging from classic rock to musical theater. All you have to do is pick your favorite date, venue and genre.
The shopping center is holding its “Rock the Park” summer concert series every Saturday now through Aug. 24. Performances run from 7-9 p.m., and are held in the grassy area near the movie theater. Seating is informal, and the lack of a natural stage means you need to keep an eye on your angle of visibility.
Next on stage will be Eclipse, a Utah-based a capella group that will perform July 6. The following four weeks will feature tribute bands, with the Beach Boys tribute band Kahuna Beach Party starting things off July 13. Blue Moon Swamp, a Credence Clearwater Revival band, will appear July 20. July 27 will feature The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, followed by the Beatles tribute band Imagine on Aug. 3.
A complete schedule can be found online at facebook.com/ShopAtStationPark/events.
The water park has free concerts every Friday and Saturday from 9-10 p.m. on the stage at Grant’s Gulch. To find the gulch without having to wander through the park, take the main road through Cherry Hill all the way to the east parking lot. Admission to the park is not required.
Next up will be Simple Grace, a Christian women’s trio that will perform on Friday, July 10. That Saturday will be an evening of classic rock from Flashback, who will also be back July 18. The a capella group Vocalocity will perform July 17, and opera singer George Dyer will hit the stage July 25.
A complete achedule can be found online at cherry-hill.com/water-park-attractions/entertainment.
Davis Arts Council
Though the council charges for its regular summer concert series, it also offers free Sunday night concerts for those looking to spend a quiet evening out with the family. Concerts are held at 7 p.m. at the Ed Kenley Amphitheatre in Layton, which has both seats and a large grassy area in the back. Either go early to try for seats or bring a blanket and stake out your territory in the back.
On July 7, Mel and Brooks Teeples will perform a vocal tribute to America. The Red Desert Ramblers, a nationally known bluegrass band, will perform July 14, followed by the Broadway performer Susan Facer on July 21. David Correa and Cascada, performing July 28, combine Spanish guitar with rhythms from Mexico and Central America.
A complete schedule can be found online at thedavisarts.org.