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Have a suggestion for Ceres Concerts?

• Drop suggestions off at city booth

Have a suggestion for Ceres Concerts?

Ernie Bucio was a faithful contributor to Ceres Concerts in the Park until his death in August, 2011. His music lives on in the band that he helped create and that band will be performing at this ...

POSTED May 1, 2013 3:32 p.m.

Do you have an idea that would really pack in the crowds for the annual Ceres Concerts in the Park series? Have an idea for a band that might draw greater attendance? If so, the city of Ceres Recreation Division would like you to drop by its booth at the Ceres Street Faire and share some of your thoughts.

The Ceres City Council recently brainstormed ideas to bolster attendance at the traditional concert series and came up with several ideas but nothing has been cast in stone, said Recreation Division Supervisor Cambria Pollinger.

Some of the changes, such as moving the concerts from Whitmore Park to the Clinton Whitmore Mansion, may not necessarily take place this year.

The city plans to start the concert series the second week of June this year and perhaps expand the series in 2014 from its current six weeks. Ideas are floating around to change the concerts night from Tuesdays to either Thursdays or Fridays.

To entice residents to share their opinions, the city will be entering participants into a drawing for a gift certificate for a free Ceres Community Center recreation program.

Pollinger's booth will be set up on North Street near the Ceres Fire Station #1 on Third Street. Suggestions may also be submitted through the Ceres Community Center and Recreation Division's Facebook page or emailed to

The city expects to keep its traditional Church Night, as well as hire performances this summer by the Harlan Starr Band, Johnny Rocket & The Thrust and Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band. Any other tips on music groups or those who have a music group interested in performing may contact Pollinger.



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