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Ceres concerts in the Park starts up Tuesday
• Greg Scudder and Beer:30 to kick off series
Greg Scudder
Ceres raised musician Greg Scudder will kick off the 2018 Ceres Concerts in the Park series on Tuesday. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/Courier file photo

The city of Ceres will debut its 2018 summer Concerts in the Park series on June 5 at 6:30 p.m. with local country artist Greg Scudder and the Beer:30.

The city-sponsored Concerts in the Park series will held Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Whitmore Park in downtown Ceres until July. There is no admission for attendance.

The Ceres Firefighters Association will be the lone food vendor at the concerts, offering barbecued selections, said Cambria Pollinger of the city’s Recreation Department.

A farmer’s market will not be held during the concerts but the city is trying out what it calls Maker’s Market with locals offering handmade art and wares.

“They have to actually physically either repurpose the item or make it,” said Pollinger. “It won’t be people coming in and selling things that they bought on the internet. These are crafters and artists who are coming in and going to be selling their pieces.” 

The Concerts in the Park has been going on for over 30 years.

Ceres is celebrating its Centennial, so the concert series will be honoring the different eras with a variety of styled music. The most current decades will represented by Scudder’s brand of music.

The new concert schedule is as follows:

• Tuesday, June 5 – Greg Scudder and the Beer:30;

• June 12 – Cloak & Swagger (representing 1980’s music);

• June 19 – Lavonne and Train Wreck (representing 1970’s music);

• June 26 – The Patty Castillo Davis Band (representing 1960’s music);

• July 3 – Johnny Rocket & The Thrust, (representing 1950’s music);

• July 10 – The Gottchalk’s Jazz Band, (representing 1940’s music); 

• July 17 – The Hot Club Faux Gitane and the Golden Valley Barbershop, (representing 1930’s music);

• July 24 – Worship Night with the Herb Henry Family to mark 100 years of worship music.

For more information or to participate in the Maker’s Market, email Cambria at or call 538-5782.