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Ceres concerts series kicks off June 7
Greg Scudder of Ceres, a member of Greg Scudder and the Beer:30 and seen here in 2014, will perform Tuesday evening at the Ceres Concerts in the Park debut. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/ Courier file photo

The city of Ceres will debut its 2016 summer Concerts in the Park series next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when Greg Scudder and the Beer 30 for Country Night perform. The evening is sponsored by Diamond Bar Arena with the food vendor, Meat Liquidators BBQ Team, serving BBQ tri-tip sandwiches. A roping demonstration from Ceres Police Chief Brent Smith will be held during intermission.

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 19. There is no admission for attendance. A farmer's market with plans to offer 20 or more vendors through the management of Derek Griffin, will also be held during the concerts.

The concert season includes Throw Back on Tuesday, June 14, featuring Cloak & Dagger, a cover band for MTV 80s and 90s music. The evening will be sponsored by the Ryno Family and feature pizza, hot wings and salad sides from Rico's Pizza.

Graffiti Night, complete with classic car show, is slated for June 21 with hamburgers and hot dogs served by Howard Training Center Traveling Café. Fifties music will be provided by River Rising Band.

On June 28, Kids Night will be sponsored by Steps Dance Art Center and feature the singer/songwriter sounds of the Patty Castillo-Davis Band. Intermission will include a dance exhibition and fun for the little ones include arts and crafts, face painting and a balloon artist.

The Gottschalks Music Center Jazz Band returns on July 5 for Patriotic Night, sponsored by American Pet Clinic. Intermission brings on a "Cutest Pet" competition. Food for the night will be Americana at its best.

You won't want to miss Church Night on July 12, a music compilation from Ceres area churches, sponsored by La Cascada Mexican Restaurant. Food will be themed Taco Tuesday. A memorial tribute will be made to Tim Edwards, who for many years led Church Night and passed away a few months ago.

Wrapping up the concert series on July 19 will be A La Lune, a local reggae music band and the Fun Strummers Ukulele Band during Tiki Tuesday. Food for the evening will be supplied by Hardy Appetitez On-Site Catering with teriyaki chicken. A Hawaiian shirt and hula contest will keep the audience entertained during intermission.

The Ceres Chamber will once again sell its Concert Cash Passes for $35. The Concert Cash Pass offers attendees a chance to win $500 each week. Even if a lucky pass holder wins, their entry goes back in week after week, giving them multiple opportunities to win cash prizes. If winners are not present, they win $250 and a second winner is drawn to split the money pot. Concert Cash Passes go on sale Friday at the Chamber office, 2938-A Fourth Street in downtown Ceres.

For more information about the Summer Concert Series visit or call the Chamber office 537-2601.