Tim Allen of Cloak and Swagger entertained hundreds at the June 14 Ceres Concerts in the Park while last night's concert featured 50's songs sung by River Rising Band to coincide with a Graffiti Night theme. Singing hits like "Somebody That I Used to Know" popularized by Gotye, Cloak and Swagger was a recent installment of what has proven to be a very successful series which has drawn hundreds of music lovers.
There are four concerts remaining at the city-sponsored Concerts series. They are 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. The line-up is as follows:
• The Patty Castillo-Davis Band on June 28, which will be Kids Night, sponsored by Steps Dance Art Center. Intermission will include a dance exhibition and fun for children including arts and crafts, face painting and a balloon artist;
• The Gottschalks Music Center Jazz Band on July 5 for Patriotic Night, sponsored by American Pet Clinic. Intermission brings on a "Cutest Pet" competition. American food will be served;
• 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.
• Local reggae band A La Lune, with the Fun Strummers Ukulele Band during Tiki Tuesday on July 19. 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 concerts take place simultaneously while produce is sold at the Ceres Farmers Market. Activities for the kids have included face painting and balloon creations. Hot foods and beer are also served at the park during concerts.
The Ceres Chamber is also offering a Concert Cash Pass promotion with winners having repeat chances to win $500 cash. If winners are not present, they win $250 and a second winner is drawn to split the money pot. Concert Cash Passes are on sale at the Chamber office in downtown Ceres and at the concerts for $35 each.