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Greg Scudder to kick off the Ceres Concerts in the Park series on June 13
• Whitmore Park events are free to attend
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The Ceres Concerts in the Park series will kick off on June 13 with local favorite country musician Greg Scudder & the Honky Tonk Heroes.

If you couldn’t tell it by the rising temperature, summer is on its way and with it comes the return of the Ceres Concerts in the Park series on Tuesday evenings, starting June 13, in Whitmore Park.

Ceres Recreation Manager Joey Chavez said the concerts will start at 6:30 p.m., a half later than the previous 6 p.m. starting time. The change is being made to place the concerts at a time of the evening when the day is cooling off. Concerts will run until 8:30 p.m.

The concert series will kick off with local favorite country musician Greg Scudder & the Honky Tonk Heroes.

The Tuesday, June 20 concert will feature Los Reales Del Norte.

The Patty Davis Band is scheduled to perform on June 27.

The series will skip a week since the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday but will return on July 11 with “Gotcha Country.”

On July 18 the “Cover 5 Band” will perform.

The series concludes on July 25 with “Lavonne and the Trainwreck.”

Concerts are free to attend and the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

The city plans to have three to four food vendors on the site as well as bring back Five Eye Brewing in Ceres selling beer. The public can also bring its own food and drink.

Last year was the first time that Chavez got to experience the concert series since he was hired December 2021.

“The crowds were awesome last year,” said Chavez. “It was a whole family atmosphere last year. I’d say we had about 150 to 200 every night. Some people brought tables and played games before the concerts started.”

Last year was also the first concerts since the city purchased new sound equipment with federal ARPA funds. One of those happy about the purchase was John Silveira who runs the sound board for city functions.