For the 18th year, the Garden Grove Community Foundation is pleased to host the free Summer Concert Series. The series will kick off the summer with Queen Nation on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Join them, in their Garden Grove debut, as they pay homage to rock group, Queen. A total of six concerts will be held at Eastgate Park, located at 12001 St. Mark Street, every Thursday through August 11, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The first concert also celebrates July as Parks Make Life Better Month. The community is invited to participate in free activities, including carnival games, face painting, and bounce houses, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Among the activities will be a new component to this year’s kickoff concert. A Contract Instructor Fair will give residents a chance to meet class instructors listed in the Garden Grove Parks and Recreation Guide, to ask questions before enrolling.
Various vendors will be selling food, beverages, and dessert. Every Thursday, different gourmet food trucks will offer specialty items to concert goers. The first concert will include Sexy Burger, Greasy Wiener, SOHO Taco, and OH MY GAGA food trucks selling burgers, tacos, and sandwiches.
Beginning July 14, a pre-concert activity will have top vocalists from the community competing to be The Voice of Garden Grove 2016. Weekly finalists will face off at the last concert of the series. Winners will receive a $500 cash prize as well as $500 for his/her Garden Grove Unified School District choral program.
For the safety and enjoyment of all, no canopies, golf carts, or alcohol is permitted in the park.
The 2016 free Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Garden Grove Community Foundation, City of Garden Grove, AT&T, and GKN Aerospace.
The Garden Grove Community Foundation proudly continues its mission of providing programs and activities that enhance the quality-of-life for the community.
A complete listing of the 2016 free Summer Concert Series follows:
July 7, Queen Nation (Tribute to Queen)
July 14, Flashback Heart Attack (New Wave 80’s)
July 21, Knyght Ryder (80's and 90’s Hits)
July 28, Gold Rush Country (Contemporary Country)
August 4, The Suffragettes (Top 40 Hits)
August 11, The Answer (Classic Rock)
For more information about the free Summer Concert Series, please call (714) 741-5200. To view photos from previous years, visit the Garden Grove City Hall or Garden Grove Community Foundation Facebook pages.