Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The community is invited to attend the free Summer Concert Series, starting July 6 through August 10, at Eastgate Park, 12001 St. Mark Street. A total of six concerts will be held Thursday nights, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Kicking-off the series is Stone Soul, playing classic Motown hits.

The first concert also celebrates July as Parks Make Life Better Month. Concert goers are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to participate in free activities, hosted by the City’s Community Services Department. The activities include carnival games, air brush tattoos, bouncers, blow-up obstacle courses, and giveaways. Attendees can also get a sneak peek at some of the fun recreational classes offered this summer through the Garden Grove Parks and Recreation Guide.

Various vendors will be selling food, beverages, and dessert. Food trucks will also be on site, including OC Burger Monster and 3 In 1, who specialize in popcorn chicken, ice cream, churros, and other delicacy foods.

Beginning July 13, a pre-show to the concerts will have top vocalists from the Garden Grove Unified School District compete in The Voice of Garden Grove 2017, a singing competition for local high school students. One lucky student will win a $500 cash prize, the title, The Voice of Garden Grove 2017, and another $500 for their high school choir program. The 20 students to compete are listed online at the Garden Grove Community Foundation website

For the safety and enjoyment of all, no canopies or golf carts permitted in the park.

The 2017 free Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Garden Grove Community Foundation, City of Garden Grove, AT&T, GKN Aerospace, and Republic Services.

A complete listing of the 2017 Summer Concert Series follows:

  • July 6, Stone Soul (Classic Soul and Motown Tribute)
  • July 13, L.A.Vation (Tribute to U2)
  • July 20, Jeri Curl (80’s Funk with tributes to Michael Jackson and Prince)
  • July 27, The Suffragettes (Today’s Top 40’s Hits)
  • August 3, The Kellye Huff Band (Modern Country)
  • August 10, The Answer (Classic Rock)

For more information about the free Summer Concert Series, call (714) 741-5200.

For photos and live footage of the series, visit the Garden Grove Community Foundation on Facebook or search for #ggsummerconcerts.