Saturday in the Park- McLaren Free Concert Series Returns

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the Friends of the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park (AMP) announced today the new 2014 Saturday in the Park-McLaren free concert series has returned to the McLaren Park’s outdoor Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.  There will be six free family friend concerts showcasing performance and talents that appeal to all ages and musical taste2014 Saturday in the Park-McLaren Lineup. 

Situated on a sunny hillside meadow and surrounded by tall shade trees, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre creates an intimate, friendly setting, allowing for the talents of these artists to truly shine. Concert goers can enjoy bringing the family and a picnic lunch, away from the “hustle and bustle,” for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.

 

“We want to bring people together in special way and showcase area talent,” said Linda Litehiser of Friends of the Amp.

 

“We are proud to be a partner with the Friends of AMP hosting this wonderful concert series serving San Franciscans, especially those who reside near McLaren Park,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We look forward to another successful year for Saturday in the Park-McLaren concerts.”

 

The Mission of the Saturday in the Park-McLaren Concert Series is to promote and foster local talent, present an eclectic range of free live music performances in an outdoor Greek-style stage, and work to revive San Francisco’s legacy of a rich original music scene that produced today’s music legends.

 

Saturday in the Park-McLaren is funded by SF Parks Alliance, grants & donations and support from SF Recreation & Parks, SF District Attorney’s Office & the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors.

 

2014 Saturday in the Park-McLaren Lineup:

August 9 – Cool, Blue & Rockin’ – Modern/Classic Rock and R&B Show
August 16 – Around the World with International Music & Dancers
August 23 – Blues, Funk & Soul
September 27 – Children’s Concert
October 4 – Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Show – A Tribute to Pete Seeger
October 11 – Good Time & Sing-Along Concert: Improvisational & Celtic Jam Band Musics.

 

For more information about Saturdays in the Park – McLaren visit the Saturday in the Park McLaren Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saturday-in-the-Park-McLaren/546735475383735.

 

Attached photo courtesy of Friends of AMP.

 

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