Concerts in the Park 2015 wrap-up
–The Concerts in the Park 2015 series was amazing and very successful. This year had some great bands in the line-up. Some were new to the Concert Series, and some were returning favorites. We started off with Grammy Award Winning Louie and the Lovers who rocked the park with their incredible sound. The Mojo Combo followed up with their upbeat blues, soul and classic rock style. Cuesta Ridge came out offering their bluegrass sound for an evening.
Wild the Coyote, led by local Mo Smesme brought in a full-house and had music enthusiasts out dancing and having a good time right before the Fourth of July celebrations! The Jammies came out and gave a spectacular appearance as always with their Classic Rock and blues genre. Dr. Danger showcased rock & blues. Big Daddy’s Blues Band opened the night with a special guest appearance from Dr. Alexander Castellanos M.D. playing the Star Spangled Banner, complete with Boy Scouts presenting the flag. We welcomed The Martin Paris Band back for a night of familiar rock and country tunes, a hit for all in attendance. JD Project brought in the August portion of the series, playing up the crowd with some great Rock, Blues and Soul.
The Brass Factory highlighted their classic rock and soul sound, and community favorite, long time concert closer, and arguably favorite band every year, Monte Mills and The Lucky Horseshoe Band concluded the series with their great music, complete with free ice cream sundaes courtesy of Templeton Market & Deli, and served by Templeton School District Staff Members.
In conclusion a special thanks must go out to the following groups and businesses for their extremely generous donations, which made this seasons Concert Series a smash hit.
Central Coast Builders, Inc.
Bill Gaines Audio
Twin Cities Community Hospital
Carmel & Naccasha, LLP
Mid-State Solid Waste & North County Recycling
Alexander Castellanos, M.D.
Templeton Chamber of Commerce
Templeton REC Foundation
Dr. Bradley S. Kurgis, D.O.
Templeton Market & Deli
Edward Jones Investments – Matt Oppedahl
First American Title
Heritage Oaks Bank
Chulo’s Café & Cantina
Templeton Lion’s Club
Chicago Grade Landfill
Pomar Ridge Olive Farm
Special Thanks to Allen Kroger with Templeton Craftsman Classic Homes who donated eleven, $100 McPhees Grill gift certificates that Recreation Department Staff raffled at each concert. His donation enabled us to raise $3,345 to offset concert costs.
If you would like to be a future sponsor, vendor, or have an idea for a band for next year’s 2016 season, please contact the Recreation Department at (805) 434-4909. Band submissions for the 2016 season will be due on February 5, 2016. Vendor applications for the 2016 Concerts in the Park Series are due March 18, 2016.