One of the real pleasures of the season is to listen to live music outdoors on a balmy summer evening. Winters Friends of the Library invites everyone to enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings in July, 7:00–8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Park Gazebo, Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Winters.
The series will kick off on July 7 with Peter Petty and his Dubble P Boys, one of the most creatively entertaining and versatile Country & Western-themed bands around. Bandleader Peter Petty has gathered an outstanding group of talented players to create this Cowboy Cabaret. They perform old-timey hokum with an eye to the traditional, but also with tongue in cheek. Learn more at peterpetty.biz.
July 14 will bring Bonanza King, a popular Winters-based band playing a high-energy blend of western swing, old country, jazz and blues. Bandleader Kari King’s rich, expressive vocals, the tight ensemble and clever arrangements, and the veteran band members’ musical skill and obvious enjoyment produce a fun experience for all. Learn more at bonanzakingband.com.
On July 21, Triism will perform jazz standards, pop music, and original compositions. The saxophone trio just returned from winning the grand prize at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition, part of EUROPAfest 2016, where they beat out 24 other semifinalists with musicians from 26 countries. Their arrangements are collaborative and often develop out of conversations about politics, pop culture, science, and comedy. Learn more at soundcloud.com/triismjazz.
The series concludes on July 28 with Los Tres de Winters presenting an evening of Norteño-style music, with accordion, bajo sexto, and bass. This lively music is a hybrid of Mexican and Spanish vocal traditions with waltzes and polkas brought to Mexico by Czech and German immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century. It evolved in the north of Mexico and is now a favorite style throughout the western U.S.
Invite your friends and neighbors, bring a blanket or lawn chairs or sit on the grass, sip a cool drink, and enjoy some fine live music on a summer evening. The concerts are free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. The Friends of the Library will have delicious refreshments for sale, and all proceeds will support the Winters Library. For more information, contact Keith Cary at (530) 795-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s concert series is sponsored by Waste Management.