Summer Concerts at the Gazebo in Winters
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 the 22nd season of free Summer Concerts at the Gazebo 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 4 with The Bottom Dwellers, a four-piece Americana band from Woodland, named Outstanding Country Band at the Sacramento Area Music Awards (Sammies). With original songs ranging from gritty Bakersfield-style twang to sweet harmonic ballads, the Bottom Dwellers have a uniquely distinct California sound. Learn more at bottomdwellersmusic.com. The City of Winters will not be doing a fireworks show on July 4—bring your family out for a picnic and some great live music instead!
On July 11, the Clinton Davis Trio presents an evening of old-time American folk music. A fifth-generation Kentuckian now based in San Diego, Davis performs on guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and mandolin. He will be joined by guitarist Tim McNalley and mandolinist Nick Montemarano, with special appearances by Mara Kaye, a classic blues vocalist from Brooklyn, and Rebecca Stout, the Alabaman flatfoot dancer. Learn more at clintonrossdavis.com.
July 18will bring Tropicali Flames, a Sacramento ensemble that merges mid-century genres—rockabilly, New Orleans jazz, Western swing, and rhythm and blues—and spikes it all with a touch of Latin heat. It’s definitely high energy. You can sample some tunes at facebook.com/tropicaliflames.
The series concludes on July 25 with Los Tres de Winters, playing 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 Mexico and the U.S. Check them out on YouTube.
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. Winters Friends of the Library will have delicious refreshments for sale, and all proceeds will support the Winters Community 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 and Oates Country Store.