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SUMMER CONCERT, SALSA DANCING, KIDS ZONE IN THE PARK: AUG. 13
Featured Bands: Funky Latin Orchestra and Mariachi Mexicanisimo

Berkeley, California (Thursday, August 04, 2016) - Bring family and friends to James Kenney Park to listen to and dance along with two bands, Funky Latin Orchestra and Mariachi Mexicanisimo.

The afternoon concert, the second in the City's summer concert series in the parks, will also have salsa dancing and food. The "Kids Zone" will include a bounce house and face painting as well as arts and crafts.

Live performances begin at 1:00 pm so come early and bring your blankets, umbrella, and low back beach chairs to enjoy music on the lawn at this beautiful park. 

The once a month series from July through October will feature different genres of music in the afternoons in various parks throughout Berkeley. 

Sponsored by the City of Berkeley's Department of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, these family friendly events are filled with fun, food and music and entertainment from Berkeley musicians and Bay Area bands!

Featured performances include:

August 13 - 12:00 - 4:00 pmFiesta Funk Music in the Park
Fiesta Funk
Funky Latin Orchestra & Mariachi Mexicanisimo
James Kenny Park - 1720 Eighth Street between Delaware and Virginia Streets

September 17 - 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Berkeley Summer Jam
Tortilla Soup & The Blondies
Grove Park, 1730 Oregon Street

October 15 - 11:00 - 4:00 pm
Harvest Festival
Farenhyte 5150 & Gone Fishing
Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street between Hopkins and Cedar Streets

Bring your blankets and low back beach chairs to enjoy music on the lawn at these beautiful parks. All events and music are family friendly and will contain recreation activities for the children.  No alcohol or controlled substances allowed.

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