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SUMMER CONCERT, YAP DANCERS, KIDS ZONE IN THE PARK - SEPT. 17
Featured Bands: The Blondies and Tortilla Soup

Berkeley, California (Thursday, September 08, 2016) - Bring family and friends to Grove Park and dance along with DJ R. Payne and the Young Adult Project Dancers, and listen to two bands, the Blondies and Tortilla Soup.

The afternoon concert, the third in the City's summer concert series in the parks, will also have Berkeley's own YAP Hip Hop Dance Group, Line Dancing, solo youth artist Teana Boston and DJ Payne.  The featured artists, The Blondies is a Berkeley-based indie rock band followed by Tortilla Soup with a touch of R & B, Ol' School Funk and Latin Music. The "Kids Zone" will include a bounce house, "Buki the Clown", balloon twisting, 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 features 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:soup

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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