The annual Summer Concerts in the Park in nearby Eagle Rock is opening this Sunday, July 2, with a special double performance as well as a fireworks show. Santana tribute band Soul Sacrifice and headlining ’80s cover band Past Action Heroes will perform at 4 p.m. and 6:30, respectively, at the Eagle Rock Recreation Center outdoor stage. It will be followed by fireworks starting at 9 p.m.
The venue is located at 1100 Eagle Vista Drive in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock district. Concerts will be held each Sunday evening on a weekly basis through the end of August. Beginning July 9, all concerts will begin at 6 p.m. The remainder of the summer schedule is:
July 9: Flamenco Souls, a Latin jazz band
July 16: Woody & the Longboards, a Beach Boys tribute band. (The evening will also feature an on-site car show beginning at 5 p.m.)
July 23: 4 Lads From Liverpool, a Beatles tribute band
July 30: Dan Olivo & His 3 Horn Band
Aug. 6: Abba L.A., an Abba tribute band
Aug. 13: Kenny Metcalf as Elton John, proceeded by the Bob Baker Marionettes at 5 p.m.
Aug. 20: Dean Colley’s Hot August Night, a tribute to Neil Diamond
Aug. 27: Jack Lantz Big Band
Concert series sponsors include Wendy Carillo, Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Councilmember Kevin DeLeon, Rantz Automotive, One Stop Auto Care, Tritch Hardware, Street Food Cinema, Fitzburgh Realty, Casa Bianca, Sir Michael’s Rentals, Vita Cavillo Canzona Realty, Annandale Nursery/Quality Scape Inc., Mosquito Squad, UGLA, Eagle Rock Plaza, and Solheim Senior Housing.
For further information, call (323) 225-5466.
“This is our 26th year of concerts and it is a perfect place to spend a Sunday evening,” said Michael Nogueira, who plays a key role in organizing the event. “It’s free, it’s for all ages and it’s safe; we have LAPD [security] presence. The music is great; every concert is going to be amazing. The sponsors, who are local people and businesses, make this all happen.”
First published in the July 1 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.