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Aug 23

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Acoustic Soul Fest success in McLaren Park free concert series

Well this weekend the Portola Planet editor had a 7 year old’s birthday party to attend and our senior journalist, Alex Hobbs, is roughing it in Africa. So we were unable to make the wonderful start to the “Saturday in the Park” series of free concerts in McLaren Park. BUT Laura Kemp has been kind enough to be a guest reporter for us tonight and has provided some feedback and photos from the day.

Saturday in the Park McLaren opened its 2015 season on Saturday with the “Acoustic Soul Fest” featuring the Bay Area’s own, Martin Luther McCoy, Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Faye Carol, the incredibly talented girl band YouNique, dynamic vocalist Viveca Hawkins, and The Three Bells. The concert, held at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, featured extraordinary local talent at a wonderful, if albeit, under-utilised local venue. A big THANK YOU! to the organizers & volunteers who made this event happen. It was the perfect day for an outdoor concert – great weather, dramatic natural location, plus plenty of seating, bathrooms close by, and a friendly community vibe. However, the attendance was low, probably no more than 100 people. The organizers asked that we show our support for free music in the park by attending, contributing our dollars & by getting the word out to the community at large.

Hope to see you next Saturday, August 29th, 1pm-4pm The Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre for the 2nd concert in the series, “Flavors of the South Side”, featuring local musicians, Pucci & the Pups, Back Porch Band, and Delmarva.

Visit the Facebook Page “Saturday in the Park McLaren” for more info and here are a few pictures. Thanks Laura! The Planet will definitely be attending the next event.

Faye Carol Martin Luther McCoy, Faye Carol Martin Luther McCoy YouNique

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