County kicks off free concert series in Dos Picos Park on Saturday

Five hours of music, craft booths, food and other refreshments in Dos Picos County Park will start at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, when the county kicks off its Concerts in the Park fall series.

County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting the free concerts to benefit the San Diego Parks Society and music programs for at-risk youth. Others will be held this fall in other San Diego County parks. A $3 parking fee will be charged at Dos Picos Park at 17956 Dos Picos Park Road.

Performances at the Dos Picos event include The Bassics, specializing in The Beatles and oldies, the Latin-inspired salsa of the Afrojazziacs, and Steal Dawn, featuring contemporary rock hits.

The band lineup is:

•Noon to 12:40 p.m., The Bassics

•1 to 2 p.m., Affrojazziacs

•2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Steal Dawn

•4 to 5 p.m., Steal Dawn

Opportunity drawings with “terrific gifts” will be held, said Dave Holt, a San Diego parks district manager, and food and drink will be available for purchase. Food trucks — InSliders and Two for the Road — will offer such fare as sliders, fries, lobster rolls, crabcakes and salmon burgers, he said.

In addition, vendors will be on hand selling their crafts.

Ramona Rotary Club members will man the beer garden. Proceeds after expenses will go to Ramona Rotary Foundation to benefit the club’s scholarship fund and community projects.

The concert will be in the eastern part of the park where the bands will play in the covered gazebo, and families can sit at shaded picnic tables or on blankets in the grass area.

For more information, visit www.sdcounty.ca.gov/parks.

   
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