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May 4, 2011 (El Cajon)--Concerts on the Green, downtown El Cajon’s free weekly Friday night summer music series, opens this Friday, May 6, 2011. Chosen one of San Diego Magazine’s Top 10 outdoor music venues, Concerts on the Green at Prescott Promenade Park feature musicians performing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Opening night of 2011 features San Diego’s favorites - the Mar Dels – to rock your socks off.


A sample of this year’s band list includes the popular Candye Kane, with her hot swing and blues music, the Taildraggers, a favorite North County bluegrass band, “Sonos” an on-tour, emerging indie a capella group, and East County’s own swinging Downbeat Big Band. Queen of the Boogie-Woogie, Sue Palmer, returns for her 16th season with her “Motel Swing Band”. Aunt Kizzy’s Boys bring out the blues and join many other top notch musicians for the diverse 22-week concert series.


The Master of Ceremonies list includes DJ’s Rich Rile and Lars Michaelsen, long time favorite Ed Waymire, and many lively guest MC’s throughout the season. “Great music and cool atmosphere with no admission charge make Concerts on the Green a contender for your favorite Friday night destination”, said El Cajon’s downtown revitalization director, Cindi Fargo.


Presented by the El Cajon Community Development Corporation and the downtown business district, the event is sponsored by Sycuan Casino and Taylor Guitars. The family-oriented Concerts on the Green features top entertainers in a comfortable, park setting from 6:00 to 8:00 pm every Friday through September 30th. Blues, oldies, swing, a capella, jazz, Latin, blue grass and country western groups – this year’s line-up has something for everyone. Bring your beach chairs and dancing shoes, take in a meal at one of downtown’s casual dining spots or picnic on the green and relax until sunset meets the stars.


Free music and free parking draw hundreds of spectators to the Concerts on the Green each week. Come on over to San Diego’s East County - where Main Street meets the Promenade - and join the fun. For more information, call the El Cajon CDC at (619) 401-8858, or visit online at See you Friday nights in Downtown El Cajon!


Concerts on the Green – Schedule

May 6 The Mar Dels - rock & roll
May 13 Candye Kane - swing / blues
May 20 Taildraggers - bluegrass
May 27 Downbeat Big Band - big band / swing
June 3 Rhythm & The Method - rock & roll / folk / indie
June 10 Theo & The Zydeco Patrol - zydeco
June 17 Middle Earth Ensemble - middle eastern fusion
June 24 Upstream - Caribbean / reggae / calypso
July 1 Back to the Garden - classic rock "Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young"
July 8 Downbeat Big Band - big band / swing
July 15 Shawn Rohlf & The Buskers - folk / country
July 22 Fandango - classic rock
July 29 North County Cowboys - country
August 5 Illiana Rose Band - Latin jazz
August 12 Sara Petite & The Sugar Daddies - Americana / country
August 19 Sonos - indie / a cappella
August 26 Aunt Kizzy's Boy's - blues
September 2 Old Town Road - bluegrass
September 9 Akayaa & Bolga Zohdoomah - world music / African
September 16 Scott Martin Latin Soul - Latin jazz
September 23 The Stoney B Blues Band - blues
September 30 Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Band - boogie woogie / swing