Music In the Park Returns To LCF July 5

La Cañada Flintridge city officials are bringing back the popular Music in the Park Concert Series this summer, with 10 bands lined up for local residents to enjoy on Sundays at Memorial Park. Admission is free to all concerts.

The series will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 5 – national holiday because July 4 falls on a Sunday. Concerts will then move to their regular weekly time – from 6 to 8 p.m. – and continue every Sunday thereafter through Sept. 5, which is Labor Day weekend.

The wide variety of popular genres range from classic rock to reggae to soul.

The concert schedule will be:

July 5 – Captain Cardiac & the Coronaries (special start time 3:30 p.m.)

July 11 – Misplaced Priorities (classic rock)

July 18 – Steve Roth (tribute to Elvis Presley)

July 25 – The Jack Lantz Big Band

Aug. 1 – Hot August Nights (Neil Diamond songs)

Aug. 8 – FM Radio– “Every Style Along The Dial!”

Aug. 15 – The Funky Hippeez (disco/funk)

Aug. 22 – Upstream Music (reggae)

Aug. 29 – My Generation (tribute to the British Invasion)

Sept. 5 – Floyd & the Flyboys (soul rhythm and blues)

City officials that “to ensure an enjoyable experience for all, the following guidelines will be mandated at all concerts”:

Roping off areas is prohibited.

Umbrellas must be lowered during concerts.

Canopies only allowed at the back of the park.

Un-permitted solicitation is prohibited.

Dogs must be on leash.

“Bring a picnic basket, blankets and chairs to enjoy the live music and summer weather,” a city statement said. “Please note that all events are subject to guidelines established by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. The City will not be requiring advance ticketing/registration or setting capacity limits for the concerts. Those who are not or cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19 are encouraged to continue to exercise caution and good judgement as physical distancing requirements and capacity limitation are removed.”

 

On Happy Note, City Approves Music in the Park’s Return

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council discussed items on Tuesday that anticipate a return to pre-pandemic days, approving the revival of Music in the Park beginning July 5 after the popular summer concert series was canceled in 2020 due to restrictions set by the Los Angeles County health department.

Coinciding with L.A. County’s recent arrival in the yellow tier, the least restrictive level in the state’s four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the city staff told council members it is planning to conform with the protocols currently in place for outdoor live events and performances. Under current requirements, the city is securing bands and vendors to provide 10 live concerts (instead of the traditional 16), starting Monday, July 5, and every Sunday thereafter through Sept. 5. 

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City Hall Reopening Nears, More Summer Music Shows Dropped

With Los Angeles County in Phase 3 of California’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap, the La Cañada Flintridge staff notified City Council members of its plans of reopening City Hall to the public during a virtual meeting on Tuesday.
Staff is currently acquiring supplies and apparatus in an effort to follow the county’s public safety guidelines, according to City Manager Mark Alexander. He is hopeful to open City Hall with limited hours on Monday, July 20, a date that is subject to change because of the unpredictability of COVID-19.
Council members expressed a hope of hosting in-person public hearings but they were shot down by Alexander, who said the county’s restrictions on large assemblies remain unchanged.
The same goes for Music in the Park, which is now canceled through July 19. Alexander, who had scratched all shows in June, told the council that the first three concerts in July have been nixed.
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