It’s been over a year since the Folsom community gathered in the Historic District to enjoy live music at the Zittel Family Amphitheater in the wake of COVID-19 and its many restrictions. Tonight, the wait is over as live music returns to the stage once again with the first of 13 events that will make up the 2021 Thursday night Twilight Concert Series.
Presented by the Historic Folsom Station and Ruby’s Books along with several associate sponsors, the line-up for this year’s series features a broad range of genres that offers something to appeal to just about everyone and is sure to get them up on their feet every Thursday night. It all begins tonight with the R&B sounds of the Aaron Garden band taking the stage.
“We are so thrilled to bring our concert series back to Historic Folsom, it’s been far too long since we have had this wonderful weekly event take place,” said Judy Collinsworth, executive director for the Folsom Historic District Association. “This is great for the community and it is great for all of our merchants in the district that have endured so much over the past year due to COVID-19 restrictions, They are ready to see the community on Thursday nights again. “
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday night, beginning tonight at the stage located at 200 Wool Street, behind the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. Parking is free in the district parking garage that. Each concert is set to wrap up by 9:30 p.m. Concerts are free to the public and seating is first come first serve.
Collinsworth and merchants alike, hope the public will show up in force this outdoor event each week. They encourage concert goers to arrive early and visit the many businesses in the district that support the series and welcome the businesses.
‘Start your evening in the district right after work with dinner and shopping. Then grab an ice cream cone and head to the amphitheater for a fun night of great live music,” said Collinsworth. “Be sure to bring your low backed beach chair or picnic blanket and we look forward to seeing you. “
Collinsworth added that in the coming weeks, the final touches will be put on the new shade structure at the venue. The new structure will add comfort for both patrons and performers and will provide year-round use of the facility ahead.
The series opens tonight with the sounds of the Aaron Gayden Band. On June 10, Jessica Malone takes the stage. June 17 will feature the Ryan Hernandez Band followed by the Sky Kings on June 24. Eazy Dub will perform on July 1 followed by the Cynthia Renee and Company Band on July 8. July 15 will bring Apple Zee to the stage followed by the Cash Prophets on July 22, 8 Track Massacre on July 29, Island of Black and White on August 5, Have Mercy August 12, AKA Live on August 19 and Groove Thang on August 26. In addition to the Thursday night series, watch for details on the Folsom Lake Symphony’s return June 19.
The Folsom Historic District is grateful for the following sponsors to make the music series possible. They include. Presenting Sponsor: Historic Folsom Station; Performer Sponsor: Ruby’s Books S
Stage Sponsors: Folsom Ranch, Power and Staging: Tahoe Sound, Folsom Telegraph, SMUD, Team Stacie/Remax, Snooks Chocolates, Lucky Dog Bakery, Crystal Basin Station, Scott’s Seafood, Not Too Shabby, Pink Ice Cream Cart For more information visit www.HistoricFolsom.org call 916-985-7452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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