Get ready to ROCK at the City of Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. Come revel in the sounds of timeless Rock and Roll with friends and family! Bring your beach chairs and let the music take you away! Enjoy the free series of eight consecutive Saturday concerts held at Central Park at 7:00 pm, beginning July 8 and running through August 26.
July 8: Queen Nation– Queen Nation is an amazing tribute to one of rock’s legendary show bands – Queen. Lead vocalist Joe Retta captures Freddie Mercury’s voice, style and mannerisms so incredibly that combined with Mike McMannus on guitar doing the Brian May riffs, you would swear you’ve been thrown back in time and are watching Queen live in concert. Queen Nation has been hailed by many critics as one of the best Queen re-creations in the world with thousands of loyal fans throughout Southern California.
July 15: Kalimba (Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute) – Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire, is considered the best Tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Based out of the Pacific Northwest, Kalimba has been together since 2011, spawning from the dream of lead vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, who along with drummer, Jeff Haile, started the vision of playing the music that they listened to growing up. Kalimba performs nationally across the country at casinos, state fairs and some of the country’s most prestigious jazz clubs. In 2013, Sheldon Reynolds, former Earth Wind and Fire guitarist said, “out of 1000 other bands that I have heard play this material, Kalimba is the first band that gets it like it’s supposed to be played.”
July 22: The Atomic Punks (Val Halen Tribute)– The Atomic Punks are a tribute to early Van Halen, the David Lee Roth era. Formed in 1994, the Atomic Punks have performed well over 1,500 shows in various locations including: Hollywood, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, Honolulu, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, New York City and most importantly, Pasadena, where Van Halen started their meteoric rise to stardom. Voted best tribute band by L.A.’s Rock City News six years in a row, The Atomic Punks have established a national following that continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
July 29: Double Wide and Savannah Burrows (Country) – Double Wide is a rockin’ country western show band that features members of the Boogie Knights band. One of Southern California’s premier country cover bands, this act combines the showmanship sensibilities of a classic rock act with the heart and soul of pop and classic country. Double Wide performs country hits from artists like Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr. with a driving rhythm, seamless vocal harmonies and virtuoso instrumentals. So get ready to line-dance and rock out!
Savannah Burrows won the local round of the 35th Country Showdown national talent contest held July 16, 2016, performing in front of 8,000 fans at Central Park. She is a singer-songwriter from Santa Clarita who performs only her own original songs and has taken the stage at the legendary Blue Bird Café in Nashville, Tenn., the same place where Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift were discovered. In addition to competing in the Country Showdown, America’s Largest Country Music Talent Showcase, she has opened locally for ACM Vocal Duo of the Year nominees the Swon Brothers.
Aug 5: Savor (Santana Tribute) – Savor was formed to honor the 40-year career of Latin-Rock legend, Carlos Santana, with all the raw power of the self-titled album issued in 1969 to the recent spate of hits with current stars; all the music that makes Santana so well loved. With a team of consummate musicians, the band churns out hits like Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Europa, Samba Pa Ti and more. Their amazing renditions will make it hard for you to believe you’re not listening to the real Santana! Don’t miss this band!
Aug 12: The Petty Breakers (Tom Petty Tribute) – The PettyBreakers is the nation’s leading “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert. All the classics – American Girl, Break Down, Free Fallin, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, and so many more are perfectly reproduced by the PettyBreakers. Playing to packed houses all over the nation, the band is comprised of excellent musicians who have performed and recorded with international artists. The PettyBreakers were chosen to perform on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” honoring the music of this legendary American icon.
Aug 19: 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime Tribute) – Catch 40 oz. to Freedom and enjoy a professional tribute to Sublime with the greatest hits from now and then. 40 oz. to Freedom has played venues in Canada, Colorado, California, Texas and more. In 2010, the band won the San Diego Music Award for Best Tribute Band and has developed one of the largest tribute followings in the world with their So-Cal vibe, thumping bass lines, rad beats and shredding guitar riffs topped off with soul quenching vocals.
Aug 26: The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute) – Going into their 14th year and considered one of the top Beatles tribute acts in the country, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics with their uncanny channeling of The Beatles. With a repertoire of over 150 songs and spanning the entire Beatles epoch—from Hamburg to the Rooftop—The Sun Kings shine in concert with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with a driving energy, joy and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances. Experience The Sun Kings in concert and you will hear the concert The Beatles never gave!