Temperatures will be close to the century mark on Friday, but Oakdale Chamber Commerce will nonetheless start its annual summer series, Concerts in the Park.
Each Friday night through the summer, residents are encouraged to come to Dorada Park, adjacent to the community pool and the childrens’ play park, and enjoy live music and dinner. Many people bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and beverages to enjoy the show. A handful of vendors also typically set up and offer some treats.
Opening night for the summer series will be this Friday, July 15 and feature the music of Live Again with front man Alex Lucero on lead vocals. The shows begin about 6:30 p.m. and they are scheduled to run until 8:30 p.m., though many musicians opt to stay and play a bit later, depending on the crowd.
After Live Again this week, performers for the summer are scheduled to include: Taillights, July 22; Never 2 Late, July 29; Barbara Findlay and Jim Ramont, Aug. 5; California 99ers, Aug. 12; Remedy, Aug. 19 and Lodgepole Pickers, Aug. 26.
Several businesses have contributed to sponsorships for the summer series, in addition to the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oakdale.