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Entertainment Takes Center Stage At Park Fete
The New Past will be a returning musical group to the Park Fete stage, scheduled to perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

Rock and roll, an Elvis tribute, dancers and a ‘circus of smiles’ will all take to the stage for the weekend’s Park Fete celebration in Escalon.

The annual summer festival brings in visitors from near and far and the entertainment is virtually non-stop from Friday evening to late night Saturday.

Kicking off the fun on Friday, July 13 will be The New Past, performing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the city’s Main Street Stage, situated in the park along the city’s main street.

Escalon High School grads Mike Martin and Aaron Brown have been friends for over 30 years and have crafted a unique style of crowd-pleasing music and storytelling.

Gotcha Covered will be the headliner on Friday night, playing from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The 2012 MAMA (Modesto Area Music Association) winner for Best Blue Collared Band, the group features a wide variety of music, covering hits from the ‘70s on up to today’s music.

On Saturday, the local PowerHouse Dance Studio takes over the stage at 11:45 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. for a number of performances by a variety of age groups. The Escalon Azores Band will perform from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the El Portal/EHS Summer Band takes the stage from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Join in with the Circus of Smiles from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a clown comedy, juggling, acrobatic performance fun for all ages.

Elvis Tribute Artist, Tony Freitas, performs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring a number of hits and Never 2 Late will bring their country sounds to the stage from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Greg Rivera, Brian Head and Tim Tanis offer up soft rock and country from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the headliner band for Saturday night, Alex Lucero and Live Again, will wow the crowd from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a mix of old and new, featuring rock, funk and even a little soul.

The annual Park Fete celebration has no admission fee and all entertainment on the Main Stage is also provided free of charge.