By RUSS GORDON
The LA County Summer Concert Series is set to begin May 17.
This will be the Series 24th year and it’ll be our best. We’re hoping to go to print with the concert fliers in the next two weeks.
Almost all of the acts can be found on “Google” and “Youtube.”
Here is the schedule:
5/17 Overlook Park What Made Milwaukee Famous Indie-rock from Austin, Texas Los Alamos County Kite Festival
5/24 Ashley Pond Red Elvises Siberian rock- LA’s favorite band! KRSN AM 1490
5/31 TBA Los Pinguos Argentina’s great traditional & folk-rock band 6/7 Central & Main Warren Hood Band alt-rock, alt-country & alt-blues from Austin
6/8 Central & Main Eddy & the Nomads 50’s & 60’s classic rock. LA’s second favorite band! Music for the LAChamberFest 10 a.m. music 11 a.m.
6/14 Ashley Pond Lightnin‘ Malcolm Piedmont Blues from Mississippi
6/21 Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Homemade Jamz‘ Blues Band Contemporary electric blues from Tupelo, Ms. Ski Hill Night
6/28 Ashley Pond Simo straight-ahead rock from Tennessee
7/4 Overlook Park Nomads leads the music for the LA Kiwanis Club Fireworks music starts at 3 pm. fireworks start at dark
7/5 TBA Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Funk from Ashville, NC
7/12 Ashley Pond West African Highlife Band fabulous dance band Some of West Africa’s greatest musicians
7/19 TBA Paula Nelson Band Texas country-rock & her dad is invited 7/26 Ashley Pond Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Rockabilly & roots-rock
8/2 TBA Guy Forsyth Texas Country-rock-jazz-blues One of best shows we’ve ever had here.
8/9 Ashley Pond James Hyland & the Joint Chiefs Texas country Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Concert
8/10 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo 8/16 TBA Lisa Morales Band Blues-rock-country & Spanish from San Antonio, Texas
8/23 Ashley Pond Pato Banto & the Now Generation Reggae & ska star from Birmingham, England American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life Concert”
8/30 LANB DK & the Affordables Rockabilly/Roots rock From Los Alamos Los Alamos National Bank Night
9/13 TBA TBA “Next Big Idea Concert” 9/14 Next Big Idea: A LA Festival of Discovery, Innovation & Invention
The acts are all booked and now we’re doing our fundraising. I may be doing this backward but now you know what’s coming. If you feel the concerts warrant a donation from you, your business, or your office, please send that donation to Gordons’ Concerts 109 Central Park Square Los Alamos, NM 87544.
There’s a fundraising concert this Friday night, April 12 at the Posse Lodge starring the Los Alamos roots-rock band, DK & the Affordables. The band and some friends are donating their time and all money will go toward the Series. The band members are DK Warner on guitar & lead vocal. Rob Heineman on bass and vocals. Drummer Scott Beguin can’t make the show but the great Santa Fe drummer, Jeff Sussman will replace him. Aaron Anderson is the keyboardist and Quinn Marksteiner is the saxman. These cats rock! Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Appetizers are being donated by Susan Brockway, Andrea Pistone, Kimber Heineman, Kim Lazerus and DK & Jocelyn Warner. I’ve been told “not to worry about any of this” so I won’t but it would be great if you can come. Come with or without a partner cause I know there’s gonna be a lot of wonderful people there. I’ll bring the napkins, plastic ware and plates.
Back to the the Concert Series. We’re gonna have a great time with at least 19 concerts. I’ll be telling you who all our sponsors are soon. Please let me know if you want to be included in our advertising. Two years ago my computer died and I lost most of my e-mail list. If you’d like to be notified of our events and receive concert e-mails, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also befriend me on Facebook under Russell Gordon if you wish.
Check out the bands’ websites and I hope that you’ll be as excited about the new Series as I am. My website is http://www.facebook.com/l/HAQFgcsZd/www.gordonssummerconcerts.com. Also check out http://www.facebook.com/l/rAQEMjaFB/www.dkandtheaffordables.com.