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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 07/09/2010
Subject :

Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series Moved to Saturdays
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Tom Chapin Kicks off Series Sat 7/17
Contact : Brittany Heideman, Theatre/Arts Specialist, Community Services    650-463-4930
ej Taylor, Assistant Director    650-463-4933
Palo Alto, CA -- The City of Palo Alto in partnership with the Palo Alto Weekly kicks off the Annual Twilight Concert Series this Saturday, July 17 at 6:30 pm with Grammy Award winner, Tom Chapin.  The concerts, previously on Tuesdays, have been moved to Saturdays in response to community feedback, in an effort to increase attendence and satisfy sponsors.

For more than 30 years Tom Chapin has written and recorded music that spans styles and generations.  With his life-affirming original tunes, remarkable musicianship, and personal warmth, Chapin has been called "The Pied Piper of Children's Music" by Parents Magazine. His live performances engage the hearts, minds, and imaginations of children and adults alike.  Chapin says of his music, "Mine is not a traditional music, but it comes from a tradition.  My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between." The concert will be presented at Mitchell Park and is open to the public. 

Concerts in the series entertain a wide variety of audiences. All concerts occur on Saturdays at 6:30 pm. All concerts are free to the public.

  • July 24 - Mitchell Park: Mark Russo and the Classy Cats, a swing and jazz band.
  • July 31 - California Avenue: Pellejo Seco, an Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble.
  • August 7 - Mitchell Park: The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, a tribute band.
  • August 14 - Mitchell Park: Fotia, a band combining traditional Greek folk music, Greek blues, and popular Greek.
  • August 21 - Cubberley Community Center Amphitheater: Teens on the Green, a concert featuring local youth bands.

The Concerts are a great way to bring families and the community together through great music.

Produced by The City of Palo Alto Arts and Sciences Division the concert receives funding from The Palo Alto Utilities Department, and the Palo Alto Weekly, with financial sponsorship from The Palo Alto Community Fund, La Bodeguita del Medio, Speciality Operations Solutions, The Counter, Piazza's Fine Foods and Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream. Click here for more information.