Downey reveals summertime Concerts in the Park lineup
DOWNEY — Downey’s Concerts in the Park series returns this summer to Furman Park with five concerts, including performances by mainstays such as the Downey Symphony and 1st Marine Division Band.
The full lineup was revealed in the city’s parks and recreation guide, which was recently mailed to Downey households.
Below is the full concert schedule. All performances begin at 7 p.m. at Furman Park, with the exception of an Aug. 3 show at Golden Park.
Mark Easterday and the 40oz Band
Mark Easterday is a country cover singer. In this performance, he’ll be backed by the 40oz Band, playing today’s country hits, from Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean, and also classics from Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffett.
Salsa Caliente is a Latin salsa band that has played the Southern California music scene for over a decade. They’ve been featured in television commercials and on TV, including an appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Downey’s own professional symphony since 1948, the group will perform “an enchanting performance of classical music” under the direction of music director Sharon Lavery.
1st Marine Division Band
Based out of Camp Pendleton, the 1st Marine Division Band consists of 50 active duty U.S. Marines. Their patriotic program is always a crowd favorite.
The Wiseguys big band plays everything from swing to swank. This performance is being marketed as “A Night Under the Stars with the Mayor.”
Tease plays the best in Latin, R&B, Top 40, Old School, and hits from the 80s and 90s. This performance begins at 5 p.m. at Golden Park, and will be immediately followed by a screening of the animated film “Sing.”