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.


June 12
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.


June 19
Salsa Caliente

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.”


June 26
Downey Symphony

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.


July 10
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.


July 17
The Wiseguys

The Wiseguys big band plays everything from swing to swank. This performance is being marketed as “A Night Under the Stars with the Mayor.”


Aug. 3

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.”