Our little park in Tuolumne (too•ol•um•ee) has a bandstand. On Wednesdays in the summer, it also has a weekly farmer’s market. The two together make for a great way to spend an evening, especially after one of those hot summer days, when shade and a nice breeze are a welcome relief.
We usually have four or five local farms selling whatever’s fresh, some artisans selling their wares (my son is partial to the rock and gem guy) and a couple of food vendors. The market gets going around 4, the music starts at 6 and the evening wraps up at 8. It’s friendly and local; a cross-section of our entire community.
The musical lineup has something for everyone, from country to rock to swing. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the summer:
- 07/07/2010 – BAYOU BOYS
- 07/14/2010 – SEQUOIA
- 7/21/2010 – COYOTE HILL
- 07/28/2010 – SWING GITANE
- 08/04/2010 – CRASH LANDING
- 08/11/2010 – ALL 4 THEE
- 08/18/2010 – JAMES AND THE JUKES
- 08/25/2010 – DOSSI ON THE ROCKS
- 09/01/2010 – BLACK IRISH BAND
- 09/08/2010 – DOUBLE TROUBLE KARAOKE
- 09/15/2010 – BIG NATION
- 9/22/2010 – JESSE JAMES & THE OUTLAWS
- 09/29/2010 – HILLS BROTHERS
This past Wednesday featured the elder statesmen (sorry guys, but it’s true) of our local rock scene, Crazy Ivan. Greg Noll (guitar), Mike Gonzales (bass) and Jim Anderson (drums) clearly loved playing for a hometown crowd and the feeling was mutual. The video below was shot at another local event, the reopening of The Rock restaurant, in nearby Twain Harte.
If you’re in the area, come join us of a Wednesday evening in the park this summer. You’ll be glad you did.
Tuolumne Park on Google Maps.