June will be concert month in Jacob Myers Park this year, with free concerts being celebrated each Friday in the park.
A varying schedule includes two performances of country music, and one week each of classic rock and a Hispanic music night closing out the venue.
The events are being sponsored by Cruisers Gas Station, Flavors in Riverbank, iHeart Radio stations and Chicken Ranch Bingo.
The events are presented as fun for the whole family with the live music, food and craft vendors and activities for the kids all being planned.
The evenings will also find beer available, sold by St. Stan’s, with sales benefiting the non-profit sponsor for the night. The programs are provided by Riverbank Parks and Recreation Department and FM Concerts Presents.
The grounds open at 5 p.m., with the free concerts beginning at 7 p.m.
This Friday, June 7, brings Wilbur Down to the stage, in the area next to the Burneyville Pavilion, on the east end of the park.
Another country night will see the band Valley Fire taking the stage on Friday, June 14.
Voted the Best Blue Collar Band for 2017 at the Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA), Oakdale is the home of Valley Fire. Promoted as one of California’s premier country rock cover bands, they refer to themselves as a ‘party on wheels.’
On Friday, June 21, gears shift to a Classic Rock night, featuring Triple D along with Whiskey Skulls.
Triple D specializes in music of the 70s and 80s: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and modern Blues and original music.
They won the 2014 MAMA award for Best Blue Collar Cover Band and is based in Modesto, consisting of Doug Robinett on lead vocals and lead guitar, Doc Rock on bass and vocals and Dave Avery on drums and vocals.
Whiskey Skulls is unique, organizers said, promoting themselves as a band based in Rock and Blues with a touch of southern rock influence. The band has released a self-titled CD of its original music, available through its web site.
The final edition of this year’s concert series comes on June 28, featuring a Hispanic Night.
The Galvans will perform, a group based in San Jose.
In the past, free summer concerts have been held in Community Center Park, and before that, the Farmers Markets held there also featured concert performers at the nearby Community Center.