There was plenty of free music in Riverbank parks over the past week, free movies, too. Wednesday, it was acoustic pop-rock at Community Center Park. On Friday, it was light blues and jazz at Jacob Myers Park, next to the Stanislaus River.
Midweek, Brad Brown performed on the stage at Community Center Park, with his own arrangements of pop and rock songs, accompanied by his guitar. It was part of the weekly Concerts in the Park, Family Night Out, which is sponsored by the Riverbank Chamber of Commerce as part of its Certified Farmers Market, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The music was then followed by a free movie from Marvel Studios library. Last week it was Iron Man 2 and a small but enthusiastic group enjoyed a wine tasting, featuring Delicato Vineyards.
Tonight’s musical performance (June 29) is scheduled to be by Totally Frank. Free Let’s Move Zumba is set from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Community Center. The Marvel movie scheduled is Thor.
Last Friday, the music of The Sunshines was featured at another version of Concerts in the Park, this time at Jacob Myers Park. Sponsored by the Friends of Jacob Myers Park and the City of Riverbank, promoters hope it will also become a regular event.
During the concert, families were enjoying the music while swimming in the river, picnicking, playing on the playground or at other games.
On Saturday night, after dark, the park featured its own free movie, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
Other free films scheduled for the summer at Jacob Myers Park are The Box Trolls on July 16 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Aug. 6.