Park goers got a special two-for-one treat at Jacob Myers Park this past Friday, when a pair of classic rock-style local bands performed at the free Summer Concert Series.
Opening act Whiskey Skulls featured a five-piece group cranking out a combination of oldies and blue-tinged original songs to a large crowd in the meadow at the park. Patrons lounged in lawn chairs, sat or laid on picnic blankets and some even danced a bit as they played.
The Skulls opened their set a bit earlier than the traditional 7 p.m. start, allowing for more time for music in the park. They were followed by Triple D, a power trio that also played classic rock and some originals, with a guitar, bass, drums lineup.
There was a good sized crowd enjoying the vendors as well as the music last week, similar to the week before.
And as usual with these Friday afternoon events, the 14 or so vendors opened about 5 p.m., surrounding the meadow area where the audience sits, in front of the bandstand.
This Friday, June 28, will see the final installation of the four-week series, with an Hispanic Night on the schedule. The regular 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. hours will be in effect for vendors in the park, with the band the Galvans scheduled to play from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to the Riverbank Parks and Recreation Department, these Friday concerts are sponsored by Friends of Jacob Myers Park, Cruisers gas station, iHeart Radio stations, Chicken Ranch Bingo and Flavors, with St. Stan’s selling the beer. The proceeds of the liquor sales are to be split with local non-profit organizations, coordinators said.