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Meet me at the Bandstand

One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome the arrival of summer to the Antelope Valley. On Thursday, June 16th, the City of Lancaster will kick off the Summer Concert Series with “A Night of Wine & Music” in Downtown Lancaster. 

“People have been visiting downtown Lancaster for more than a century,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Today, retail outlets, professional services, and fine restaurants continue to make downtown a natural gathering spot. On Thursday, the City is providing yet another reason to make the trip, as patrons can spend a warm summer night enjoying great music, sampling wonderful wines, and feasting on our many downtown delights.”

Pair the musical sounds with a wine tasting hosted on the bar patio or bring your own lawn chair to just relax and enjoy the music. Local restaurant favorites, including the Lemon Leaf Café, will provide tasty meals on the go which can be enjoyed as you listen to the evening’s entertainment.

“We are very pleased to be in a partnership with the City of Lancaster.  The inaugural season of the Sierra Toyota Concert Series promises to bring great entertainment downtown. This is an exciting opportunity to promote Sierra Toyota as a premier auto sales facility in the Antelope Valley and to meet our customers in a relaxed and festive environment,” said Paul Ondo, General Manager, Sierra Toyota Scion of Lancaster.

                Meet at the Bandstand throughout the summer to enjoy the sounds of local favorites, including Wild Side performing on July 14th; the Queen Nation Tribute Band on July 21st; and the Runaway Train Band who will close out the concert series on August 18th.

For more information about the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series, please contact the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at (661)723-6077.

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July 14, 2011 Posted by | av sumer festival, av summer fun, BLVD, blvd events, concert, lancaster blvd art, lancaster live music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fly on the Wall

The AV Fair! Once a year this spectacle complete with food, rides, art, animals and musicians descends upon the Antelope Valley. But this year was special, why? Because I had special access. Thanks to a good friend of mine Jim Greenleaf (CEO of http://ilivetoday.com) I was able to get a special all “AG-CESS” pass to the AV Fair. In return for this fantastic priveledge I agreed to do some photography and blog about my experience and my experience was awesome.

To start off I arrived at the fair around 6:30pm. I parked in the prefered parking lot for free (score) and passed through the fair side gate like a celebrity. My girlfriend came in as my “photography assistant” and we ran about taking some great pictures of farm animals, tractors and buildings.

As we made our way around the fair we ran into a number of friends and acquaintances. A couple of our friends were big Dierks Bentley fans who had just met him in a special meet and great time. After that we headed off to the big event of the night; The Dierks Bentley Concert! While I’m not a huge fan of country music I actually had a blast at this concert. Dierks definitely leans more towards the rock and roll side of country. Because of my AG-CESS pass I was able to get up close to take some pics at the concert. I had access to the space between the crowd and stage for 30seconds on the first two songs of the night.

Again, at the concert we ran into some more friends and met up with my girlfriend’s brother and his girlfriend. After the concert we went on a search for llamas, corn-dogs and kettle corn. Our hunger for corn-dogs and kettle corn was satisfied that night, but we couldn’t find any llamas. I ran about again for a few minutes taking pictures and then we headed home with music still ringing in our ears, smiles on our faces and kettle corn in our bellies!

Check out the rest of my photography from the night here: http://www.ilivetoday.com/photo/albums/av-fair-2010
Yours truly,
Ben Andrews

October 14, 2010 Posted by | antelope valley, av fair, concert, country music, dierks bentely | , , , , | Leave a comment