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Recycle at Starlight Concerts, Win Solar Powered Backpack

To help spread the message of the importance of recycling, the City of Palmdale is teaming up with Waste Management for a “Recycling Rocks” promotion at each of the five Starlight Concerts this year, where one lucky person will win a solar-powered backpack capable of charging a laptop, cell phone, camera or MP3 player, simply by recycling.

“All you need to do to win a back pack is to get caught ‘green-handed’ – disposing of trash in the proper container at one of the concerts,” said Palmdale’s Sponsorship and Marketing Specialist Stella Knight.

The solar backpacks, provided courtesy of Waste Management, have a retail value of $140.

Concertgoers will have their first opportunity to win a free backpack next week, as the Starlight Concert Series opens on Saturday, July 9 with Evolution: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey. These incredibly talented San Francisco musicians have been voted Top Tribute Band two years in a row on the Greg Kihn Show on 98.5 KFOX. Evolution promises to deliver Journey’s heart-pounding, hard-hitting rock and roll hits (“Don’t Stop Believing,” “Any Way You Want It”) and signature ballads (“Open Arms,” “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’”) with all the energy of the original group.

On Saturday, July 16, classic folk rockers, America, will perform their hit songs including “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway” and “You Can Do Magic” as part of their 40th anniversary tour.

The Sounds of the Supremes take the stage on July 30, performing chart-topping hits like “You Keep Me Hanging On,” “Stop in the Name of Love” and “Love Child.” Led by Kaaren Ragland, a former member of original Supreme Mary Wilson’s ‘70s/’80s group, their show has been described as a “non-stop bravura performance recreating perfectly the frenetic style and sound of the original line-up” by London’s What’s On. The group also features Antelope Valley resident Kathy Merrick on vocals.

The Rising will take the stage on Saturday, Aug. 6, performing a string of red-hot Springsteen hits like “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Glory Days” and “Hungry Heart.” Cut from the worn denim of blue-collar towns, this group holds true to the artistic vision to honor both Springsteen and the fans. This house rocking, earthshaking, heart-stopping tribute delivers each song with the same power, heart and soul as Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band.

The series closes with a performance by Garth Guy Live! on Saturday, Aug.13. Dean Simmons gives a dead-on “Garth” performance, nailing the walk, the talk, the laugh and Garth’s talent for truly entertaining his audiences while performing fan favorites like “Friends in Low Places,” “The Thunder Rolls” and “The Dance.”

Admission is $5 for age 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free, and parking is free. A season pass is available to Palmdale residents for $15, a savings of $10 for all five concerts, and $20 for non-residents, a savings of $5 for all five concerts.

A limited number of VIP tickets are being offered this year for $10, which includes express entry and seating at the front of the stage, ensuring that VIP ticket holders can arrive just before the concert and still get one of the best seats in the house. VIP seating is theater style (first-come, first-served), with chairs provided courtesy of the Antelope Valley Mall. Guests 12 and younger will need to purchase a VIP ticket to be seated in the VIP area.

Season passes, VIP and individual concert tickets are on sale now at the parks and recreation office and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center.

The parks and recreation office, located at 38260 10th St. East, is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 6 pm, and accepts cash, check, Mastercard and Visa. Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 3850-A Avenue S, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30-8 pm, and Wednesday, 3:30-6:30 pm. The recreation center accepts check, Mastercard or Visa. Palmdale residents must bring proof of residency (California I.D., drivers license or current utility bill) to purchase a season pass at the resident fee.

The Palmdale Amphitheater is located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. All concerts begin at 8 pm, and gates open at 6 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Carry-in food, beverages, coolers, alcohol and pets are not permitted. Food will be available for purchase.

The Starlight Concert Series is generously sponsored by premier sponsors Antelope Valley Mall, High Desert Medical Group, Robertson Palmdale Honda, Valleywide Dental – Dr. Robert Haze & Associates, Southern California Edison, and Waste Management; and presenting sponsors Anheuser-Busch Sales of the Antelope Valley, AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, Double D Cupcakes and the Lancaster JetHawks.

For more information about the upcoming Starlight Concert Series, please call parks and recreation at 661/267-5611.

July 5, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, solor power | , | Leave a comment

Solar Powered Back Pack to Be Given Away at DryTown’s “Ready, Set, Go Green!”

Solar Powered Back Pack to Be Given Away at DryTown’s “Ready, Set, Go Green!” PALMDALE – The second of three of the City of Palmdale’s “Ready, Set, Go Green!” recycling events will take place this Saturday, June 25 from 11 am to 4 pm at DryTown Water Park, 3850-B East Avenue S in Palmdale.

 “The purpose of ‘Ready, Set, Go Green!’ is to raise awareness of the importance of recycling,” said Palmdale’s Administrative Analyst Ben Lucha. “We’re inviting residents to stop by with their recyclable cans and bottles and in exchange, we’ll give them opportunity tickets for a chance at a great prize.” This week’s special giveaway item will be a solar powered backpack provided by Waste Management, valued at approximately $140. “The more CRV bottles and cans you bring, the more raffle tickets you can get,” said DryTown Recreation Coordinator Laura Rice.
Admission to DryTown Water Park is not included.



”At our first event, we raffled off a brand new Squire Stratocaster Guitar, retail value of $379, which was donated to the event by the Guitar Center in Palmdale,” Rice added. “Our goal is to make this event something that only brings awareness to the importance of recycling, but also makes it possible for one lucky winner to take home a very cool prize just for recycling.”


The final “Ready, Set, Go Green!” event will take place on Saturday, July 30. Waste Management will match all funds generated through residents’ donated recyclables and co-host a clothing drive for South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) during all three dates. For more information call 661/267-5300.

June 24, 2011 Posted by | dry town, go green, solor power | , , , | Leave a comment