Solvang 3rd Wednesday presents
the 2017 Solvang Summer Concert Series
— Free, Live Concerts in Solvang Park Every Wednesday,
June 14 through August 16, plus Four New Friday Concert Dates —
The new Solvang 3rd Wednesday Committee and the Solvang Chamber of Commerce have announced the 2017 season’s musical line-up for the third annual Solvang Summer Concert Series. The Series, sponsored in part by Waste Management, entails free, live concerts in Solvang Park (Mission Drive & First Street) every Wednesday, June 14 through August 16, 2017, plus four new Friday concert dates: June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11. The Series features musicians and bands of varied genres playing to crowds of both locals and tourists, who are invited to picnic in the Park during the family-friendly, evening concert events.
All Wednesday and Friday night concerts run from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and will include varying edible treats for purchase each concert date from the likes of the California Central Coast’s Big Joe’s Brats, and Solvang’s Cecco Ristorante and Café Dolce, in addition to the adjacent weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market – ideal for stocking up on picnic provisions. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and fully-outfitted picnics, including their favorite beverages.
Nearly all of Solvang’s Summer Concert Series performers hail from either the Santa Ynez Valley or other nearby locales, continuing Solvang 3rd Wednesday’s theme of “keeping it local”. Three of the fourteen summer concerts (June 21, July 19, August 16) fall on Solvang’s monthly “3rd Wednesday”, which also brings the Solvang 3rd Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk; 3rd Wednesday deals at local merchants including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants and gourmet food purveyors; and discounts at local hotels.
The 2017 Solvang Summer Concert Series line-up, is as follows:
• June 14, Mark Roberts Band (Blues/Rock)
• June 21, David Segall Band (Roots/Rock/Reggae); also Solvang 3rd Wednesday
• June 28, Free Radicals (American Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop)
• June 30 (Friday), The Rincons (Rock/Surf/Hot Rods)
• July 5, Echoswitch (Hard Rock)
• July 12, Bear Market Riot (Power-Folk Americana)
• July 14 (Friday), Rock Cats Rock (Rockabilly/Rock)
• July 19, Burning James and the Funky Flames (Funk/Soul); Solvang 3rd Wednesday
• July 26, Cadillac Angels (American Rockabilly Blues)
• July 28 (Friday), Low Down Dudes (Classic Rock)
• August 2, T-Bone Ramblers (Classic Rock)
• August 9, David Yarnell (Country/Easy Listening)
• August 11 (Friday), LiveWire (Classic Rock)
• August 16, Cuesta Ridge (Progressive Bluegrass); Solvang 3rd Wednesday
Held the third Wednesday of every month, “Solvang 3rd Wednesday” is a special promotion in partnership with the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, encouraging Central Coast visitors and locals to “Walk. Shop. Wine & Dine”. Dozens of Solvang shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, wine bars and beer bars offer special sales and discounts all day.