Monte Mills plays at concerts in the park this Thursday
Mills is one of the last of the yodeling cowboys. A farrier and auctioneer by trade, he’s the “real deal.” But he’s more than just a singing cowboy, he’s part of life around these parts. He’s been instrumental in keeping traditional western swing country music alive introducing it to thousands of Cal Poly students and Central Coast residents each year.
2016 Paso Robles Concerts in the Park are Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
The free concert series, presented by the City of Paso Robles in partnership with the Paso Robles REC Foundation, will happen every Thursday evening between June 16 and August 18. Wine by J Lohr, Firestone beer on tap, soda, bottled water and food from a different local restaurant will be available for purchase during each show.
Concert goers are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for this annual summer tradition.
The Paso Robles City Park is undergoing renovation this season with improvements to the park including a new playground, new landscaping, an updated entry plaza from 12th Street, and a renovated gazebo and horseshoe pit.
For the first time this season, Central Coast Live Radio will be broadcasting the concerts from City Park every Thursday evening. Those who can’t attend the shows can listen at CentralCoastLIVE.com or via Central Coast Live’s free mobile app.
Donations collected during Concerts in the Park through the Paso Robles REC Foundation support the City of Paso Robles Youth Scholarship fund. This scholarship program provides assistance for children who wish to participate in the city’s recreation programs but may not be able to afford the registration fees. For a complete list of classes, camps and lessons available through the City of Paso Robles Recreation Services visit prcity.com/recreation or call (805) 237-3988.
The concert lineup for 2016
- July 7: Ricky Montijo & The Mojitos, with food by Estrella Restaurant
- July 14: Route 66, with food by Marv’s Original Pizza Company
- July 21: Ry Bradley, with food by An Affair to Remember Catering
- July 28: Mama Tumba, with food by Garcia’s Tamales
- August 4: Incendio, with food by Odyssey World Cafe
- August 11: The Martin Paris Band, with food by Berry Hill Bistro
- August 18: Shelly & The Classics, with food by Paso Terra Seafood
Previous performers have included
June 23: The Small Kicks
The Small Kicks pack their shows with original songs inspired by Paso, life experiences, and of course love, but also mix in the occasional crowd favorites that pay tribute to their musical influences.
June 16 Truth about Seafood
With a modern rock feel the band is influenced by a variety of groups from the Beatles, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their sets often feature songs from Genesis, Hall and Oates and Tom Petty with their own hard rock infusion. Known throughout the Central Coast as local favorites, the band is perhaps most notably recognized for opening for the Stone Temple Pilots during their Avila Beach show. According to band members what happens in between songs are “not to miss” events as well. Past performances have featured dancing dogs, earthworm races, wedding proposals, women’s arm wrestling, and levitating ponies.