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‘The JD Project’ to play at final concert in the park this Thursday 



– The JD Project will perform this Thursday at the Paso Robles Concerts in the Park series at the downtown city park. The performance is the last one in the summer concert series.

The JD Project is comprised of veterans of many California touring acts, including former members of SLO’s own nationally touring act, Itchy McGuirk. They have played throughout the San Francisco Bay area, the Morro Bay Harbor Festival, Pozo Saloon, the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, and many other local venues.

Visit their website here.

Food from Estrella will be available for purchase during the event.


2015 concerts in the park are Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Summer concerts begin at 5:30 pm in the downtown City Park. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine, Firestone on-tap beer, water, and soda will be available for purchase, with all net proceeds from the beverage sales going to the REC Foundation to help enhance parks and recreation in Paso Robles. Dogs are not allowed in the City Park. Concerts in the Park is presented in cooperation with Paso Robles Magazine and the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association.

This season’s concerts have included the following performances

June 18: OasisPaso Robles Concerts in the park

This versatile seven-member group has played numerous weddings, company parties, festivals and special events throughout San Luis Obispo County. Oasis performs hist, from “Big Band” to “Big Chill.”

Oasis performs classic hits of the 70’s and 80’s, golden oldies of the 50’s and 60’s, classic swing of the 30’s and 40’s, country-western, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, contemporary hits and smooth jazz.

June 25: Incendio

Incendio, simply put, is instrumental world music. The primary “voice” of the band is the guitar, but other instruments such as the mandolin, bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp, piano, bass, synthesizer and various ethnic percussion instruments play a huge role in the ensemble’s sound.

Formed in the summer of 1999 by Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand and Liza Carbé, Incendio (which means “fire” in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) became a vehicle for the influences and compositional talents of the three musicians. Echoes of music ranging from classical, to jazz, to rock, to flamenco, to Celtic, to even bluegrass can be heard in Incendio’s music.

July 2: Monte Mills

Monte Mills is, “one of the last of the yodeling cowboys.” A farrier and auctioneer by trade, Monte and The Lucky Horseshoe Band perform weekly at fairs, dances, private parties and more. He has performed for luminaries, politicians and entertainers including Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Monte Montana, President Reagan, Governor Dukemagian and others.

His family-friendly shows are energetic, and his personable, good-natured stage presence makes one and all, young and old, feel part of the show.

July 9: Ricky Montijo 

Originally from a small town in Southern California, Ricky Montijo has been in the Paso Robles area for the last six years playing wine bars, breweries, sandwich shops and wineries.

Montijo leads Tres Mojitos into explorations of classic hits, new top 40 hits as well as style blending original music.

July 16: Shelley and the Classics

Shelly and the Classics are a local County/Rock/Pop band.

July 23: Jan and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 

Jan and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a Paso Robles based band covering originals, and pop, rock, and country top hits. Jan Mundee covers lead vocals, Ted Davantzis plays lead guitar/vocals, and they’re joined by the Excellent Adventure: Rex West/lead guitar, John West/bass, and Bill “Latimorpheous” Letson on drums/vocals.

July 30: Big Truth

Big Truth is a high energy, “dance and party” band, made up of: Laurie Richardson – keyboard, rhythm guitar, lead vocals, & harmonies; Lisa Jane Long – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, tambourine, vibraslap & bullhorn; Andy Long – acoustic & electric guitar & vocals; Steve Hammett – bass & vocals; and Mike Higbie – percussion & vocals.

Aug. 6: Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business is a California Central Coast band initially formed in 2003 with the idea of specializing in the authentic performance of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll. The members of Unfinished Business- David Hollister on drums, Jim Witt on bass and vocals, Ben Davis on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Ed Miller on lead guitar and vocals- all played in different local bands in California, unknown to one another, during the ’60s. Although the muse was “constantly whispering in their collective ears,” they all eventually set their music careers aside to pursue “real jobs” and raise families.

Aug. 13: Big Daddy’s Rhythm and Blues Band

The music of Big Daddy’s Rhythm and Blues Band pulls all ages of blues lovers out to boogie. Young and old alike come out to party with this dynamic and danceable band. Fans have found that Big Daddy’s versions of old favorites and the band’s originals keep ’em coming back for more. This mix of old and fine new music has created a loyal following in their home town of San Luis Obispo and everywhere they perform.

Members include Stan “the Rock” Manning, who lays down a sharp, blistering bass foundation with Kevin Simmons pumping as the rhythm machine. The soulful blues driven guitar licks and vocals of Bruce Krupnik lends a classic blues feel to the music of Big Daddy’s. “Big Easy” Eric Stever brings his soulful sax and educated keyboards to the mix. Tom “TBone” Secor lights up his trombone and makes listeners smile. Smokin Joe Pilloud “Dr. Feel Good” seasons it up with his free spirited interpretations of both standards and original compositions, with smooth and direct vocal skills, while offering up moments of madness on the B3, piano and guitar.


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13 Responses to ‘The JD Project’ to play at final concert in the park this Thursday

  1. Adam Levine


  2. Editor

    Thank you for the update.

    • Scott Brennan

      The city called us to say that was a mistake. Food and beverage will be available, but outside food and drink is OK. The story has been updated.

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