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Zongo All-Stars kick-off summer concerts in the park June 1 

– Afro-Caribbean dance band the Zongo All-Stars, voted best band in San Luis Obispo County two years in a row, will kick-off the 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park season on Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. in City Park in Paso Robles. Zongo All-Stars are known for their upbeat big, full sound that includes horns, congas, timbales, steel drum and a tight rhythm section.

In addition to the live music, Firestone Walker Brewing Company will sponsor the first show, bringing Beer Fest 2017 to the park a day early for a special free event during the concert that includes beer tasting, give-aways and more. Concerts in the Park will continue weekly through Aug. 17.

“Our concert series has become a favorite summer tradition among locals and visitors alike,” said Lynda Plescia, Manager of Recreation Services for the City of Paso Robles. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Zongo All-Stars starting off this incredible summer season of shows! Put on your dancing shoes or spread out the picnic blanket and celebrate summer with us.”

J. Lohr wine, Firestone on-tap beer food from Basil restaurant as well as water and soda will be available for purchase during the June 1 concert. All net proceeds from beverage sales support the Paso Robles REC Foundation whose mission is to enhance parks and recreation in the city of Paso Robles. Food will be available for purchase from a different Paso Robles restaurant during each concert.

The 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park lineup will feature:

Thursday, June 1, Zongo All-Stars (Afro-Caribbean dance)
Thursday, June 8, Burning James & the Funky Flames (soul and funk)
Thursday, June 15, Café Musique (gypsy, tango, swing and wild classic)
Thursday, June 22, The Jammies (classic rock, funk and reggae)
Thursday, June 29, Monte Mills (country and old time rock ‘n’ roll)
Thursday, July 6, Incendio (world fusion)
Thursday, July 13, Paso Wine Man Band (classic rock and blues)
Thursday, July 20, Bob Santa Cruz Band (adult contemporary, dance, soul, rhythm and blues)
Thursday, August 3, Rio Salinas (rock ‘n’ blues)
Thursday, August 10, The Martin Paris Band (classic rock and country)
Thursday, August 17, The Mojo Combo (blues, soul, classic rock)

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at

16 Responses to Zongo All-Stars kick-off summer concerts in the park June 1

  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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