Auburn, CA, Summer Concert Series

AAC & AAUW present the 2019 Summer Concert Series at the Auburn, CA, Library Garden Theater on four Sunday evenings during June and July. Bring the whole family to these FREE signature community events!

Mumbo Gumbo, Sunday June 9, 7pm

Regional favorites Mumbo Gumbo return to the Summer Series with their favorite blend of styles. This award winning 7-piece band tours the Western United States, bringing “genre-bending Americana” music to their many fans. With 9 original music CDs, their big musical stew contains elements of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, rock, cajun, Caribbean and country all mixed into their uniquely festive roots-music sound. Suffice it to say that they will have everybody dancing and smiling — let the good times roll!

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Lolo Gervais, Sunday June 23, 7pm

AAC & AAUW present the 2019 Summer Concert Series. Bring the whole family to this FREE signature community event!

Lorraine “Lolo” Gervais is a jazz and R&B singer whose warm and soulful vocals, stage presence and warm relationship with her audiences have made her a favorite on both the local scene and while playing different venues and festivals up and down the west coast and beyond. Her voice & empowering female presence has entertained and inspired audiences while she sings from deep within the music that she has loved since her first moments onstage as a child. She’s known for being a consummate and versatile entertainer who brings a quirky elegance and contemporary feel whether it’s singing Neo Vintage Jazz— or belting out Classic R&B and Soul.

Tempest, July 7, 7pm

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that,s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit. San Francisco fiddler Kathy Buys brings her international award winning playing to the Tempest stage. Her experience performing world-fusion music with high energy dance bands combined with many years of playing Irish traditional music in America and Ireland makes her a perfect fit for Tempest. And straight from Bologna, Italy, we welcome the big, rich bass playing talent of Mirco Melone. Mirco has a diverse background in rock, jazz and ethnic music, and holds an advanced degree from Italy’s Classical Music Conservatory. And recently relocated to the Bay Area from Chicago, we are delighted to introduce Kevin Florian’s progressive rock guitar and lush stage antics to our fans! Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, thickens the band's sound with inventive rhythms, and rock-steady drumming. Signed to Sony-distributed Magna Carta Records, Tempest's releases are acclaimed worldwide. This year, the group celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the latest studio CD, Thirty Little Turns, a collection of inspired new original and traditional material -- with a cheeky surprise or two. Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals such as The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has also appeared at Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals, as well.

Brotherly Mud, July 21, 7pm

Brotherly Mud, a musical collective on the leading edge of Americana music and “the best up-and-coming Americana group in Sacramento," is a unique amalgam of influence. Its members graduated from the Berklee College of Music and Musician’s Institute. Brotherly Mud bridges the gap of folk, indie, pop and singer/songwriter genres with honesty, heart and profundity.

Guidelines for Attendees

LOCATION: The Auburn Garden Theater is adjacent to the Auburn Branch Library at 350 Nevada Street.

SEATING: For the enjoyment of all, those using high-back chairs are urged to sit on the outer perimeter of the amphitheater. In the interest of safety, please comply with the City Ordinance by keeping the center aisle and sidewalks clear.

CHILDREN: Children are always welcome at the Summer Series concerts. For their own safety and in consideration of the musicians and concert-goers, children need to remain with their family groups during the performance.

SAFETY FIRST: Please use caution around the speaker stands at the front of the amphitheater. This equipment is very heavy and may cause harm if it falls. Please keep children away from the cordoned-off areas around the speaker stands.

DONATIONS: Donations collected from the Summer Series audiences help meet our operating expenses.

WANT TO HELP? The all-volunteer Summer Series Committee and Sponsors are dedicated to bringing quality musical talent to Auburn. To help the committee continue Auburn’s tradition of FREE summer concerts, consider volunteering or sponsoring a concert. For more info call 530-683-2787. Thank you to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Trusties for being our “roadies”.

A big thanks to our donors. Together the following organizations covered the entertainment costs:

Sugar Plump Fairies, Harris Gas, Mark Wallace Masonry, Friends of the Library, Encore Music, Carpe Vino, Law Office of Barry Zimmerman, Tango Frozen Yogurt, Local Heroes, and Recology.

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