City of Arcadia – Summer Concert & Movies in the Park Series!
Mark your calendar! The City of Arcadia’s FREE 2018 summer concert and movie series is approaching fast, so make sure you don’t miss out on the fun! The summer concerts and movies are now both on Thursday evenings. Concerts start at 6:30pm and movies at dusk on the west lawn between City Hall and the Police Department (240 West Huntington Drive). This is fun for the entire family! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and enjoy an evening outdoors. There is also a FREE fun zone, featuring games, crafts, and activities each week. In addition, the City is pleased to announce we will be having The Surfer Taco Food Truck at all of the events! The Surfer Taco truck has served the Los Angeles area for several years. Their menu includes a large variety of delicious items which are sure to fill you up and have you coming back for more! A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Recreation and Community Services Department! Please note parking is provided at City Hall and Santa Anita Race Track at Gate 5 only. For more information, please call 626.574.5113. Below is the line-up for this summer.
Cold Duck (70s top 40) AND Despicable ME 3 (PG) and Environmental Fair
Since its inception over two decades ago, Cold Duck’s philosophy has been directly responsible for their continued success: “Give the people what they want to hear and have a good time delivering it!” With this solid experienced musicianship, it should come as no surprise that Cold Duck is renowned for being one of the most versatile bands in existence. Cold Duck continues its tradition of excellent musicianship and groovin’ rhythms. So let’s have a good time dancing the night away!
Despicable ME 3 (PG)
The mischievous Minions are back! Together they reunite Gru with his long lost brother and team up to take down an evil man who seeks revenge against the world.
JULY 5, 2018
The Answer (Classic Rock) AND Paddington 2 (PG)
Come on Red, White and You! Since 1964, The Answer has been supplying its renditions of top 40 classic rock hits. The Answer’s uncanny reproduction of all that’s good in classic rock today sets them far above their competition. With stage energy, witty antics, and FREE giveaways, The Answer delivers a knock out show which is enjoyed by all ages! This is simply a show you cannot miss!
Paddington 2 (PG)
Paddington finds a special book for his Aunt’s birthday and now he must buy it for her. When suddenly a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.
JULY 12, 2018
Sharon & the Chevelles (50s and 60s) AND Beauty and the Beast (PG)
Sharon & the Chevelles have been delighting audiences for decades throughout the west! The group performs a rockin’ tribute to the 50s & 60s, featuring your favorite songs from Elvis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Dion, Lesley Gore, the Shirelles, Ricky Nelson, & more!
Beauty and the Beast (PG)
Enjoy this animated classic where a beast in a castle has until the last petal falls off an enchanted rose to learn how to love. Is Belle the one who can draw him out of his cold-hearted isolation? Let’s see together!
JULY 19, 2018
Upstream (Reggae) AND COCO (PG)
The band Upstream, whose members include two sons of the venerable inventor of Soca music, the late Ras Shorty I, was formed in the republic of Trinidad & Tobago in 1989. They relocated to Southern California in the early nineties and made a name for themselves. Their energetic eclectic style of Reggae and Soca has earned them a formidable appellation in the music industry world. The band plays an indescribably fascinating blend of Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steelpan Music.
Despite his family’s ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming a musician. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
JULY 26, 2018
Smith Band (Country/Rock) AND Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
Smith Band is a six-piece pop country music group located in Southern California that performs hits from artists such as Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert to Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Mix modern country with classics and you have the musical recipe for awesome. Comprised of seasoned musicians who have worked with Albert Lee, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Lee and Keith Emerson, Smith Band can rock your favorite country as well as Top 40 hits.
Sherlock Gnomes (PG)
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
AUGUST 2, 2018
Yard Sale (Variety) AND Cars 3 (G)
Yard Sale has quickly become one of the most sought-after bands in the Southern California area. Their show-stopping repertoire is arranged for a 4-piece rhythm section and 3-piece horn section, providing a rich, powerful, and refreshing sound enjoyed by guests of all ages. In short, they are a high-energy, bootie-shakin’, old school funky sounding band that will truly knock your socks off.
Cars 3 (G)
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lightning McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to some new and old friends to prove that he still has what it takes to win.
AUGUST 9, 2018
Cash Up Front (Tribute to Johnny Cash) AND Lego Ninjago (PG) – Fire Department Night
For high-octane renditions of Cash’s classic catalog, there is no substitute for Cash Up Front. For the band, the music is the tribute to Johnny. Johnny Cash’s spirit looms large as the music takes center stage, bringing enthusiastic audience members what they came to hear…CASH done the way it should be done!
Lego Ninjago (PG)
The battle for NINJAGO City is upon us! Master Builder Lloyd and his friends take on Garmadon, Lloyd’s own father. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu. What a way to end the series!
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About the City of Arcadia
Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five-member City Council, elected at large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.