Thursday, October 20, 2011

Twilight In The Park Concerts

San Diego has a plethora of events in the summer time. One of them that I enjoyed was their Twilight In The Park series of concerts that took place on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday late afternoon from 6:15pm to 7:15pm. from late June to the end of August. Some 30 concerts by local musical groups that were held in Balboa Park at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. The price was right.... FREE!

I attended about 20 of the concerts and took anywhere from 60 to 100 pictures of each group. I would then take those pictures and synchronize them with either the groups CD music or comparable. Each group was in their field of music.

Here are a few select pictures from my presentation on the Twilight In The Park concert series.

The Navy Band Southwest:

Graceland (an Evils Presley Tribute):

The 300th Army Band:
(50 years ago, I served two years in the 323rd Army Band.)

The Legends:

The San Diego Six:

The Dixie Express Jazz:

The Ron Jermain Big Band:

Some of the audience:

Friday, October 7, 2011


I traveled up to Vista, CA to a bluegrass festival that is called Summergrass.

I meet several of my friends there that were camping at the festival for the week. Among them were Joe Reynolds and Kathleen Johnson. They were having a jam session at their campsite. I spent a couple of hours listening to some fine music. Joe plays the guitar and Kathleen plays the auto harp. They both sing well and have recorded several CDs. As you will notice, several others stopped by to join in.

They use this parachute device to provide shade.

I took listened to a couple of bands before I returned to the San Diego area.

I was a very good day!