WILLITS, 9/12/19 — The City of Willits begins their Music in the Park series of concerts, where you can enjoy lives bands in the Rec Grove park. The concerts run through October, and kick off tonight with Snaps for Sinners, a “saucy swing ensemble.” The concerts are free and fun for the whole family, and start at 6 p.m. each Thursday.
Other musical groups playing this year will include: the Real Sarahs, Funkacillin and the Johnny Young Band.
Here is the press release will all the details:
Music in the Park starts Thursday, September 12th!
6:00 to 7:30 in Rec Grove!
With a little something for almost everyone, Music in the Park is striving to bring Willits a little bit of something new every music season. We are proud to present our Fall 2019 Lineup!
September 12 – Snaps for Sinners!
Snaps for Sinners is a saucy swing ensemble hellbent on making people dance and have a good time, while also delivering a powerful progressive message that inspires empathy and altruism. With influences ranging from traditional Jazz to Folk-Punk to Country, Snaps for Sinners is dedicated to creating an all-inclusive experience through the blending of multicultural arts. With the release of their 2nd album, “The Cat’s Medicine” and the kick off of their 3rd U.S. tour, Snaps for Sinners has been igniting audiences nationally!
September 19th – The Real Sarahs!
As rising stars in the west coast Americana scene, The Real Sarahs have distinguished themselves as skillful harmony singers and evocative songwriters. With an organic sound that enchants and uplifts the spirit, they share their special gift of vocal synergy. This ensemble creates magic with voices in harmony, acoustic instruments, and the energetic connection between artists and audience. Embracing many genres of music, you are likely to hear threads of folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and country running through their songs. Singing from the stories of their own journeys and life experiences, their original music is honest, captivating and heartfelt.
September 26th – Funkacillin!
Funkacillin, comprised of a group of five Mendocino County musicians who wanted to represent the edgier side of funk, they incorporate rock and soul into their repertoire, while keeping the music fun and danceable! Like James Brown once said, “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing,” and Funkacillin aims to entertain with a mix of mostly “old school” funk by heavy hitters including The Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Cold Blood, that will have you flashin” back to the days of paisley prints and platform shoes.
October 3rd – The Johnny Young Band
Country roots, with a rockin’ soul, the Johnny Young Band delivers a high-octane mix of country, rock and pop favorites guaranteed to set any dance floor ablaze. Based in Northern California, the band is made up of seasoned touring musicians, led by award-winning vocalist and guitarist Johnny Young.
Thank you to our sponsors! These shows could not be possible without….
Solid Waste of Willits, Metal FX, Adventist Health, Howard Memorial Hospital, The Skunk Train, Canna Park, Emerald City, Vegan Buddha Organic Flowers, Dogwood, Modular Processing Systems, Alianza de Willits, Willits Power & Equipment
Here are a few YouTube videos of Snaps for Sinners: