The annual Santee Summer Concert Series is back once again with great music and fun times – but with a new venue. This year the series has moved from the amphitheater atTrolley Squareto the stage at Towne Center Park East. The new location is at550 Park Center Dr., just east of the Cameron Family YMCA. The two-hour concerts are every Thursday night (except July 7) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Although there have been some complaints about the move, the city is working to make the new site as much fun as the old.
One of the main complaints about the new location has been about food – because the old venue was surrounded by quick-stop restaurants, music fans would come early, buy dinner, and then eat and enjoy the music. There will be food available at the new site, although not with quite the same variety. The on-site snack shack will serve up traditional food such as hamburgers, nachos, and sodas, and will add specialty items to the menu each week. Of course, if you want to bring your own snacks, that works just as well.
The musical choices this year reflect a wide range of styles and genres. The series kicked off last week with the Showband West from the U.S. Navy Band Southwest, and this week features the Danielle Tucker Band playing contemporary Country music. Future concerts will include rock, blues, swing, and more Country. The full schedule is as follows:
June 16 – Showband West from Navy Band Southwest
June 23 – The Danielle Tucker Band
June 30 – The Corvettes
July 14 – Three Chord Justice
July 21 – The Bill Magee Blues Band AND Len Rainey & The Midnight Players
July 28 – Phat Cat Swingers
August 4 – The Alley Cats
August 11 – Clay Colton Band
August 18 – The Cat·illacs
All concerts are free to the public. For more information visit the City of Santee’s Special Events page.