Sidetracked — Drew Allen (guitar, harmonica and vocals), John Palmer (fiddle, mandolin, Irish whistles, guitar and accordion), Greg Roth (guitar, harmonica and vocals), Steve Barre (drums), Pat Roth (autoharp and vocals), Ann Barre (bass and vocals) and Mary Miles (percussion and vocals) — brings its eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, western swing, Irish ballads and pop tunes to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, May 14, from 5 p.m. to dark. The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This Sacramento-based band is regularly featured at Fiddletown Fiddlers’ Jam and farmers markets. The Davis Food Co-op sponsors the music; the market’s community partner, Sutter Davis Hospital, sponsors Picnic in the Park.
Bring your own picnic or buy dinner at the food fair, where there is a wide array of choices. Members of Soroptimist International of Davis will pour local beer and wine to raise money for local charities.
Children’s entertainment includes Central Park’s bicycle-powered carousel, Rocknasium’s climbing structure, bounce houses, face-painting and balloon-maker Dilly Dally the Clown.
Spring produce — asparagus, greens, snap peas, lettuces and strawberries — plus local eggs, honey and meat fill the market, with craft booths at the north end.
For more information, call 530-756-1695 or visit www.davisfarmersmarket.org to see the music schedule for the entire Picnic in the Park season, which continues every Wednesday evening through October.