Notorious Shank Brothers bring their crowd-pleasing bluegrass and country music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, April 23, from 5 p.m. to dark. The festivities are in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.
The band consists of Al Shank, mandolin and vocals; Steve O’Neill, bass; Ken Eldridge, guitar and vocals; and Erik Shank, five-string banjo and vocals. O’Neill, who plays with Yolo Mambo and The Bonanza King Band, will sit in with Notorious Shank Brothers and taking a solo on Bill Monroe’s blues classic, “Bluegrass Stomp.”
The market is open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.