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Notorious Shank Brothers — From left, Al Shank (mandolin and vocals), Steve O'Neill (bass); Ken Eldridge (guitar and vocals); and Erik Shank (five-string banjo and vocals) will play bluegrass and country music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, April 23. Courtesy photo


Notorious Shank Brothers take over the Picnic

By From page A11 | April 22, 2014

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.

Enterprise staff

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