Winters Friends of the Library invites everyone to enjoy a series of free outdoor concerts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 1, at the Rotary Park Gazebo, Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Winters.
The series will kick off on July 11 with the Woodland Community Band, under the direction of Bobby Rogers, presenting a mix of patriotic songs, big band tunes from the swing era, music from movie soundtracks, pop standards and more.
Band members come from Davis, Woodland, Dixon, Winters, Esparto and Sacramento and represent a broad age range — from middle school students to retired professional musicians.
On July 18, Los Tres de Winters will present an evening of Norteño-style music, with accordion, bajo sexto and bass. This lively music is a hybrid of Mexican and Spanish vocal traditions with waltzes and polkas brought to Mexico by Czech and German immigrants in the mid-19th century. It evolved in the north of Mexico and is now a favorite style throughout the Western United States.
On July 25, Jenny Lynn and her Real Gone Daddies roll in with their unique take on rockabilly and ’50s rock ‘n’ roll. Lynn has roots deeply set in California honkytonk.
The series concludes on Aug. 1 with Tango No. 9. The San Francisco-based quartet explores tango music in all of its myriad manifestations — traditional dance music, vocal ballads, tango nuevo and more recent compositions — bringing an idiosyncratic twist to each.
With violin, piano and trombone and the unforgettable vocals of tenor Zoltan DiBartolo, the group presents a witty and elegant take on the most romantic and heart-breaking songs the world has ever known.
The concerts are free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The Friends of the Library will have pizza, ice cream and cold drinks for sale, and all proceeds will support the Winters Library. There also will be a selection of quality used books for sale.
For more information, contact Keith Cary at 530-795-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.