Julie and the Jukes bring their crowd-pleasing classic blues to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 30, in Central Park. Music starts at 5 p.m.
This local band — featuring Charles Oriel, guitar and vocals; Dan Callnon, drums; Julie Simon, bass and vocals; and Mark Miller, harmonica — brings to life the classic Chicago blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, the Texas-style blues of Freddie King and the classic female blues of Bessie Smith and Ida Cox.
The Davis Food Co-op sponsors the music and Sutter Davis Hospital sponsors Picnic in the Park.
The market is open 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or grab dinner at more than a dozen prepared food booths, including Davis Food Co-op, Montoya’s Tamales, Our House, Village Bakery, The Hotdogger, Bare Juices, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, The Buckhorn, Raja’s Tandoor, Kathmandu Kitchen, Thai Recipes, East West Gourmet, Sugar Daddies, Fat Face, Upper Crust Bakery, Davis Bread & Desserts and Kettlepop.
Davis Soroptimists will pour beer and wine, raising money for local charities.
The market is packed with organic and conventional summer produce — blackberries, strawberries, melons, grapes, avocados, greens, lettuces, corn, summer squashes and beans, potatoes, onions, garlic and bok choy — plus local cheese, wine, dried fruit and nuts, blackberry jams, crisps and pies, plus other baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts.
Visitors can shop the farmers market, buy dinner or bring a picnic, and entertain kids with Central Park’s bicycle-powered carousel, the Rocknasium’s climbing structure, bouncing bungalows, face-painting, pony rides by Greenich’s Acres and balloon-maker Dilly Dally the Clown.
Check out the music schedule for Picnic in the Park at www.davisfarmersmarket.org/picnic or follow the market on Facebook for updates.