La Center hosts a free summer concert series, “Saturdays in the Park,” in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater in Sternwheeler Park. This is the series’ fourth season, featuring five free concerts from 6 until 8 p.m. on the following summer Saturday nights: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 29. The tribute bands that will be performing are Harvest Gold (Neil Young), Calico the Band (Americana/California Country), Texas Tribute (ZZ Top), Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash), and the final concert is Abbey Roadster (tribute to The Beatles).
The concerts are completely free and all ages are welcome. Seating is outdoor on the wide, grassy amphitheater ledges; bring blankets, lawn chairs, a picnic dinner, and dress for the warm summer weather. (Well, we HOPE it will be warm. It’s about time, right?) Sternwheeler Park is located at 100 E. 4th St. in La Center. Come early and enjoy a hike through the wetlands and along the marshy riverbottom, which is rich with native plants, flowers, and wildlife.