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First Friday in The Park

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Date(s) - 06/12/2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Murphys Community Park


To kick off this year’s season of First Fridays in the Park neighborhood concerts, the sponsoring Murphys Community Club is actually staging the June event on the second Friday of the month, June 12 to avoid a conflict with the graduation ceremony at Bret Harte High School.

“It has become a tradition to move our June performance ahead seven days,” states MCC president Suzanne Friedman.  “With many of our families involved with Bret Harte we don’t want to compete with the school’s important year-end celebration.”

From June to September, First Friday in the Park will feature a performance by a local musical group playing in the iconic gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m.   From 4 p.m., a special dinner will be available for purchase at $10.00 per person and a featured local wine will be on sale along with other beverages.  Friends and neighbors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a small town America gathering in the cool confines of Murphys Community Park.

The June 12 program will feature John Covert and Crystal Image, a variety band playing classic rock, country, blues, oldies, originals and more.  Covert, who established the band in 1968, plays keyboards and sings. He has opened shows for a number of popular groups such as Tower of Power, Chad and Jeremy, The Coasters, The Chiffons, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Alchemy will cater the meal.  The menu will consist of smoked pulled pork with smoky BBQ sauce, tropical mango slaw, Alchemy gold nugget cheese bread, and white chocolate macadamia cookie.

There is no admission charge and ample free parking is available nearby. Donations to help maintain the park are always gratefully received.

Murphys Community Park is located on Algiers St. in historic downtown Murphys.  Membership in the Murphys Community Club is open to everyone and contributions are tax deductible.  For further information, call 728-8183, or click on the Community Club link at visitmurphys.com