A quintet that plays a combination of rock, roots, gospel, blues, funk, and reggae is playing Friday, July 15 in Minden Park.
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department’s 2016 GE Family Concert Series is hosting Jelly Bread at 6:30 p.m. in the park’s gazebo.
The Reno-based band is co-fronted by singer/gospel drummer, Cliff Porter, and southern-fried singer/guitarist, Dave Berry. They are backed by Errick Lewis on bass, Sean Lehe (formerly of Isabella and Poor Man’s Whiskey) on lead guitar, and Eric Matlock on keyboards and talk box.
The five members regularly play in the Carson City area, as well as around the United States. The band describes its sound as “a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock.”
The series is sponsored by area businesses and organization. Concerts are free to attend.
Other bands scheduled to perform in the series are Catch a Wave, a tribute to the Beach Boys, on Aug. 5; and Foreigner Unauthorized on Aug. 26.
All performances are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the exception of the concert on Aug. 26, which starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8.
Concessions by Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and the Carson Valley Lions Club will be available for purchase.
Children must be supervised at all times, and dogs are not permitted. Fifth Street will be closed during the events to allow motor homes parking and concessions. RV parking will be allowed in a designated area only starting at 9 a.m. on the day of the concerts; an RV pass, available by calling 775-782-5500, ext. 1, is required.
RV parking at other locations around the park obscures the line of sight for Minden homeowners around the park.
No lawn space can be reserved or sectioned off until 7 a.m. on the day of the concert, when reserved sections can be no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet each. Blankets are not permitted on the lawn until after 5 p.m. on the day of the event.
For more information, call the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 775-782-5500, ext. 1.