South San Francisco, CA August 27 2019 Submitted by Erin O’Brien, Recreation & Community Services Supervisor
The South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present the fifth annual Concert in the Park on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:30pm on the soccer field at Orange Memorial Park, located on West Orange Avenue at Tennis Drive in South San Francisco.
This year’s Concert in the Park will feature two stages to entertain audiences. Attendees will enjoy music by headlining act and Grammy Award winner, Marlow Rosado, and Bay Area music pioneers Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, as well as performances by local high school jazz bands.
This free family-oriented community event will also feature activities for all ages at the Family Fun Zone. Children will have a blast climbing the rock wall, playing in the bounce houses, exploring the park in the trackless train and so much more! Hungry concert-goers will enjoy food and drink sales from a variety of food trucks, local purveyors, the South San Francisco Farmers’ Market, as well as South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation. Free, convenient parking will be available at South San Francisco High School, with shuttle bus service to the park.
About the Performers
Hi-energy, eclectic and amped-up Grammy winner, pianist, producer, songwriter: Marlow Rosado, has over two decades experience in the music industry. With eleven nominations and one American Grammy under his belt, Marlow is a driving force in the Latin music industry. From salsa to rock, from bachata to merengue, from Regueton to hip hop, Marlow Rosado has had his strong creative hand in all of it.
Lydia and the band debuted when the Filmore was at its peak as one of the nation’s musical Mecca’s. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia’s voice and the sound of the band that he
immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label. During the span of six original late-60’s, early- 70’s albums, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood helped, along with Tower of Power, forge their own specific brand of funk/soul and R&B which came to be known as East Bay Grease. That music still holds up today, proving that great music is timeless and will continue to inspire generations to come. Lydia Pense and Cold Blood still fill halls with cheering, dancing, foot-stomping fans. Far from fading over the years, Cold Blood has flourished.
You can find more information about this event at www.ssf.net/concert.