June 19, 2012 > Niles Town Plaza Concert and Celebration
Niles Town Plaza Concert and Celebration
Submitted By Michael McNevin
The Niles Town Plaza will be going full bore Sunday, June 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Third Annual Plaza Celebration and kickoff for the Town Plaza Summer Concert Series. Bands include plaza favorite Wooster (Reggae/pop/rock from Santa Cruz), Seattle based songwriter Terry Holder, and the McNevin & McClellan duo (local folk/Americana).
The beautiful Niles Town Plaza sits in the center of the old train town of Niles, framed by the hills of Fremont. A lawn amphitheater in front of the restored 1900s train station creates a pleasant afternoon view of the musicians, hills, and vintage steam trains that traverse Niles Canyon every other Saturday and Sunday. Bring low lawn chairs and blankets to the plaza lawn, enjoy the sunshine, and spend a relaxing afternoon in the silent film mecca where Charlie Chaplin and Broncho Billy made films 100 years ago. Large shade canopies will be provided by the Niles Main Street Association, and park benches form a long semi-circle facing the stage.
Kids' activities on the plaza begin at noon, and intermissions between bands feature three-legged races and other small town shenanigans. Picnic food is available from local eateries and food vendors adjacent to the plaza.
The five-block downtown of Niles is "Mayberry" with a twist - artisan and antique stores, great little restaurants, side streets, lakes, unique hole-in-the-wall shops across the street from the plaza invite a day of exploration.
Mark your calendar for this season of Sunday afternoon Spring/Summer Niles Plaza Concerts: June 24, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 19, and September 23
Concerts will feature Ron Thompson, Wooster, Patrice Pike Band, Gibbons and Stadler Band, The Lost Cats, Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements, Terry and Terry, The Blue Diamond Fillups, The Greentie Jazz Band, McNevin and The Spokes, and others.
The Niles Town Plaza Summer Concert Series is hosted and produced by Michael McNevin and Mudpuddle Music and sponsored by The Niles Main Street Association and The Golden Spike Music Program. More information on the summer concert series can be found at www.niles.org.
Please no alcohol, and help us keep the plaza clean. This is a family friendly event! Enjoy this free day of fun in the sun in historic downtown Niles.
Niles Town Plaza Summer Concert
Sunday, June 24
12 Noon - 4 p.m.
Niles Town Plaza
37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont
Photo Caption: Wooster