Concert lineup is ready to heat up summer

GROOVIN’—LA AllStars entertains the crowd at a previous Summer Concert in the Park in Thousand Oaks. They return this year for July 4. Courtesy of CRPD

GROOVIN’—LA AllStars entertains the crowd at a previous Summer Concert in the Park in Thousand Oaks. They return this year for July 4. Courtesy of CRPD

The Conejo Recreation and Park District presents the familyfriendly 2018 Summer Concerts in the Park Series with five national touring bands.

All concerts begin at 5 p.m. in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks.

Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.

Los Angeles-based tribute band Queen Nation kicks off the series on Memorial Day, Mon., May 28.

Paying homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts, Queen Nation will perform such fan favorites as “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Killer Queen.”

A Memorial Day “Taps” tribute featuring Jonathan Dane on trumpet will precede the concert.

New this year is a flyover with five vintage T-34 Navy planes. The pilots are Michael Maloco, Marc Russell, Michael Hohls, Jon Russell and Ronny Alldredge, with coordination by Jerry Burkhardt.

The Independence Day concert on Wed., July 4 has been a Conejo Valley tradition for more than four decades.

The LA AllStars will sing and dance through patriotic tunes and favorites such as “Born in the USA,” “Living in America,” “Rockin’ in the USA,” “Dancing in the Street,” “We Are Family,” “Surfin’ in the USA,” “Proud to be an American” and “God Bless the USA.”

Mirage–Visions of Fleetwood Mac will perform Sun., July 22. The five-piece, L.A.- based band recreates authentic Fleetwood Mac concerts. Songs include “Over My Head,” “Monday Morning,” “Rhiannon,” “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain” and “You Make Loving Fun.”

Yachtley Crew presents 1970s and ‘80s soft rock Sun., Aug. 12.

“Soft rock” has been more recently identified as “yacht rock.”

Song list includes Christopher Cross’s “Ride Like the Wind,” Boz Scagg’s “Lowdown,” Toto’s “Africa,” Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” and Steely Dan’s “Reeling in the Years.”

The final concert of the summer on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 3 will be by The PettyBreakers, a tribute to Tom Petty and his band. The song list includes “American Girl,” “Breakdown,” “Listen to Her Heart,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and “Free Fallin’.”

The Labor Day concert is sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Acorn.

Attendees can bring picnics and blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating. The Conejo Center staff will sell $1 hot dogs and snow cones.

Event parking is off-site only. On-site parking is reserved for cars displaying handicap placards until the lot is full.

Leave pets at home.

For more information, go to crpd.org/concerts.