Music is in the air in El Dorado Hills this summer and officials at Town Center want you to come and listen.
“We have a lot of music going on this summer,” said Natalie Buerki, marketing manager. “We have Live on the Boulevard, which is our free 12-week concert series that we do every year and we’re having a fabulous group called Steelin’ Dan on Thursday, June 28.”
The concerts run from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and, according to Buerki, those in attendance can number from between 1,800 and 2,000.
For those who want even more music, every fourth Saturday of each month, businesses and performers get together to entertain event goers with special offers and fun.
“Showcase Saturdays is a combination of events from 6 to 8 p.m.,” she said. “All the businesses here at Town Center have the chance to have a table out here on the boulevard and they showcase their business by giving away deals, specials, free items and free tastings. We have live music going on along the boulevard.”
In addition, event goers can visit with the businesses, get a free neck massage from Massage Envy, and even get a free shave from the barber.
“It’s a fun thing from 6 to 8 p.m. showcasing the businesses,” Buerki said. “At 8 p.m. we are having a concert in the Steven Young Amphitheater. Usually we feature local talent that comes out here. That’s every fourth Saturday through September.”
As the season winds down, Buerki said there will be a grand finale that includes a car show.
“Showcase Saturdays are definitely something I came up with and I hope that it continues to grow,” she said. “It’s a brand new event but it was just kind of a combination of what I’d seen. We do a lot music here but we weren’t able to get people to go into the businesses. People would come here for the music, listen and leave. It’s not that they might not go into the businesses later but the Showcase Saturday was a brainstorm about combining events together.”
On July 3, the center is holding its third annual July Third Fireworks Jubilee.
“We have a huge fireworks show after dark but before that we have a Badge to Badge Chili Cook-off and this year we’re going to have eight different badges here competing against each other for their favorite charity,” Buerki said.
“Tasters pay $10 and taste and vote for their favorite chili. All the money goes to the winner’s charity. It is a really fun event. The California Highway Patrol is out here as well as the sheriff. There are five different fire companies including Cal Fire and El Dorado Hills fire,” she said.
In addition, representatives from the Folsom Police Department will be there.
“Its a community thing and really cool for the kids to see the vehicles and walk around,” she said. “There are also three live bands playing on the boulevard. From 6 to 9:30 p.m., people can listen to music and there are also seven bounce houses and Radio Disney will be here doing their Rockin’ Road Show.”
Buerki said the events draw people from all over and every year the crowds are growing.
For more information visit eldoradohillstowncenter.com.