Brian Jirka and
the Cabby Band will blend their stylish creations of pop, rock and soul
into a unique experience for the whole family when they kick off the
Murphys Community Club’s popular First Fridays in the Park series on
Friday, June 7, 5:30 pm.
From June to
September, First Fridays in the Park will feature performances by a variety
of musical groups playing in the familiar gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m.
Friends and neighbors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets
and enjoy a small town America gathering in the cool confines of Murphys
Community Park. The park’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) license
prohibits the bringing of wine or liquor into the park but wine and beer
will be available to purchase with the proceeds going to the Murphys
Community Club. . Each event will have a community sponsor. Murphys Pour
House and Murphys Irish Pub are the June sponsors.
Beginning at 4
p.m. music lovers can purchase food from two food trucks. Lorenzo Neto and
his Food Shack sells hamburgers, burritos, salads and more. Mary’s Taco
Truck offers a variety of Latin favorites. There will be a featured local
wine, beer and other beverages for sale at “The Hut”. All proceeds
will go to maintaining and improving the park.
There is no
admission charge and ample free parking is available nearby. Donations to
help maintain the park are always gratefully received.
The featured bands
for the rest of the First Fridays series are: July 5, Two Hoots and a
Holler; August 2, The Iconics; September 6, Leilani and the Distractions.
The park will also
be the site for the Calaveras Arts Council’s Wednesday, August 7 Music in
the Parks performance featuring Cantamos, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Park is located on Algiers St. in historic downtown Murphys.
Membership in the Murphys Community Club is open to everyone and
contributions are tax deductible. For further information, call