PCAA plans free concert outdoors at the square

The sound of guitars and song will be heard from Marktplatz on Sunday, June 29, when the Frank Gomez Band performs for the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance’s (PCAA) Concert In The Park.

The concert has no charge and is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Adelsverein Halle (the largest pavilion) on Marktplatz.

The public is invited to attend and bring blankets or chairs to sit in. There will also be a limited number of picnic table seats available.

The band will perform for about an hour-and-a-half. The group blends blues, jazz, R&B and funk through melody and rhythm.

 Listeners are invited to bring their own picnic meals or snacks from home. Also, while the band performs, listeners are encouraged to dance on a makeshift dance floor.

Frank Gomez is an Austin-based American rhythm and blues singer/song writer, guitarist and vocalist. He organized the Frank Gomez band in 2007.

Since then, the band has released two albums, the latest one dropping in 2011 called “Soul Resurrection.”

Throughout this year, the band will perform in major venues in Houston, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and St. Louis.

The concert is presented by PCAA and is funded by proceeds from Oktoberfest. The concerts are a way of saying “Thank You” to the volunteers in the community that make Oktoberfest happen.

PCAA’s summer series includes three more performances throughout this summer. These include:

• July 27: Groove Knight, one of Austin’s premier party bands offering “high-energy” music.

• Aug. 24: The Almost Patsy Cline Band, which will make its encore appearance on the PCAA stage over the Gillespie County Fair Weekend.

• Sept. 14: the Polkamatics, a group who evolved from the “Luckenbach Junior High Progressive Oompah Band” by the way of the “We’d Rather Not Be Marching Band.”

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