While it may not be the “21st night of September,” Saturday, July 15, will be one to remember at Central Park in Santa Clarita.
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, is next in the city’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, and will take the Central Park stage, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire is considered to be the best tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire in the entire country. The band, based in the Pacific Northwest, was formed by lead vocalist Thomas “Chazz” Smith and drummer Jeff Haile, whose dream was to play the music that they listened to growing up.
Over time, the band grew and began to attract national attention. As a result, Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire has performed across the country at casinos, state fairs and some of the most prestigious jazz clubs.
“Out of 1,000 other bands that I have heard play this material, Kalimba is the first band that gets it like it’s supposed to be played,” said former Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist Sheldon Reynolds in 2013.
Concerts in the Park are free events put on by the city every Saturday night through August 26. The family-friendly atmosphere allows residents and visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy the music all summer long.
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets and food vendors will be on site selling a variety of concessions and snacks. A free bicycle valet service is provided by the SCV Bicycle Coalition, allowing residents to bike to and from the concert and avoid the hassle of finding a place to park.
For more information on Concerts in the Park, visit Santa-Clarita.com/Concerts.