For Immediate Release | July 16, 2018
Contact: Louise Duncan, Interim Special Events Managerlduncan@avon.org
| (970) 748-4065
AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
Presented by the Town of Avon
Freddy & Francine and The Spin Doctors will perform free community concert on Wednesday, July 18th
Avon, CO – Join us at the Avon Performance Pavilion, at Harry A. Nottingham Park, on July 18th for family fun and music at the second AvonLIVE! free community concert. The Spin Doctors, the multi-platinum classic pop rock band, headline the July 18th show. The renowned folk-pop duo, Freddy & Francine, open the evening’s live music, which begins at 5:30 p.m.
Concert & Event Specials: The concert is free to the public, and in partnership with the Avon Lake Street Market, features street food trucks and tents, beer, wine and spirits, booths with local produce, crafts and gifts, and the Lettuce Patch Kids Zone with the Cave of Confusion and face painting. Reduced price drinks between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. and special food pricing or "Free Meal Happy Hour" from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mouth-watering options include scrumptious street tacos and quesadillas, tuna poke and Maui chicken, lamb and veggie gyros, sausages, ice cream, popcorn and snow cones. A collection of craft brews, wine, refreshing spirits and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold. Special promotion: three pairs of SkullCandy headphones will be raffled off each evening.
The Bands: Since their debut albums Homebelly Groove and Pocketful of Kryptonite in 1991-92, The Spin Doctors have been lighting up the charts and massive venues with their universal rock and roll style. With an appearance on SNL and continued touring, Kryptonite went triple-platinum. And they’re bringing all that energy to AvonLIVE! To open the evening’s music, the not-quite folk and pop duo, Freddy & Francine, take the stage for an eclectic style of American pop. As Freddy (Lee Ferris) says, “We’re performers... there’s screaming.” Energetic retro-pop/folk, Freddy & Francine are best described by the word “authentic."
- What: AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
- Where: Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park
- When: Wednesday, July 18th, 4 - 8:45 p.m.
- Park Lawn Opens: 4:00 p.m.
- Happy Hour on Drinks: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Free Meal Happy Hour: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Live Music: Begins at 5:30 p.m.
- SkullCandy raffle: Three times during the event
Sponsors: The Town of Avon is the AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park presenting sponsor. Additional sponsorship support is provided by The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, The Vail Daily & Weekly, KZYR, Jay Peterson of Slifer, Smith & Frampton, and Holy Cross Energy. The Westin is the award-winning resort that is home to Maya by Chef Richard Sandoval, Spa Anjali and an Athletic Club offering more than 60 group exercise classes per week.
Transportation & Parking: The use of public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the park. Free parking is available, including Avon Elementary School, Avon Recreation Center, on street parking, and the Beaver Creek Resorts Elk Lot
Food and beverages may be purchased at the event | Please deposit rubbish in the proper trash, recycling and composting bins | Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are allowed | Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the park | Marijuana smoking is prohibited | No pets please
More information: visit AvonLive.com and Avon.org/events
MEDIA CONTACT: Mike O’Brien, Producer
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