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MELLOW MANTECA WEEKEND

Downtown street fair today, Sunday

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MELLOW MANTECA WEEKEND

Phillip Fiorio plays jazz music under the Library Park gazebo during the street fair kickoff party on Friday night.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/


POSTED April 1, 2017 1:03 a.m.

It doesn’t get much better than this.
A high of 77 degrees today and 80 degrees on Sunday are expected in Manteca.
Downtown streets will be lined with vendors pedaling everything from craft items and clothes to sunglasses and unique trinkets.
Street fair food will be in abundance.
There’s free entertainment from tunes to belly dancing.
And if crowds are anything like they have been in the past 20 years, people watching will be at a premium.
It is going to be a mellow Manteca weekend thanks to the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau staging the 21st annual Crossroads Street Fair today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown.
The two-day street fair features free entertainment in Wilson Park behind the post office and across from the library as well as at the Library Park gazebo stage.
The Wilson Park entertainment lineup for today, includes:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Silvermoon: The band played in two USO tours in Japan and Korea in 1977 as well as Spain and Italy in 1980. They have been performing old-time favorites since 1978.
1 to 5 p.m. — Latin Magic: It will feature a disc jockey for the first hour and then the band featuring Peter Castanon and his fellow musicians who have been playing music ranging from cumbias and oldies to Latin rock since 1989.
The Wilson Park entertainment lineup for Sunday includes:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Jammers:  Fred Stepp and his crew play “a mix of everything” with old standards, country, bluegrass, and rock and roll.
2 to 5 p.m. — Crystal Image: John Covert and gang offer classic rock, country blues, and more.
 The Library Park entertainment lineup for today includes:
11 a.m. to noon — Bukkyo Taiko: Taiko literally means “fat drum” in Japanese. The music is not only heard but it is also felt.
1 to 5 p.m. — Kirk Randall & the Backbeat: The distinctive sound is influenced by jazz, blues, country, and hard rock.
The Library Park entertainment lineup for Sunday includes:
Noon to 1 p.m. — Rio Valley Bell:  Talented students from Rio Valley Charter School perform lovely music with bells.
1 to 1:45 p.m. — Gypsy Phoenix Belly Dancers.
2 to 3 p.m. — Manteca Martial Arts
3 to 5 p.m. — Jamaican Music: Disc jockey provides festive music beats.
The carnival takes place in front of the 30,000-square-foot former Best Buy that is being remodeled as a Fitness Evolution health club. The hours are today from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

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