This evening’s inaugural revamped downtown farmers market dubbed “Market & Music in Manteca” promises to live up to its billing.
Besides having 11 farmers selling vegetables, fruits, nuts and more along with other vendors there will be family friendly music and added touches such as the Lodi Brewery hosting a beer garden.
The Kind of Blue band will play jazz. Food vendors include Lockeford Sausage, Rock Oven Pizza, Go Falafel, Hummus Heaven, and Olde Time Kettlecorn among others.
It takes place every Tuesday through the end of July at Library Park from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
The farmers will be lined up on the street facing the park while vendors will encircle the gazebo. That will allow families to enjoy the music as they shop as well as stay awhile to enjoy the cool summer evening.
Kind of Blue has played various venues such as the San Joaquin County Fair, Barber Blues (Sacramento Art Walk), Royce Farms BBQ, Garlic Brothers in Stockton, Coco’s in Brentwood, The Cellar Door in Lodi, Isadore’s and other places as well. The band’s repertoire includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and funk.
The band is built on a foundation of blues and rhythms made famous by Miles Davis, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn and more. They also highlight current j=top jazz performers such as Robben Ford, John Mayer, and Derek Trucks.
The presenting sponsors are American Chevrolet and South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
The event is being staged by the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber has stepped up efforts to secure family friendly music that in the coming weeks includes Jim Anderson & the Rebels.
The forecast calls for mild weather with gentle Delta breezes expected to rustle the leaves of the stately sycamore trees that dot Library Park.
Vendor space is $20 per night for non-profits, $35 for crafters and commercial vendors, and $45 for food vendors. Chamber members receive a $5 discount.
For more information contact the chamber at 823.6121 or go to www.Manteca.org for email access.