• This year’s concert features old favorites and new talent
By Randi Somers
KBBI’s 33rd-annual Concert on the Lawn at Karen Hornaday Park this Saturday and Sunday promises a weekend of varied entertainment with lots of old favorites and a few performers who are new to Homer audiences.
The first concert was staged in 1980.
In addition to the musical action onstage, the popular grass “dance floor” will be necklaced with tents offering arts, crafts, food and more.
Saturday’s line up includes: The Rubber Boot Leggers, Jon Crocker, Dan “Dirty D” Pascucci, JoAnn and Monte, Emma Hill, Red-5, Gary Sloan’s American Music, Nervis Rex and Superfrequency.
Sunday’s show features: Janessa Blackmore, Seafaring Strangers, The Pink Slips (starring pianist Johnny B), Beer Money, Feeding Frenzy, 907 and the Holy Santos Gang.
Organizers advise that the lineup could change.
Since its inception, the Concert has been more than an outdoor music festival for many people. It has become an annual rite of summer.
“Concert on the Lawn is a benefit, wrapped in a social event, connecting a vibrant community with one of our most vital community resources, Public Radio KBBI AM 890,” station General Manager Dave Anderson said. “This weekend of fun is made possible by our musicians, volunteers, supportive organizations and you.”
Considering the recent move to stop federal funding for public radio and television, KBBI may need funds raised by this event more than ever.
Since parking is a premium, overflow parking is permitted on the north side of Fairview Avenue and after business hours at Homer Medical Center, Kachemak Medical Clinic and the Homer Independent Living Center.
Parking is not allowed in front of residences, at South Peninsula Hospital or Kenai Physical Therapy. Volunteers will be on-hand to guide vehicles to available parking.
Pets are not permitted.
Tickets are $22 daily for adults and $11 for youth under 18. Children are admitted free with parents or guardians.
What: KBBI Concert on the Lawn
When: July 28-29
Where: Karen Hornaday Park
Tickets: Daily: $22 Adults, $11 youth under 18
More info: www.kbbi.org or Facebook
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