With summer drawing to a close and the chaos of back-to-school season approaching, families and community residents eagerly gathered Sunday in Memorial Park for the final 2010 Music in the Park concert.
The evening kicked off with a performance by Andre Thierry, a Northern California musician, and his band Zydeco Magic. Zydeco, a combination of both Cajun and Creole music, is rooted in Southwest Louisiana.
"Here's a little zydeco music for you and it goes a little something like this," said Thierry to the enthusiastic crowd as his band kicked off its set. Though guests had comfortably settled into their lawn chairs, ready to relax and enjoy the show, many were in front of the gazebo dancing as soon as Zydeco Magic began playing.
The crowd's participation and overall enthusiasm was just a little bittersweet, though — many were sad to see the summer series come to an end.
"We can't believe this is the last one," says Judi Snyder, a La Cañada resident who has been attending Music in the Park with her husband, Ted, since the tradition began. "We have a group of about 12-15 people. It's a great way to start our week and end our week, see people we know from the area."