The 2011 Summer Music in the Park concert series drew to a close Sunday evening with the performance of Soca & Reggae Music Upstream in La Cañada’s Memorial Park.
Despite the heat of the day, where temperatures hovered in the upper 90s to low 100s, the concert was well attended and the park was crowded with families lounging in chairs and on blankets.
Susie Goddard and Gary Evans have been attending the music series for six summers.
“We’ve come for so long, we’ve seen other families grow up, from their children starting young to getting older,” Goddard said. “We see [concert] regulars and don’t even know them, but see their families grow.”
Ben and Rachel Sures of Montrose have attended the summer concert series for the past two summers, but introduced their friends Lorraine and Fred Perez to the concerts this summer.
Ben Sures said he enjoys the Neil Diamond tribute band and the soft-rock bands, but added that the concert series could benefit from tribute bands or music genres that are more popular among people in their 20s and 30s.