Picnic Pops Series: “Episode 8: The Phantom Mayhem”

August 26th at Pioneer Park

Under the artistic direction of Cheryl Woldseth, the Nevada County Concert Band continues its 47th season with its final of four Picnic Pops concerts, themed “Episode 8: The Phantom Mayhem,” featuring big band, classic, jazz, folk, film and popular music. The theme connecting this year’s summer concert series is “Star Wars,” but no need to travel to a galaxy far, far away!

August is month number eight, so “Episode 8: The Phantom Mayhem” features songs that have stood the test of time – and can withstand remakes, sequels and other pop culture references. The mayhem will include:

Selections from “Mary Poppins” (can you spell “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”?)
“Dance of the Lunatics (An Idiotic Rave)”
“The Muppets’ Greatest Hits” (look for Animal on drums)
“What’s Up At the Symphony?” (a medley of Bugs Bunny cartoon songs)
Johann Strauss’s rousing “Radetzky March” (clap along!)

Plus there will be film scores by John Williams, hits from the legendary rock band Chicago (“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”), a tribute to the big band era, and much more.

2018 Foote Scholarship recipient Zachary Riner will be a featured soloist, performing “That Old Time Religion” on tenor saxophone with the band.

Join the fun! These family-oriented concerts are always free, accessible and great for all ages. Bring a picnic to the park, or enjoy treats from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

To conclude their summer concerts, the band will also perform a Labor Day concert on Sunday September 2 for Lake Wildwood residents. Their 2018 season will end with a downtown Nevada City street concert on Saturday September 8, as part of the Constitution Day Celebration’s weekend events.

Non-profit donations to support the Nevada County Concert Band are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit the band’s web site at nccb.org, follow the band on Facebook, or check out the band’s growing collection of YouTube videos.


WHAT: “Episode 8: The Phantom Mayhem”

WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Sunday August 26, 2018

WHERE: Pioneer Park, corner of Park Avenue & Nimrod Street, Nevada City

TICKETS: Free (non-profit donations accepted)

CONTACT: nccb.org or email nccband@yahoo.com