Just last week a new, six-week-long concert series launched in Davis, brought to you by the fine folks from Davis Music Festival and the popular local restaurant, Hot Italian. “Summer on the Green” will go down every Thursday through Aug. 17 in Davis and will feature live music in a family-friendly outdoor park setting, fun activities, some of the best pizza in town, drinks and great company. Here’s a look at the lineup: July 20 will feature Davis funk band Big Sticky Mess, July 27 will see Davis rock band The Five Thirty perform, Aug. 3 will be Davis funk/afrobeat outfit The Heavyweight Champs, Aug. 10 is rock group Matt Jaffe and the Distractions from San Francisco, and finally on Aug. 17 the Summer on the Green series will wrap up with a performance from reggae/dub group Roots Man Project from the Vacaville area. All shows are free, all-ages, start at 6 p.m. and go down at Davis Commons on the grass outside of Hot Italian in Downtown Davis. For more information, go on Facebook and search for “Summer on the Green” to find their event pages.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 6 of issue #244 (July 17 – 31, 2017)**