Need a good example of why Midtown is the best place to live or work in the region? Look no further than the Hot Lunch Concert Series, which kicks off May 31, 2012 at Fremont Park and continues Thursday afternoons until the end of August. Killer live music curated by Jerry Perry, food trucks like Wicked Wich and Mama Kim’s on hand, Hot Italian’s delicious pizzas and paninis within a stone’s throw, sunshine and soft grass…what’s not to love?

“This is our fourth year and I suspect it will be our biggest year yet,” Perry recently told Submerge. “We’ve added food trucks, and as always about half the event is first-time artists. Like this year I have Jonah Matranga out there for the first time, and Survival Guide, and Not An Airplane.”

He also pointed out series faves from past years like Exquisite Corps, Walking Spanish, Freebadge Serenaders and Musical Charis, all who will return this year.

“I love the unique celebration of Midtown/downtown that this event is,” he said. “It really is a great way to enjoy the best of Sac.”

May 31, 2012 see Island of Black & White and Leonardo Da Vinci Blues Band, and on June 7 see The Bell Boys. Hot Lunch is every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keep an eye out on the music calendar section in future issues of Submerge for Hot Lunch Concert Series listings throughout the summer.

    Jonathan Carabba

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