Check out this fun summer schedule of free entertainment


Co-sponsored by the city of Claremont and the Kiwanis Club of Claremont, everyone is invited to the Monday night concerts in the park. This year’s series begins Monday, July 9 and continues through September 3. Concerts are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. but arrive early with a picnic or purchase something yummy from the Kiwanians’ grill. Concerts are at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. The Monday summer line-up is as follows:

—July 9: Cold Duck

—July 16: Hit Me ‘90s

—July 23: The Fab 5

—July 30: The Silverados

—August 6: Night Blooming Jazzmen

—August 13: The Ravelers

—August 20: Michael Ryan & Friends

—August 27: Suavé

—September 3: The Answer



The Claremont Police Department sponsors family-friendly movies in the park on summer evenings. Each week features a new movie at a different location. Film titles and locations are:

—Tuesday, July 10: Spark: A Space Tail at Blaisdell Park, 440 S. College Dr.

—Tuesday, July 17: The Emoji Movie at June Vail Park, Grand Avenue and Bluefield Drive

—Tuesday, August 7: Despicable Me 3 at Memorial park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. This is National Night Out with In-N-Out burgers. The Police Department has a limited amount of free tickets available for pick-up at the police department (570 W. Bonita Ave.) Tickets are for Claremont residents only and the limit is four tickets per address (must show proof of residency).


—Wednesday, July 25: The Happy Crowd will perform a free concert from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shelton Park on the northeast corner of Bonita and Harvard in the Village.


Sponsored by the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, Friday Nights Live runs through October from 6 to 9 p.m. Live music will be performed in the Public Plaza, 101 N. Indian Hill; Chamber, 205 Yale Ave.; City Hall, 225 Second St.; and Shelton Park at Bonita and Harvard. The summer schedule is listed below.

—Friday, June 29: Amanda Castro Band at Laemmle plaza; Ana Maria de la Cruz at the chamber; Mohave Beach Band at Shelton Park; and Daniel Harmon at city hall.

—Friday, July 6: Squeakin’ Wheels at Laemmle plaza; Los Whateveros at the chamber of commerce; Scott Middleton Group at Shelton Park; and Randy Miller at city hall.

—Friday, July 13: Amazing Tone Benders perform classic rock at the Laemmle plaza; Larry and Rhonda Jackson/Small Town Magic perform folk/blues at the chamber; The Dogs at Shelton Park; Mike’s Guitar World at city hall.

—Friday, July 20: Harmony Sisters & the Little Big Band at Laemmle plaza; Marimba Tropical at the Chamber; Dynamite Dawson at Shelton Park; Outerwave Surf Band at city hall.

—Friday, July 27: Blues & Fries at Laemmle plaza; Mojave Beach Band at the chamber; Nomads at Shelton Park; Technopagan at city hall.


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