Free Summer Wednesdays concerts are back at CSUSB beginning July 2


Summer Wednesdays concerts are back and this year will feature the infectious rhythms of Latin, country and surf music.

Summer Wednesdays_ Lower Commons

Sunset, lawn chairs, music, dancing — all part of the annual Summer Wednesdays concert series at Cal State San Bernardino.

Five different bands are set to take the stage for five consecutive weeks in July during this free concert series, which will take place in the Lower Commons Plaza of California State University, San Bernardino.

Summer Wednesdays opens July 2 with the Latin Society. This big band Latin-sound group is currently in its 38th year of performing in Southern California. The band is known for its unique Latin flavor and horn section arrangements.

The music of the Mighty Joaquins is, in their own words, “pure ear candy.” This strong and versatile country band will be playing their familiar original, rock and modern country rhythms on July 9.

Add some music to your day on July 16 with Keepin’ the Summer Alive, a Beach Boys tribute band that plays all the familiar musical tracks sung by the legendary ‘60s American rock group.

Enjoy upbeat tempos, horns, keyboards and fantastic vocals when Latin Flare takes the stage on July 23. Performing songs such as “Hey, Baby Que Paso” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” this seven-piece band is sure to deliver a lot of sound and great dance music.

The band for the July 30 concert will be announced soon.

CSUSB’s Summer Wednesdays concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end around 9 p.m. Parking is complimentary in Lot D.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy music by the stars. Concession stands are also available.

For more information, call Coussoulis Arena at (909) 537-7360.