Concert series rolls on with Motown, soul group |

Concert series rolls on with Motown, soul group

Staff Reports

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department’s 2016 GE Family Concert Series is off to a great start and will continue with a soulful feeling.

The next concert is Friday and will feature Nathan Owens Motown and Soul Review and is being co-sponsored by Edgewood Companies.

“Spend an evening of music with family and friends at Minden Park,” Recreation Coordinator Amanda Reid said. “Concerts are free of charge due to the generous contributions of local businesses and organizations.”

“Nathan Owens Motown and Soul is a high energy, eight member spectacular show,” a press release said. “It contains an eight-piece live band with a blazing horn section, beautiful costumes, not to mention a band that plays and dances with the best of them.”

There are legend impersonators such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, Tina Turner and many more, playing the big hits by known groups like The Spinners, Four Tops, Sam and Dave and the Temptations.

Concessions will available sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and the Carson Valley Lions Club.

Douglas County Parks & Recreation would like to thank all of the 2016 sponsors including: GE Measurement & Control, Town of Minden, Carson Valley Inn, Bently Ranch, Carson Tahoe Health, Dr. James the Dentist, Edgewood Companies, Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant & Distribution Center, Building Concepts, Inc, Carson City Toyota, Capital Ford, Campagni Auto Group, Carson Valley Lions Club, Gardnerville Health and Rehabilitation Center, Grand Prix Express Car Wash, Guild Mortgage, I’d Eat There, Keigh Cox Design, Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, Minden Lawyers, LLC, Mort’s Auto Body, Nancy McDermid, Nu Systems, Inc, R&S Optimum Offset, Sierra Lutheran High School, Silver State Building Materials, Sports Aviation Foundation, Sullivan Law Offices, The Ridge Resorts, TruNorth Wealth Management, LLC and Vital Signs Graphics & Marketing

Concert reminders:

Children must be supervised at all times. Playing and climbing on the planters and ramp to the restroom are prohibited. Throwing of hard balls is prohibited for safety reasons but Nerf balls will be allowed, as long as they are being used safely.

For the safety of dogs and the safety of all concert goers, leave dogs at home.

No lawn space may be reserved/sectioned off until 7 a.m. the day of the concert.

Do not lay blankets on the lawn until after 5 p.m. the day of the concert. Blankets left out for the day can damage the grass and will be removed.

For the benefit of all visitors to Minden Park, reserved/sectioned off spaces must be no larger than 10’ x 10’.

If tape is used to reserve a section, the tape must be removed for safety and visibility reasons prior to the start of the concert.

In order to allow everyone to enjoy the concerts the event will be closing 5th Street to allow motor homes parking and concessions. RV parking will be allowed in a designated area only starting at 9 a.m. the day of the concerts and an RV Pass is required. Call the recreation department prior to the concerts to receive a pass at 782-5500 ext. 1.

RV parking at other locations around the park obscures the line of sight for Minden homeowners around the park.

For more information please contact the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department at 782-5500 ext. 1.