July 2, 2003

Lodi Arts Commission to host free, noon-time concerts
Lunch Time Live Series kicks off 18 year anniversary with singer, guitarist Alex Kash

Lodi, Calif -- (July 1, 2003) - Lodi’s own Lunch Time Live Series, celebrates its 18th anniversary as it kicks off two months of FREE outdoor noon-time concerts with singer, guitarist Alex Kash.

An accomplished recording artist, songwriter and arranger, Alex has 3 CD's in current release, and has written songs for two different multi-platinum albums: Pat Travers (“Crash and Burn” album), and Journey (“Look Into The Future” album), and sang on sessions for Van Morrison, Narada Michael Walden, Pablo Cruise, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Stacy Lattisaw, Jorge Bermudez, Enzo Avitable and others.

Currently living in Avery, California, Alex continues to write and produce with his wife Bethany Dalton-Kash. Additionally, he sings, arranges, and engineers for clients at Emotive Studios, and at other studios, as well as singing and playing solo musical engagements, accompanied by 12 string guitar and occasional harmonica, for corporate, public, and private events, and accepting casual engagements with various bands as a lead singer.

Lunch Time Live is presented by the Lodi Arts Commission, in conjunction with the City of Lodi, the Lodi Arts Project Fund, and other business sponsors, the concerts will take place each Thursday at noon in the All Veteran’s Memorial Plaza (next to City Hall) beginning July 10th through August 28th, and will spotlight eight quality performances that promise to entertain audiences.

Also scheduled to appear at the Lunch Time Live Series are:
• July 17: Levi Huffman (jazz, rock, blues, folk)
• July 24: Renz (modern pop, adult contemporary)
• July 31: Juli Swann (Guitarist – rock, pop, folk, and surf)
• Aug. 7: John Covert (Folk, rock, blues, country)
• Aug. 14: John Hoover (Singer/Guitarist/songwriter – folk/pop)
• Aug. 21: Lodi Community Band
• Aug. 28: Frankie B.

The Lodi Arts Commission created Lunch Time Live back in 1985 (under the name “Brown Bag Series”). The series is one of the longest running annual programs presented by the Arts Commission.

Sponsorships are still welcomed and interested parties should contact the City’s Division of Arts & Culture at 209-333-5511.

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The Lodi Arts Project Fund was created in 1997 in order to provide financial support to, and financial management of, the many programs of the Lodi Arts Commission, thereby ensuring the presence of the arts in daily life, enriching our community with diverse ideas and talents and enhancing the personal and economic well-being of the people of our community. Tax-deductible donations to the Project Fund are always welcome.

For more information about the Lodi Arts Project Fund, or the Arts Commission, call 209.333.5511 or visit their website at www.lodiarts.org.