June 11, 2003

Tickets now available for Studebaker Blues
Popular local blues band to kick off summer concert series at Hutchins Street Square

Lodi, Calif -- (June 11, 2003) - Lodi’s own Under the Columns Series, will celebrate its 5th anniversary as it kicks off four months of outdoor nighttime concerts at Hutchins Street Square with the appearance of local favorite, The Studebaker Blues.

With the release of their second CD “Swamp Kings” earlier this year, the Studebaker Blues are primed and ready to deliver a soulful performance at the Square’s Wishek Amphitheatre on June 21st.

Sponsored by the Lodi Arts Project Fund in conjunction with the Lodi Arts Commission, the monthly outdoor concerts will run through September 20th, and will spotlight four unique acts that promise to draw families from the entire county.

General seating is available at $7 per adult (ages 17 and over), $3 per child (ages 6 to 16), children under 5 will be admitted free. Interested parties are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time through the Hutchins Street Square Box Office at 209-333-5550. Season tickets are also available -- a true value, with four concerts for the price of three.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and shows will begin at 6:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy under the night sky.

Scheduled to appear at the Under the Column Series are:

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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.

The Lodi Arts Commission was established by the Lodi City Council in 1982 and charged with the mission to promote and encourage programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts and to act in an advisory capacity to the Lodi City Council in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the City. For more information about the Lodi Arts Project Fund, or the Arts Commission, call 209.367.5442 or visit their website at www.lodiarts.org.