Well over 100 people turned out for Summer Fest 2018 Saturday at the John Day city park.

The evening featured food and drinks and music by the La Grande-based band Wasteland Kings.

John Day-Canyon City Parks & Recreation Department organized a similar event last year, which office manager Kimberly Ward called a huge success.

“People are always requesting music in the park,” she said. “It’s a great time for people to come out and enjoy the park on a nice summer night with food, drinks and music.”

Ward said the Portland-based band Sunbathe will perform Saturday, July 7, at the John Day city park for another Summer Fest event set for 5-9 p.m.

Sunbathe, led by songwriter Maggie May Morris, describes themselves as a catchy, fuzzed-out pop band.

“We’re hoping even more come out on Saturday,” Ward said, adding they plan for another music in the park event in August.


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