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.