Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 Summer Concerts in Farnsworth Park Produced by SSGA is NOT over yet!

The 2011 edition of the Summer Concert Series in the Amphitheater at Farnsworth Park is not over yet!

The Grand Finale will be on September 10th, at 7:00 PM featuring the the finest tribute band to the Beach Boys by the Beach Toys. You will not want to miss this concert!

Shortly we will be posting more information, so watch this space!

Please arrive early for this concert. The Beach Toys have a large following, and it IS the Grand Finale.

More to come shortly!

We hope you have enjoyed the 2011 SCS, and we would love to hear from you. Contact us under comments on this page or send us an e-mail to:

See you September 10th! Plan on having a great time!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Tumbling Tumbleweeds Saturday, August 27th 7:00 PM Farnsworth Park Amphitheater

The Tumbling Tumbleweeds

"Great Harmony, creative arrangements, keeping the tradition alive!"
- Douglas B. Green, The Riders In The Sky-WMA

New song "California" currently #1 on the "Top Ten Western Songs"
chart in Rope Burns Magazine!!

Formed in 2005, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds are celebrating their Five Year
Anniversary along with the release of their new album "Blaze Across the
West!" Since their premiere they have gone on to capture the Academy of
Western Artists Will Rogers Award for Western Music Group of the Year and
the Western Music Association Crescendo Award for Most Promising Talent and
were recently nominated for the 2010 WMA Outstanding Entertainer-Group
Award! They were also named one of the Top 10 Live Acoustic Acts in
Southern California by Folk Works Magazine! Their Debut Album titled "The
Tumbling Tumbleweeds" hit #1 on the Top 10 Cowboy/Western Music CD Charts
and their new CD titled Blaze Across the West is currently #2 on the Top 20
Cowboy/Western CDs chart in The Western Way Magazine!!

The core founding members consist of, vocalists "Tumbleweed Rob" Wolfskill,
Big Daddy Cade" Parenti and Chris Acuff with "Babyface" R.J. Mills on guitar
and vocals. The Tumbling Tumbleweeds also features Dan Dungan on upright

As their name suggests, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds are a tribute to the era
that gave us the Singing Cowboy such as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the great
swingtime cowboy band, The Sons of the Pioneers. Although The Tumbling
Tumbleweeds feel the Sons of the Pioneers are their "blue print" they do
bring their very own unique brand of entertainment to the world of Western
Music with a show complete with singing, humor, storytelling and a bit of
fancy western footwork.

The Tumbling Tumbleweeds also write, perform and record their own original
songs written in the style of the delightfully unique period in which they
pay tribute to!

"The great news is The Tumbling Tumbleweeds don't sound like the Sons of the
Pioneers, or Riders In The Sky, or Sons of the San Joaquin. They sound 100%
like The Tumbling Tumbleweeds. and that, folks, is simply wonderful!"
-Rick Huff, The Western Way Magazine

For more information on The Tumbling Tumbleweeds go to

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Keep those dancing shoes at the ready for THE MIXX Saturday, August 20th, Farnsworth Park Amphitheater 7:00 PM!


Angela Shepherd, Vocals / Percussion / Harmonica

Angela pursued a Law Enforcement Career and became a Lieutenant for the LA County Sheriff’s Department. She loves to sing and she has been singing all her life from church choir to rock and roll bands. She even sang in a band of all police officers called “Mutual Aid-The Cops That Rock”. They performed at many community events in Los Angeles in their police uniforms. She now sings Classic Rock and hopes everyone will enjoy the music.  

Lowell Palmer Hornung, Lead Guitar / Vocals

Lowell was the winner of a KLOS song writing competition with a song called “Caught in the Act.” He lost the final round of the competition to “Bon Jovi.”  Some bands he performed with in the past were “Cloud 9” and “Shaky Jake.”  He just finished his first solo CD with all original songs.

Scott Tinturin, Keyboards / Guitar / Vocals

Scott is from the East coast, but made his way to California in search of the big stage and all that came along with it. “Music has been part of my life as long as I can remember.” While serving his country in the U.S. Army, he spent his off time performing in Musical Theater and putting together bands to play at local festivals and competitions. Scott brings his diverse and energetic musical enthusiasm, as well as his signature lead vocals and harmonies to the stage, creating a perfect blend with any band he plays with.

Donald “DJ” Johnson, Bass Guitar / Vocals

Born and raised in SoCal, DJ started playing guitar at age 13. He joined his first rock band in high school and set out to become the next Ted Nugent! After high school and a short term in the U.S. Air Force, he put aside his earlier dreams of fame. He soon rebounded and switched over to bass-guitar, playing in various bands in the O.C. network for over 30 years. This has made DJ a highly skilled bassist. “Playing with the best musicians is the greatest thrill there is.”

 Kevin “KK” Karamitros, Drums / Vocals

 KK's music career has taken him all over the world; from major concert performances and touring with the legendary Iron Butterfly, to performing in top Las Vegas show groups. He has numerous television credits including performances on “The Howard Stern Show”, “The E! Channel,” and “The Big Breakfast Show” in London.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats Saturday, August 13th 7:00 PM Farnsworth Park


GRAMMY Nominee Americana/Cajun/Zydeco

 "Joyful, exotic... a la the bluesy moans of Janis Joplin..."  - Los Angeles Times

Since beginning in 1995, Lisa Haley & the Zydekats have become one of the world’s most beloved Americana/Cajun/Zydeco bands. Lisa’s 2008 Grammy® nominated “King Cake” crashed into Billboard World Chart and the Americana movement with her blue violin and soaring, compelling “cornbread” voice. Her original tunes and Louisiana Bayou, French Celtic, R&B and Jazz rhythms have represented Zydeco for GRAMMY Museum, Hollywood Bowl Summersounds, Sir George Martin’s (Beatles producer) “Rhythm of Life,” and festivals in over 20 countries. With three women in her five-piece band, this fourth-generation fiddler, dancer, vocalist, and songwriter compels all ages.

Among her fans are the likes of Keb’Mo’ and Little Richard.

The most joyful Americana/Cajun/Zydeco artist on tour today! Prepare to catch “Zydecosis!”

• GRAMMY-Nominated “King Cake” on Billboard World Chart

• Representing Zydeco for GRAMMY Museum, Hollywood Bowl Summersounds,
  Sir George Martin’s (Beatles producer) “Rhythm of Life,” and festivals in over 20 countries.

Three women in our five-piece band, with Lisa Haley violin, Gigi Rabe “The Accordion Diva” and amazing drummer Maria Martinez

• Celebrating 15 years as a band! With latest album “Absolutely Live!” - preparing to make album #8.

“Zydeco Band of the Year” Bay Area Blues Society

A fourth-generation fiddler, Lisa’s ancestors arrived in Roddy Bayou, Louisiana in 1718.
A descendant of Francis Scott Key, kin to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Haley, and the LeBoeuf, Broussard, Lambert and Thibodaux families, Lisa began writing and performing at age four.

• Work with multi-Grammy winner/producer KebMo', Beatles’ producer Sir George

Martin, Little Richard, Queen Ida, Brian Setzer, John Hiatt, Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Taj

Mahal, Dave Koz, Al Rapone, Rockin' Sydney, Joe Simien, and a host of others.

• Music director, Emmy-winning "Late Mr Pete Show."

In films Beverly Hillbillies Movie, Man in the Moon, Red Dragon, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  and more, soundtrack on film “The Waterboy.”

Producers note: Arrive early for best seating. Lisa Haley and the Zydekats have a large following and we expect a packed 900 seat house!

Monday, August 1, 2011

National Night Out (NNO) Tuesday 8/2/11 5:00 PM Farnsworth Park

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Hello Everyone,
Altadena Sheriff's Station is scheduled to host its annual National Night out Event on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at Farnsworth Park.  This year, we also have the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department participating with us.  For this event, we would like ALL of our Neighborhood Watch programs to participate in the event.
We are planning on renting a bouncer tent, having a magician, and provide face painting for the children.  In an effort to make this a HUGE success, we need full participation.
 However, we are still in need of your assistance.  Please bring a dish to share - beans, salads, chips, cornbread, etc.  Altadena Station will supply the burgers and hot dogs!

Michael D. Randenberg
Community Relations Sergeant
780 East Altadena Drive
Altadena, Ca. 91001
(626) 798-1131 or (626) 296-2106