2024 Summer Concert Series

Popular Summer Concert Series Returns to San Bernardino’s Historic Roosevelt Bowl
Posted on Jun 04, 2024

Popular Summer Concert Series Returning
to San Bernardino’s Historic Roosevelt Bowl

The City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is bringing back its popular “Sizzlin’ Summer Nights” Concert Series at Perris Hill Park’s Historic Roosevelt Bowl for eight Thursday nights starting June 6 and running through August 1. Now in its third year, the free series will feature music, food, artesian vendors, and activities.

Perris Hill Park’s Roosevelt Bowl is located at 1003 East Highland Avenue in San Bernardino.

Musical styles during the series will include Funk and Soul, Motown, Country, Big Band Swing, Latin Soul, Top 40, as well as performances by two popular Southern California tribute bands.

“Evenings at the Roosevelt Bowl are amazing, and the Summer Concerts turn it into one big dance party,” said San Bernardino Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Director Lydie Gutfeld.

Featured on Thursday, June 27 will be the Pulp Vixen Band, who call themselves a classic rock band, but they are much more. The all-female band does keep the dance floor packed with covers from bands such as Joan Jett, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Journey, Heart, Alanis Morisette and that's just the start! They also feature Top 40 dance music, Latin, R&B, hip hop, and a wide range of classic dance standards by current and retro bands  Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Dua Lipa, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, The Gap Band, and many more. If Latin is your vibe, Pulp Vixen will get you into the rhythm with hits from Celia Cruz, Selena, Malo and Santana. And they may even throw in some boot-scootin’ Country from greats like Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Other performers during the series are:

June 6:      Nojac (Funk and Soul)
June 13:    Blue Breeze Band (Motown)
June 20:    Nubes – Pride Night (Caifanes Tribute)
June 27     Pulp Vixen Band (Classic Rock)
July 11:     Country Nation (Country)
July 18:     Wise Guys Big Band (Big Band Vegas Swing)
July 25:     Latin Soul Band (Cumbias, Salsa, Reggaetón)
August 1:  No Duh (No Doubt Tribute Band)

 Gates will open at 5:30 pm with each concert starting at 7:30 pm. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Activities, booths, food, and vendors will be available at 5:30 pm.

One of the new activities this year will be an “Art in the Park Sip and Paint Experience,” in which attendees will have the opportunity to try out their painting skills under the guidance of an instructor while enjoying a beverage.

There will be no performance on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

The 1,800-seat Roosevelt Bowl at Perris Hill Park was built and dedicated in 1934 as part of the depression era Federal Work Progress Administration. Since then, the outdoor amphitheater has been a featured gathering place in San Bernardino for musical, artistic, and cultural performances, civic events, and graduations.

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