Battle of bands highlights July 4 event

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The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will be at the July 4 Kiwanis Fireworks Spectacular at Overlook Park in White Rock on Thursday, and Friday the event moves back up the hill to the LA Food Co-op Market with the classic nu-funk band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Friday is Holiday Inn and Suites, LA Co-op Market and N.M. Consortium Night.

Music for the July 4 festivities includes a Battle of the Bands.

3 p.m.: Boo Koo, a Los Alamos roots-reggae-Americana and rock band. Scott Beguin on drums and percussion, Peter Young on guitar/vocals, Greg Mechels on bass.

3:30 p.m.: State Road Four, classic rock and blues from Los Alamos. Guy Raper on lead guitar, Jonathan Dowell on dulcimer, Eddie Padilla on drums, Kent Scarborough on bass and Ronda Jones on fiddle. 

4 p.m.: Higher Ground Bluegrass, bluegrass and folk from Northern New Mexico. Fred Bolton on guitar/vocals, Dave Devlin on mandolin and dobro, Pat Mahoney on fiddle/vocals, Laura Leach on bass/vocals and Duke Weddington on banjo/vocals. 

4:30 p.m.: Triple Trouble, a Los Alamos band of lovers of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and other blues/rock bands. Eric Tylor on vocals, Eunsung Park on guitar, Kent Scarborough on bass and Eddie Padilla on drums. 

5 p.m.: Skydivers

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