Rootstock heats up Library Park


Yanahay Hooper and Lex Krauss get into the music at Friday's concert. Photo by Harold LaBonte.


LAKEPORT – As luck would have it, while the temperatures rose so did the late afternoon winds, balancing the 93-plus degrees burning down on Lakeport's Library Park, home to the Summer Concerts in the Park series.

Cooking up more heat and adding to the summer time fun was Rootstock.

Enjoying their third trip to the 19-year-old concert series, the Ukiah-based Reggae band Rootstock drew in another huge crowd to what has turned out to be another of Lake County's hip destinations.

Not a single $150.00 ticket could be found anywhere ... yet, once again, a crowd estimated at 2,000-plus filled the park. Several dozen to more than 100 people at anytime enjoyed the dance lawn all afternoon, into the evening and right up to the final number.



Just three shows are remaining in this year's summer series. Attendance is expected to remain high and the fun returns next Friday afternoon when Levi Lloyd & The 501 Band crank up the bluesy tunes for week No. 8.

Don't miss out! The Summer Concerts in the Park and summer itself will end before you know it!




A closeup of Rootstock's trumpter, Jim Dooley. Photo by Harold LaBonte.



Another big crowd attended Friday's concert. Photo by Harold LaBonte.