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Music comes up as sun goes down

SAN MARCOS — The city of San Marcos presents its annual Summer Concerts in the Gardens series at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road.

This year’s concert series includes former Wood House concert performers who have received the highest audience ratings. The Saturday outdoor evening concerts that are held once per month and include a wide variety of music appropriate for all ages. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is free.

The schedule through September includes:

— July 26, Skelpin, Irish/Spanish fusion

— Aug. 23, Clay Colton Band, country

— Sept. 13, Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra, boogie-woogie

Tickets can be purchased at the door, in advance at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive or online at Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door, and $3 for children under 12.