The Mighty Untouchables plan to bring its full 10-musician lineup for the Concerts in the Park season opener on June 9. (courtesy photo)
The Mighty Untouchables start new concert season
Good times and great tunes return when the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park free concert series kicks off its 34th season with the classic rock and Top 40 sound of The Mighty Untouchables, 6-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Hoyt Park.
Now is a good time to mark your calendars for the full season. In addition to The Mighty Untouchables on June 9, July 14 features ’80s covers and fun from Beta Maxx. Aug. 11 brings the danceable grooves of the Detroit Underground. Sept. 8 sees the Young Guns present a tribute to the superstars of country music; and Dec. 8 is the series’ traditional holiday concert with Santa and friends. All shows will be at Hoyt Park except for the holiday show, which will be held at Jerabek Park.
The Mighty Untouchables brought their high-energy classic rock and dance show to previous summer concerts in Scripps Ranch. The band formed about 10 years ago, according to bandleader Mark Fulton, a resident of nearby Sabre Springs. The group of experienced musicians and singers includes veterans of the U.S. Navy Band. Fulton said that for the Concerts in the Park season opener, the band will bring its full 10-musician lineup, including a horn section.
“In the concert, we do a lot of dance stuff, but for this show, we’ll also do a lot of classic rock,” Fulton said. “We’ll probably do some Queen, too. A lot of people want to hear Queen these days.”
This local summer concert tradition is arranged and presented by the nonprofit, all-volunteer Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park organization. In addition to providing entertainment and an opportunity for area residents to get together and enjoy their community, Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park helps keep music alive through donations to local schools. Since 2011, the organization has donated $24,600 to local school music programs.
Those planning to attend the 2019 concerts should know that while picnics are welcome, only low-to-the-ground chairs are allowed, no dogs are allowed and attendees cannot bring plastic tarps. To find more information, including how to support the Symphony in the Park concert series, visit symphonyinthepark.org.