UC Davis Health System welcomes the community to a free concert Aug. 11

Posted Aug. 3, 2011

About the concert

Date: Thursday, Aug. 11

Time:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids' zone activities: A bounce house, crafts and games will be available for children.

Location: Held on the lawn behind Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California at 45th and X Streets on the UC Davis Sacramento campus.

Directions to the concert.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs, and pack a picnic basket or purchase food and beverages on site.

UC Davis Health System and its Community Advisory Board will host the popular band Wonderbread 5 at its fifth annual outdoor concert on Thursday, Aug. 11

Wonderbread 5 is a high-energy party band that plays dance favorites from the '60s through today. The family-oriented, alcohol- and smoke-free event includes a kids' zone, complete with games, bounce houses, crafts and other fun activities for children.

A community celebration

The concert is one way the health system thanks its neighbors and community members for their support, and its students, faculty and staff for all of the hard work they do throughout the year. It's also an opportunity for families and friends to listen to music and enjoy a summer evening.

"The advisory board is committed to reinforcing connections between the health system and the community," said Karen Herron, the Community Advisory Board's immediate past president who chaired the planning for this year's concert. "We really look forward to hosting this fun music event, which gives us the chance to come together and celebrate those connections."

Hosted by the Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board is an essential partner in helping the health system achieve its patient-care, research, education and public-service missions. The group's 28 members are business and nonprofit leaders who reflect the needs, beliefs and cultures of the region. Members serve six-year terms on a volunteer basis and are routinely solicited for their views and opinions and often influence decisions impacting the broader community.

WonderBread5 © WonderBread5
Wonderbread 5 is the featured band at this year's free summer concert. 

Food available on site

A variety of barbecued food and non-alcoholic beverages from Bistro Biagio will be available for purchase, including hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken and tri-tip sandwiches, fruit, ice cream and sodas.

UC Davis Health System is advancing the health of patients everywhere by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. The academic health system includes one of the country's best medical schools, a 645-bed acute-care teaching hospital, an 800-member physician's practice group and the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. It is home to a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, an international neurodevelopmental institute, a stem cell institute and a comprehensive children's hospital. Other nationally prominent centers focus on advancing telemedicine, improving vascular care, eliminating health disparities and translating research findings into new treatments for patients. Together, they make UC Davis a hub of innovation that is transforming health for all.