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May 3, 2012
Free Hot Lunch music series to kick off May 31 in Fremont Park

The fourth Hot Lunch free music series at Fremont Park will kick off Thursday, May 31 with blues and jam rock band Island of Black and White . The series will continue every Thursday through Aug. 30.

Programmed by Sacramento music-scene veteran Jerry Perry and sponsored by Hot Italian restaurant and Friends of Fremont Park, the series will run 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each Thursday.

Musical acts include local favorites Kepi Ghoulie, formerly of the Groovie Ghoulies, and Jonah Matranga, former lead singer of Far, and emerging talent such as strings-enhanced rock band Exquisite Corps and indie hip hop trio the Bell Boys.

Hot Italian will offers "hot lunches" of panini, salad and drink for $10. Food trucks Wicked 'wich and Mama Kim's also will be on hand.

Here's the lineup for the Hot Lunch music series.

May 31 - Island of Black & White (blues/jam rock)

June 7 - The Bell Boys (indie/hip hop/soul)

June 14 - Jonah Matranga (indie)

June 21 - Electro Poetic Coffee (neo-folk/jazz)

June 28 - KB & The Slingtones (honky tonk/rockabilly)

July 5 - The Hot Tar Roofers (bluegrass)

July 12 - Dog Party (pop/punk)

July 19 - Kepi Ghoulie (acoustic rock)

July 26 - The Freebadge Serenaders (banjo/washboard jazz)

Aug. 2 - Survival Guide and Gabriella Ruiz (electronic/acoustic)

Aug. 9 - Exquisite Corps (indie rock)

Aug. 16 - Musical Charis (alternative pop)

Aug. 23 - Walking Spanish and Parie Wood (Americana/rock)

Aug. 30 - Not An Airplane and Honyock (Americana/folk)

For information, see the Hot Italian site .

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