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 .