In the first of the 2014 summer concerts, the band "Up and to the Right," led by resident and venture capitalist Ray Rothrock, plays tonight (June 19) on the grass at the Portola Valley Town Center, located at 765 Portola Road.
In keeping with the year-long celebration of the town's 50th anniversary, the band will be playing renditions of songs from the artists current during 1964, including the Beatles, Diana Ross, The Supremes, We Five, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, The Kinks and Sam Cooke.
The concert runs from 6 to 8 p.m and overlaps with the weekly Thursday farmers' market, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m. in the nearby parking lot of the Historic Schoolhouse. Two food trucks -- House of Siam and Speedy Panini -- are scheduled to be there until 7:30 p.m.
Picnics, including alcoholic beverages, are OK, as are chairs, children and well-behaved dogs, say organizers. Blankets and warm clothing are recommended.
The Portola Valley Cultural Arts Committee has scheduled two more Thursday concerts on the lawn: July 24, with the 20-piece big band orchestra "Legacy Big Band," and Aug. 21, with Terry Hiatt and "Running with Scissors," a country/blues band.