Monday Night Concerts 2019

Monday Night Concerts 2019

The schedule is set for the 2019 series of Monday Night Concerts, which take place each Monday night at Memorial Park during the summer months. All shows are free and begin at 7pm. Come early to stake out a spot on the lawn! Don't forget to bring a blanket and/or low lawn chair. Many people bring picnic dinners and snacks, and the The Kiwanis Club manages a concession stand during the events.

This year's lineup features some familiar faces if you're a regular at these events:

  • July 8 Citrus College's Night Shift Band (Pop)
  • July 15 Kulayd (Motown)
  • July 22 Cold Duck (70's Top 40)
  • July 29 Night Blooming Jazzmen (Dixieland Jazz)
  • Aug 5 Upstream (Reggae)
  • Aug 19 Michael Ryan and Friends (Spirit of Ireland)
  • Aug 26 Neon Nation (80s)
  • Sep 2 The Answer (Classic Rock)

They are also putting on a few Kids Corner shows at Shelton Park on Wednesday evenings. These shows are free and begin at 6:30pm:

  • July 17 Cowboy Ken - The American Cowboy Variety Show
  • July 24 Wildlife Learning Center - Wildlife Show
  • July 31 The Happy Crowd - Children's Concert

Monday Night Concerts are presented by The City of Claremont and Kiwanis Club of Claremont, with support from Claremont Lincoln University.

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City of Claremont Recreational Summer Classes

City of Claremont Recreational Summer Classes

Registration is open for the summer schedule of recreation classes for the City of Claremont. There are always classes offered in the music and arts categories suitable for people of all ages. This summer's schedule includes dance classes and music lessons.

A slice of what's available:


  • Ballet
  • Hip-hop
  • Spanish / Mexican Folklorico
  • Breakdancing
  • Waltz and Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • Swing
  • Ballroom
  • Country Western Line Dancing
  • Egyptian Belly Dancing


  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Piano
  • Vocals / Singing
  • Violin / Viola / Cello

Registration can be done online at, by phone, or in-person.

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Connecting Through Community Drum Circles

Connecting Through Community Drum Circles

Have you had a chance to experience the rhythm and connection of a Community Drum Circle? If not, or if you have and are ready to return, the first Saturday of every month is your opportunity to check it out!

Community Drum Circles come in a variety of intentions and purposes. The goal of this circle is to unite with others and let the rhythm be a guide as to where the beat goes. Because drum sounds are reflective of heart beats, set your heart free and let it guide your drum rhythm. More than anything, have fun!

No experience is required to attend and you may bring your own percussion instrument or there are plenty to share.

The next circle is Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Location is 509 S College Ave, Claremont.

And the beat goes on!

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New Open Mic Night at Styles Music

New Open Mic Night at Styles Music

This year Styles Music started a new monthly open mic night, held on the second Wednesday of each month. It's a cozy setting with seating tucked right up to the performing area - one finds themselves with an appreciative and captive audience. Gregg and Lou are on hand to help performers set up and keep the audio levels mixed nicely.

The event runs from 6 - 8pm. If you plan on performing it is recommended you get there early (5:30 or so) to sign up before slots fill up.

The cost to attend the event is $2 per person - a great value for 2 hours of local entertainment and great camaraderie!

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First Folk Music Center Open Mic of 2019

First Folk Music Center Open Mic of 2019

This Sunday Jan 27th will be the first open mic event at the Folk Music Center for 2019. It's a great, eclectic experience and a long-running music tradition in Claremont. Sign-ups open at 6pm. There will be people waiting, so if you want to get one of the earlier performance slots plan to arrive early and queue up.

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