At dusk, the setting is unique: a historical water tower looms large against the orange glow and a splash pad nearby shoots water intermittently upward, to be greeted by juvenile squeals, while parents look on. Music would make it even more pleasant.
The Downtown Concert Series organized by Gilbert at the Water Tower Plaza in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District continues through June. It takes place Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Participants may pack a picnic basket or dine in one of the nearby restaurants before heading to an evening of free entertainment (alcohol or glass containers are not permitted and there aren’t any food or beverage vendors onsite). Bring a blanket or chairs because lawn space is limited.
Here’s the remaining lineup:
April 27: Miss Dmeaner & the Felonies – missdmeanerandthefelonies.com
May 11: The Rhythm Edition Band – rhythmeditionband.com
May 25: Latino Rebel Band – lrbaz.com
June 8: Tequila Highway – tequilahighway.com
A few things to keep in mind: The Splash Pad will remain on during the concert, but participants should refrain from placing chairs on the splash pad lights and water fixtures.
Children are permitted to play in the splash pad prior to the start of the concert and during intermission only.
Free public parking is available at the Gilbert Park and Ride on Page Avenue, just south of Water Tower Plaza.