You've got boxed paninis from Hot Italian and free music in the park - you could do worse on a Thursday afternoon.
It all started on June 5th, kicking off with veteran Sacramento punk rocker Kepi Ghouli. Shows run every Thursday through August 28th, Hot Lunch features a different band, playing at 11:30 a.m. in Fremont Park, 15th and Q streets.
We ventured over to check out the first show.
June 5 – Kepi Ghoulie
Possibly one of the hardest working punk-rockers in the Sacramento Valley, Kepi Ghoulie has released 10 albums since 2008. Mostly straight punk-rock albums, some geared for younger rockers. Prior to his busy solo career he was the front-man for long-running and scene-dominating punk group, The Groovie Ghoulies.
He played on Thursday with Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles, the young sisters from Dog Party. He'll be heading out on tour with Dog Party, after they play the following week at Hot Lunch. Ghoulie has acted like a mentor for the young punk rockers.
June 12 – Dog Party
These young punk rocker sisters have already toured the US and Europe and have a few SAMMIES under their belts, at 16 and 18, that's pretty impressive.
June 19 – James Cavern
June 26 – The Westwards
This young foothills folk rock band comes westward to play this Hot Lunch. With songs featuring heartful harmonies, harmonicas and a tinge of sadness well beyond their years, The Westwards channel that lonesome, twangy folk rock to make you yern for a long train ride.