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BUSINESS NEWS Freedom Fest Celebrations 2016 Friday Night Music Series Band Line-up Date Band Type of Music June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 July 1 July 8 Entourage Soul Kiss The Hitmen Super Bad Shane Dwight Pop Fiction July 15 KJ All Stars July 22 Take 2 July 29 August 5 August 12 August 19 Extra-Large Busta-Groove Forejour Houserockers Today’s Favorites, Yesterday’s Classics Rock, Blues, Country, Classic Rock Funk, Soul, Disco, Latin 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and Today American Roots Artist Non-stop dance hits, sing alongs, and favorites from the 70’s to 2000’s Top-40, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Disco, R & B Jazz, Latin, and clean Hip Hop Rap. Top hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, to current chart toppers. Positive Fun & Funky Vibes Northern California’s Dance Party Band Foreigner and Journey Tribute Band Fusing Elements of Rock, Blues, Funk, 60’s Soul and R&B R&B, Funk, and Soul August 26 Sage Morgan Hill’s 4th of July Parade is legendary and is but one element of the week- long Freedom Fest Celebrations. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the July 3rd Patriotic Sing at the Downtown Amphitheater followed by a massive street dance on Monterey Road that evening. After resting up in the wee hours of the 3rd, folks are back out to enjoy the down- town parade on the 4th. Later in the day everyone migrates to the Outdoor Sports Complex for a fireworks display after dark. There is much more to learn about these and other special events that week, so please check out the organizers’ website at MorganHillFreedomFest.com. Mushroom Mardi Gras Morgan Hill’s Mushroom Mardi Gras festival will be celebrating it’s 37th year of continuous operation this year. The organizers (mhmmg.org) have big plans for this year’s event, and participant entry is still free. The two- day festival of family fun includes live entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts, gourmet offerings, mushroom education, strolling musicians, street performers, and several city blocks of unique booths. For chil- dren, Munchkinland captivates kids with rides, games and continuous entertainment. The festival raises funds for educational scholarships, which are granted annually and provide an opportunity for many local non-profit organizations, clubs and schools to create awareness of their cause. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2016 gmhtoday.com 77