Atomic Groove opens Summer Serenades 2015 concert series in Carmel Valley


The Carmel Valley Recreation Council and Pardee Homes kicked off its annual Summer Serenades 2015 concert series July 12 with the band Atomic Groove, which made its sixth appearance in the concert series.

This is the council’s 23rd year hosting the free summer concert series, which runs from 5-7 p.m. Sundays in the amphitheater at the Carmel Valley Rec Center, at 3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego.

Next in the lineup on July 19 is the Clay Colton Band — back for a second appearance in Carmel Valley. The CCB plays contemporary country rock music with some Irish sounds mixed in.

On July 26 is Y3K, new to the concert lineup. Y3K means “Year 3000.” They are a modern band specializing in familiar and fun live dance hits from the ’80s, ’90s and today.

For the final concert on Aug. 2, Upstream returns with smooth reggae sounds. Performing with them will be the Caribbean Gems, a Calypso dance group.

For information on the Summer Serenades, call the Carmel Valley Recreation Center at 858-552-1616 or visit

Photos by Jon Clark.