Turlockers looking to get out of the house and enjoy good music will have the opportunity to do so Saturday evening courtesy of a free concert in the park.
Featuring the Turlock-based All Together Band, the concert is a collaborative effort between Offline Turlock, a new group creating spaces offline for the community to connect, and The Fun Junkies, who plan events for young adults throughout the county in Turlock, Modesto and beyond.
“Turlock is our neighboring city and the city is booming. To me, Turlock is what Modesto used to be like in terms of the downtown area, and it's exciting to see the growth,” said Angkham Khetsavanh, founder of The Fun Junkies. “We want to bring the community together in a safe environment for families and the kids, giving everyone a safe, outside space to enjoy little entertainment and break up the monotony of working your nine to five.”
Khetsavanh created The Fun Junkies in 2018 as a way for busy adults to connect and meet new people through activities like hikes, brewery takeovers, comedy nights and more across the Central Valley. When the activities slowed during the pandemic, Khetsavanh helped support local businesses by creating and selling t-shirts, then put the profits right back into gift cards for local businesses.
Now that events are able to be held again, Khetsavanh is happy to provide the Turlock community with something fun and safe to do. Saturday night’s concert will feature All Together Band, consisting of Turlock residents Alina Torres, Jordan Burnam and Warner Swanson. The trio frequently perform at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and feature a Folk/Americana style with a heavy focus on vocal harmonies and light acoustic instrumentation, according to their Instagram page.
“At its core, we just want to make people happy. I know we’ve all been cooped up in the house, so to be able to bring people to the park and spark some joy, that's what The Fun Junkies is all about,” Khetsavanh said.
The concert in the park featuring All Together Band will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crane Park. For more information about The Fun Junkies, follow them on Instagram at @thefunjunkies.