Press Release
May 26, 2000

Graniterock Announces Independence Day Superstar Entertainment: Concert in Tenth Year

Pops & Rocks Independence Day Festival, Concert and Fireworks

Special Guests The Association!

July 4, 2000, Watsonville, California—Rousing patriotic music and dazzling aerial fireworks will again entertain an Independence Day audience at Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas. In its tenth year, the POPS & ROCKS Independence Day Festival has raised more than $110,000 for community non-profit organizations. Graniterock announced today that this year’s special guest entertainment will be THE ASSOCIATION, familiar to millions of fans as one of the most popular and successful bands to come out of the sixties. Their number one hits, NEVER MY LOVE, WINDY and CHERISH have achieved “standard” status, receiving almost as much airplay today as they ever have. ALONG COMES MARY from their first album is another memorable hit.

The always-popular Joe Sharino Band, winner of twelve “Best Band Awards” in the Bay Area will also perform. Joe will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the fun-filled evening. The combined talents of the 70-member Monterey County and Santa Cruz County Symphony Orchestras will provide musical accompaniments for THE ASSOCIATION. The Orchestras will also play an innovative electronically choreographed score to a spectacular aerial fireworks display after sundown. The Joe Sharino Band will provide rock ’n’ roll dance music after the fireworks until 10:30 pm.

Proceeds from the POPS & ROCKS Independence Day Festival benefit the participating community musical organizations and local United Way agencies.

Tickets for this exciting event will be sold in advance only. No tickets will be available at the door. Adults $27.50 Children $10.00 BBQ Dinner $12.50 Available beginning at 5 pm with advanced purchase.

Additional food concessions will be selling non-alcoholic beverages, hot dogs, Gizdich Ranch pie, popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee. Parking is free and wheelchair access is provided.

Concert information and ticket orders can be requested by calling 831.768.2007 or 888.ROCK.100. Tickets go on sale June 1, 2000.

For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, Graniterock, 831.768.2063
Joe Sharino, 209.658.7712
Ticket Information, 831.768.2007