Press Release
April 16, 2001

Graniterock Announces Independence Day Superstar Entertainment Concert in Eleventh Year

Pops & Rocks Independence Day Festival, Concert and Fireworks

Special Gues B.J. Thomas

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 eleventh 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 5-Time Grammy Award Winner B. J. Thomas, familiar to millions of fans with over 70 million records sold. Some of B.J.’s million sellers include “Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” and “(Hey, Won’t you Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

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 Mr. Thomas. 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.

Ticket information: Tickets for this exciting event will be sold in advance only. No tickets will be available at the door. Adults $30.00 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, 2001.

For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, Graniterock, 831.768.2063