Press Release
May 3, 2002

Graniterock Announces Independence Day Superstar Entertainment: Concert in Twelfth Year

Pops & Rocks Independence Day Festival Concert and Fireworks

Special Guest the 5th Dimension

Get Up, Up and Away and enjoy rousing patriotic music and dazzling aerial fireworks as Graniterock will again entertain an Independence Day audience at the A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas on Thursday, July 4, 2002. In its twelfth 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 Grammy Award Winning group The 5th Dimension, familiar to millions of fans with 14 gold records. Some of The 5th Dimension’s classic hits include: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, One Less Bell to Answer and Stoned Soul Picnic as well as Up, Up and Away.

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 accompaniment for The 5th Dimension. 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 event including the BBQ will be sold in advance only. No tickets will be available at the door. Adults $30.00, Children $10.00, BBQ Dinner $15.00 (served from 4:30 to 7 pm).

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, 2002.

For more information, contact:
Ticket Information, 831.768.2007
Keith Severson, Marketing Services Manager, 831.768.2063