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‘Saturdays in the Park’ concerts continue with The Jump Jax 

Jump Jax

The Jump Jax are an electrifying quartet of seasoned, professional musicians that bring their own fresh take on good-time tunes to the Central Coast Music Scene.

Concert this Saturday to feature Rockin’ B’s Band

– The City of Atascadero’s 2022 “Saturdays in the Park” Summer Concert Series will be held nearly every Saturday evening throughout the summer. The concert this Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand with The Jump Jax.

About the band

The Jump Jax is a quartet bringing their own fresh take on good-time tunes to the Central Coast music scene. Consisting of four seasoned, professional musicians, this group brings an energetic and danceable mix of classic jump blues, swing, soul, and rockabilly along with tasty originals that are guaranteed to get feet moving and hearts pounding. Songwriter Ted Waterhouse leads the band on fluid electric arch-top and slide guitars and vocals. Reed man Ron McCarley lays down swinging jazz and soul riffs on tenor, alto and baritone saxes, and clarinet. Ace drummer Michael Smothers provides the cookin’ beat and adds lead and backing vocals. Bassist Dave Block locks into the grooves while providing more vocals. All together these four musicians bring a sound that is sharp and focused with dynamics suitable for any size venue. The band’s performances convey their love for classic American musical styles delivered with their own unique jumpin’ spin.

Paradise Shaved Ice and Zen Dog will be selling concert fare including shaved ice and hot dogs.

Concert schedule:


  • July 9 – The Jump Jax (Jump, Swing, Soul, R&B)
  • July 23 – Ghost\Monster (Feel good Rock and Roll)
  • July 30 – Cinder Blues Band (Blues)
  • Aug. 6 – SoundHouse (Rock)
  • (No Concert Aug. 13 & 20 – Dancing in the Streets)
  • Aug. 27 – The JD Project (Rock, Blues & Country)
  • Sept. 3 – Stellar (Classic, Fleetwood Mac Covers)
  • Sept. 10 – Truth About Seafood (Rock)


All concerts are planned for the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Concerts are free to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket, low-back chair, and the entire family to enjoy the warm summer evenings in Atascadero.

For more information, go to, or call (805) 470-3360.

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