Santa Anita News
‘THE ASSOCIATION’ TEAMS WITH CAL PHIL ORCHESTRA FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SANTA ANITA PERFORMANCE ON JULY 14, ‘FESTIVAL ON GREEN’ SUMMER SERIES ROLLS ON
ARCADIA, Calif. (July 3, 2012)—The Association, world-renowned for classic 1960s hits “Cherish,” “Windy,” “Never My Love,” and “Along Comes Mary,” will make a highly anticipated appearance in conjunction with the California Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, July 14 at Santa Anita Park, beginning at 8 p.m. in the storied track’s infield area.
Cal Phil’s “Festival on the Green” concert series, at the direction of Maestro Victor Vener, with a guest appearance by noted pop singer Vanessa Carlton, got off to a rollicking start on June 30 and it is expected their second performance on July 14 will generate a huge nighttime crowd as attendees enjoy a host of amenities including fine dining, full cocktail service and reserved seating on the infield lawn.
“We couldn’t be happier with the way the ‘Festival on the Green’ started on June 30th and we’re looking forward to welcoming The Association to Santa Anita on July 14,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “This is world-class entertainment and it’s going to be a lot of fun. When the sun sets behind the mountains, the infield area, with the lighting we’ve installed and the tremendous acoustics that Cal Phil has made possible, make it a magnificent place to be.”
In addition to full cocktail service and gourmet dining options, those attending will be treated to the specter of a state-of-the-art stage, table seating, lawn lounging, jumbo video screens, family-friendly pre-concert activities, ample (permanent) restrooms and unlimited parking in the track’s infield lot.
“We encourage folks to come early and enjoy the entire evening’s performance,” said Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects, Pete Siberell. “We got off to a great start on June 30 and we want folks to know that if anyone has mobility issues, we are providing golf cart-type shuttles from the parking lot into the venue.
“We had a wonderful group of people here for our first concert and we’re looking forward to welcoming them back and meeting many new fans on July 14. Victor Vener is a giant in the music industry here in Southern California and we want to thank him for helping to bring The Association here for our second concert. We are already getting tremendous response in terms of reservations and we anticipate a very successful event. It should be a lot of fun.”
Cal Phil’s Concert on the Green series will continue at Santa Anita through August 25. Attendees are encouraged to park via Santa Anita’s Gate 6, north of the track, on Colorado Place.
Admission Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with the performance beginning at 8 p.m.
For more information on Cal Phil’s Festival on the Green summer concert series at Santa Anita, call (626) 300-8200, or visit www.calphil.org.