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Sirona’s at Santa Anita Park Offers ‘Smooth Jazz in the Garden’

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Santa Anita Park’s First-ever Summer Concert Series will Feature Jeffrey Osborne, Kirk Whalum, and Poncho Sanchez


Confirming its place as a major Southern California sports and entertainment venue, Santa...

... Anita Park will, for the first time in its seventy year history, host a summer concert series during inter-track wagering featuring top jazz performers on Sirona’s concert stage, overlooking the park’s beautifully landscaped Paddock Gardens.

Performers for the three-concert series include:

• Jeffrey Osborne - July 10, 2004

• Kirk Whalum- August 28, 2004

• Poncho Sanchez – September 18, 2004

Each concert evening, doors will open at 6 p.m., with the two-hour performances, which will be separated by a 30-minute intermission, beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m. Tickets for each concert are $30 for general admission seating, $50 for premier seating and $75 for backstage VIP seating. The VIP seating includes valet parking, an intimate backstage viewing area, and a welcome cocktail reception. For tickets, call 626-254-1300 or visit www.santaanita.com.

While sipping libations at table seating in the Paddock Garden, or supping on the culinary offerings from the several restaurants that will be open on concert nights, guests will enjoy the smooth R & B and urban jazz vocals of Jeffrey Osborne, the “big Texas sound” of Kirk Whalum and the infectious and joyous Latin rhythms of Poncho Sanchez, while relaxing outdoors in the balmy summer serenity of Santa Anita Park’s Paddock Garden.

“We are excited to introduce the first summer concert series at Santa Anita Park with such world class acts as part of their summer tours,” said Chris McCarron, general manager of Santa Anita Park. “Santa Anita Park is now a year-round entertainment destination and these concerts are just one example of the great things we have in store for the community.”

In addition to the concert, guests are welcome to feast on the gourmet menu selections of Sirona’s, Santa Anita Park’s newest restaurant with seating that flanks the concert stage. From 5 to 9 p.m. on each concert day, a prix fixe three-course meal will be offered with a variety of choices for $30. For those who want to dine casually, the Paddock Towers concession stands located at the east and west ends of the concert area will offer various dining options. The East Tower offers fresh Mex-style burritos, tacos and other specials, while the West Tower offers picnic-style dishes, including barbeque classics and sandwiches.


The home of legendary Seabiscuit, historic Santa Anita Park is located in a spectacular natural setting 14 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. As one of America’s most celebrated sporting landmarks since it first opened on Christmas Day in 1934, the track has hosted some of Thoroughbred racing’s greatest moments, including Seabiscuit’s thrilling 1940 Santa Anita Handicap victory. Santa Anita offers visitors lush landscaping, soaring Art Deco architecture, treasures of painting and sculpture, live entertainment, and fine dining combined with the pulse-pounding thrills of Thoroughbred racing.

Live racing returns to Santa Anita Park with the Oak Tree Racing Association meet, which opens Wednesday, September 29. Oak Tree at Santa Anita presents 28 stakes races worth nearly $5 million during the 26-day meet, including the million dollar California Cup XV. In the meantime, inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering are available each Wednesday-Sunday. For more information about Santa Anita Park, please call 626-574-7223 or visit www.santaanita.com.

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