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Mark your calendar: 9/10/11

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Next Saturday is Sept. 10 — or the fun-to-say 9/10/11 — and it’s looking like a huge day for local events. You’re probably going to have some deciding to do, so I figured I’d help and lay it all out for ya.

A TASTE OF RIVER PARK: River Park has its annual social gathering — with samples from its restaurants, a fashion show, cooking demonstration and wine tasting. Tickets cost $40-$50. More info and tickets here.

FESTIVAL ON THE BLUFFS: Just down the street at the Park Place Shopping Center at Palm & Nees, the peeps at Eureka! Burger are heading up the first Festival on the Bluffs, which offers craft beer, cheese and live music from Hollywood U2, Stranger and others. Tickets cost $40 and include beer and cheese samples. Get ‘em here.

WET ELECTRIC II: Once again, Wet Electric brings the nightclub atmosphere to Island Water Park for some adult-friendly partying, complete with drinks, dancing and DJs. It’s a two-day event, starting on Sept. 10. The DJ lineup includes Lil Jon and Richard “Humpty” Vission. Almost 2,000 people attended the first Wet Electric earlier this summer, organizers say. Tickets run $35-$90 and are available here.

WILD BLUE YONDER: One of Fresno’s most beloved bands, the Wild Blue Yonder, has a reunion show at Fresno’s coolest new music venue, Fulton 55. It’s another music venue, however — the band’s namesake, the Wild Blue — that this is group is forever tied to. But that place that (now the Million Elephant nightclub) probably isn’t hosting their reunion concert anytime soon. Nonetheless, the band is converging in Fresno and bringing some special guests. More info and tickets, which cost $15, here.

MADERA FAIR: The Madera District Fair starts up on Thursday and runs through Sept. 11. But Saturday oughta be a big night, as country star Billy Currington performs. Tickets cost $20 and are available here.

FIVE ALARM BASH: The Fresno Fire Chief’s Foundation and David McDonald, the former Pelco CEO, host Five Alarm Bash, a social event to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. It’s happening under the stars at Fresno Fire Department’s downtown headquarters. There’s music from blues rising star John Nemeth and local group 5150. Tickets cost $55. More info here.

Responses to "Mark your calendar: 9/10/11"

Rosalinda Cooper says:

Not to mention Dino Nite at the zoo… hehehe much cheaper tickets than anything listed here :p

Mike Oz says:

Good addition. Sorry I missed that one.

Chris says: Battle of the Bands at Full Circle! Winner gets a spot on a Rogue Festival main stage! Busy day for Fresno!

Danielle says:

The Eureka! Burger shindig has got my vote and should be pretty damn cool. If you haven’t heard Stranger/missed when they played EB in June, I highly recommend you check them out! They alone are worth the ticket price when you factor in unlimited beer “samples” (they’ll be 8 oz. pous, from what I hear)! I will be there.

Karen Chisum says:

You won’t want to miss the chance to shake hands with two
FDNY Firefighters and a Chief from the Port Authority.

They all were in NY during 9/11, not to mention GREAT entertainment and FANTASTIC food.

pam wilson says:

best place for anybody to be on 9/10/2011 is Fulton 55 for Wild blue music , going to be the best music in town that night , come all and rock

Victor says:

Looks like there’s a ton of great music going on Saturday. We think the best bang for the buck will be Boxcar Figaro at The Revue. Buy something to drink and see two hours of Americana/Folk for free!

MsJoey says:

Why is Taste of Riverpark so expensive?
It’s not like they have anything besides chain restaurants that you can get in any city in Cali.

Mike B says:

$90 to see lil Jon at a waterpark. Time to fire his management. Pathetic

Mike Oz says:

If you just wanna see him, you can get in for $35, if you buy a ticket in advance just for Saturday. The $90 was pre-sale for VIP. Those will be $115 day of. The $35′s will be $50 day of. There’s a two-day pass for $55 that’s going to be $90 day of.

Phil Wimer says:

Whatever you decide, folks, be sure and have a good time and thanks for supporting live music in Fresno. If you do come see the Wild Blue at the Fulton 55, we don’t think you will be disappointed. Rehearsals were scary good. Aqua Bob, Glen Delpit, and jazz all-stars No Prisoners will also play.