Final show of the year for Folsom’s newest concert series
The latest Wednesday night concert series in Folsom began on June 3 and ended with The Department of Rock performing at the last concert of the year.
The concerts were held at Palladio at Broadstone during its inaugural year. Judging from the shows I saw I’m certain the concert series will return.
The Department of Rock is a retro rock band that delighted the audience at hand at the Palladio shopping center. Playing music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond, The Department of Rock’s music enticed audience members to move, jump and dance.
The band’s website describes them as; “The Department of Rock is a secret organization that monitors, supports, and defends your right to party. This organization was created under a presidential directive to police and monitor all partying rights. The Department of Rock’s ultimate mission is to protect and defend the nation from sub-standard rock. The Department of Rock will not rest until they have reshaped the world in their own image.”
Four Go-Go dancers performed during the performance. The dancers encouraged the audience to dance and their beauty and charm could not be refused. Fans of all ages danced and enjoyed the family friendly concert.
Retro covers songs were performed by the band and their repertoire was quite impressive as they sang songs by Michael Jackson, The Police, Beatles, Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, AC/DC and many more.
The Department of Rock has toured across the U.S. and internationally. Their current August tour will take them to Swabbies on the River on August 5, the San Bruno Summer Concert Series on August 10, San Clemente Fiesta Festival on August 12, Thunder Valley Casino on August 17, Palo Alto Art & Wine Festival and the Power House in Folsom on August 25. Their last show of August will be on the 31st at Bergmann’s in Lincoln.
The Department of Rock website is quite comprehensive and includes some cover songs, music video links, photos, tours and much more information.
The inaugural 2012 Palladio at Broadstone concert series came to a close as The Department of Rock played one encore song. The concert series was well attended and helped draw customers to the outdoor mall.
Several stores held grand openings and offered shopping discounts during the period “On the Stage” concert series was presented. The two month concert series was well received and audiences grew larger as local and regional acts were brought to the stage. I look forward to next year’s concerts at Palladio.