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Fairytale Town hosted Sacramentan performer Jackie Greene at a fundraiser in their park Friday, the first in a series of such concerts this summer.
The prominent folk rocker sold out the show and entertained the crowd with his original tunes as well as covers of the Grateful Dead. Greene is touring with bassist Phil Lesh of the Dead.
“I love Jackie!” Valerie Sheppard, 52, said. “He has turned me back onto music. Original, just a person that is self-taught, writes music, just awesome.”
The concert benefited Fairytale Town, including its weeklong camps and free-admission days for children with disabilities.
Most of the summer concerts are geared toward children and families, but some, such as a costume ball, are for adults only.
“Adults need time to play!” said Kathy Fleming, executive director of the park.
Other concerts include Mumbo Gumbo on August 11, and Sal Valentino and Ricky Burger on Sept. 9.
For more information, visit www.fairytaletown.org.