Yucaipa’s Concert in the Park series rock and rolls on with Femme Halen

Chrissy Marquez, Grace Richardson, Megan Steiner and Roseann Aldrete, of Femme Halen get ready to perform again in Yucaipa.

In one of the most popular concerts of the season, girls ruled at Sunday night’s Concert in the Park, when Femme Halen took the stage at the outdoor amphitheater in Yucaipa. Femme Halen’s all-female band rocked the crowd with not only Van Halen songs, but other ‘80s rock favorites.

Femme Halen opened the first half of the concert with Van Halen tunes. The second half of the concert featured a set by Journey, songs by Michael Jackson, B-52s and even Prince.

The high energy four-female band rocked the crowd with an interactive set.

“This music takes me back to the ‘80s, when everything was totally awesome,” said concert goer Linda Smith.

Yucaipa Councilman Greg Bogh concurred.

“As a fan of Van Halen, I thought Femme Halen did an incredible job,” he said. “The lead guitarist was also amazing.”

Following the concert, bandmember Chrissy Marquez said, “We have played for the city of Yucaipa for two years now and we love it! The staff and the residents are so gracious and welcoming. It makes it special to play here.”

If you haven’t been to a free Concert in the Park, there’s still time. The Trip, a rock band, will play Aug. 4 and the final concert on Aug. 11, will feature Gypsy, a Fleetwood Mac cover band.

All Concerts in the Park are held at Yucaipa Community Park, 34900 Oak Glen Rd. on Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Chairs, blankets and food is allowed. There are food vendors available for those who want to keep it simple.

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