Centennial celebration set for this weekend

By Union Democrat staff September 28, 2012 01:36 pm

The Angels Camp Centennial Celebration will start with a kickoff concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Utica Park, featuring headliner Dan Crary and Thunderation and opening act Faux Renwah.

On Saturday, South Main Street will close to traffic at 10 a.m. and festivities begin at 11 a.m. The main stage across from the Calaveras Visitors Center will host Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame and reggae rockers Dyemusica. 


On the south stage in front of the Utica Hotel will be DJs Teddy Randazzo Jr., Paul Coca Jr. and Joshua Marquez.

On the north stage in Utica Park, the Fabulous Off Brothers will perform live classic rock throughout the day. Plan B will perform in the “Wine and Cigar Lounge” in the rear parking lot of Sue’s Cafe and Crusco’s and Sidewinder restaurants.

The Visitors Center lot also will feature old-style Western shootouts staged by Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire of Jackson and a frog jumping contest.

A soap box derby will be run by the Northern California chapter of All American Soapbox Derby at the north end of Utica Park.

At 11:30 a.m., a ceremony will celebrate female frog jockeys and accompany the laying of a plaque for Laura Kitchell’s 2012 frog jump world championship.

Admission to the celebration is free. Free shuttles will run from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. between downtown and the parking lots of Frogtown and Bret Harte High School.

For more information, call the Angels Camp Business Association at 736-1333 or visit www.angelscampbusiness.com.