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March 23rd, 2011
Fastball performs at plaza stage Thursday

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Keep San Marcos Beautiful’s annual spring concert series begins 6:40 p.m. Thursday, March 24 featuring Fastball and special guests The Kinfolk and Beens & Rice.

Fastball

The concert series will be held at the San Marcos Plaza Park stage, located at the corner of CM Allen Parkway and Hopkins Street in San Marcos. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs to the park to enjoy the free outdoor concert.

Fastball was formed in 1994 by native Texans Joey Shuffield and Miles Zuniga along with So-Cal transplant Tony Scalzo.

They released their first full length album, “Make Your Mama Proud” in 1996. A second album entitled, “All The Pain Money Can Buy” was picked up by US radio, latched on to a catchy little ditty called “The Way” and Fastball had a hit on their hands.

Songs like “Sooner or Later”, “Fire Escape” and “Out Of My Head” followed and the band toured around the world. “All The Pain Money Can Buy” reached the platinum, 1 million sales mark by the end of the year.

Another album, “The Harsh Light Of Day” was released in 2000 and the band continued to tour at home and abroad. A fourth CD on Rykodisc, “Keep Your Wig On” was released in 2004. Since then, Fastball has continued to play live throughout the world. The band has also written and recorded with such artists as Bruce Robison, Al Anderson, Bowling For Soup and many more.

The KSMB Spring Concert Series continues every Thursday evening through April 14. The event hosts a variety of art and eco booths as well.

Organizers invite guests to bring blankets and lawn chairs for each night of free musical entertainment to include an array of art and eco opportunities. Food and drink vendors will also be onsite.

The community event is made possible by Tres Hefter of Tall Man Records, Carson Properties, Leon Breeden Attorney at Law, Full Circle Salon, Haircuts Etc., Milagros Hill Country Tex Mex, Premier Cuts, Tantra Coffeehouse, Village Sensei Learning Center, Schwartz and Associates, and Root Cellar Café.

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