Celebrating our 27th Season – Our History

The Auburn Summer Series tradition started with one person’s vision . . . to bring music to the Library Garden Amphitheater.

In early 1989, Auburn community arts patron, Marilyn Gehlbach, gathered interested representatives from the Arts Council of Placer County, Friends of the Library, Auburn Symphony and Symphony Guild, and the Auburn Recreation Department to explore the notion of free outdoor summer concerts at the amphitheater.

The Summer Series Committee was born, hosting its first concert in July 1989. The mission of the committee is to provide a variety of musical entertainment to the community without charge.

Since the beginning, these free community concerts have been made possible by generous donations from local businesses and civic organizations, and we gratefully acknowledge their support.



June 28, 2015

7:00PM – 8:30PM

Sponsored by Auburn Host Lions Club

 Zydeco Flames  

 The Zydeco Flames have gained a  reputation as the West Coast’s  premiere Zydeco band. The  Flames consistently pack the  house in venues ranging from  contemporary clubs to major  festivals and traditional  dance  halls. Their sizzling roots  rhythms  are timeless and the execution of  them relentless, with a stunningly 
 powerful groove. The Flames’ sixth CD release “Fire It Up”, provides fans with hot Zydeco in the tradition of masters like Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Queen Ida.