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Respite by the River 2018

Celebrating the River Parkway Trust's 30th Anniversary of Creating and Protecting the San Joaquin River Parkway

Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for a Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and lawn

chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wines for sale by the glass. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author. Dessert will be available for sale. 

Evening Schedule is as follows: 
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music, bring your dinner, purchase your glass of wine or dessert

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by acclaimed author 

8:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing

2018 Season Authors and Musicians 

Wednesday, April 11 - Reading by Marisol Baca with music by Low Noon

Tuesday, May 8 - Reading by Kenneth Chacón with music by Danzantes Yoztaltepetl

Friday, May 18 - Special Respite: Readings, music, performances, and art by McLane High School ArtVenture Program

Wednesday, June 13 - Reading by Tanya Nichols with music by Old Blue

Tuesday, July 10 - Reading by Evo Bluestein with music by Evo Bluestein

ATTENTION - The originally planned musical entertainment by The Gilly Girls has been changed to music and reading by Evo Bluestein. 

Tuesday, August 7 -  Reading by Mai Der Vang with music by Richard Sirois

Wednesday, September 12 - Reading by Peter Everwine with music by Barry Shultz and Megan Bohigian


Thank you to the Respite by the River Committee

The views and opinions expressed by the authors and musicians of the Respite by the River program do not necessarily reflect those of the River Parkway Trust

Sponsor Respite by the River: Contact Finn Telles, Director of Business Development 559-248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Respite by the River is Sponsored by

  Doerksen Taylor Stokes LLP    Bussetto Foods

  Hedricks Chevrolet  

 KVPR  Media Sponsor - Valley PBS  Central California Life Magazine