ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero’s Saturday in the Park Summer-Fall Virtual Concert Series continues with The Jump Jax on Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 6 p.m. on KPRL 1230AM and

The Jump Jax is an electrifying quartet bringing an energetic and danceable mix of classic Jump Blues, Swing, Rockabilly and Soul along with fantastic originals guaranteed to get hearts pounding and feet moving. 

Songwriter, Ted Waterhouse, leads the band on fluid electric, arch-top and slide guitars and vocals. Don Jacobsen lays down swinging jazz and soul riffs on tenor, alto and baritone saxes and clarinet. Ace drummer, Michael Smothers, provides the cooking beat and adds superb lead and backing vocals. Bassist, Dave Block, locks into the grooves while providing more great vocals. 

Together, these exceptional musicians bring a sharp and focused sound with dynamics suitable for any size venue. The band’s performances convey their love for classic American musical styles delivered with their unique jumping spin. For information about the band, click here.  


“For the safety and well-being of our community, we are offering this summer’s concert series virtually,” City officials stated. “We have an amazing virtual line-up that you can enjoy from your own backyard or plan a watch party with your family or friend group.”

The live feed on will be broadcast from 6-7:30 p.m. and KPRL from 6-7 p.m.

At this time, the following are the current dates and band information:

Summer Concert Series Schedule:

Aug. 1 — The Jump Jax (Jump/Swing/Soul/R&B)

Aug. 22 — Brass Mash (Hard Pop Brass)

Aug. 29 — The JD Project (Rock Blues)

Sept. 5 — Chad Land Band (Classic Rock/Country)

Sept. 12 — Dulcie Taylor Band (Roots Rock)

Sept. 19 — 925 Band (Pop/Rock/Funk)

Sept. 26 – No Concert due to Brew at the Zoo 

Oct. 3 — Ghost/Monster (Rock-n-Roll)

Sponsors include Metro by T-Mobile as Concert Series Sponsor; Grigger and Alice Jones, Solarponics and Sprinkler King as Presenting Sponsors; Coast Hills Credit Union, Delta RV, Quota International, Starna Cells as Supporting Sponsors; and All Signs and Graphics as In-Kind Sponsor. 

All concerts take place virtually from 6-7:30 p.m.