Stadium rock in Hagan Park
The city of Rancho Cordova will host the 22nd annual Hometown 4th of July, Sunday through Tuesday. In addition to children’s activities, food and carnival rides, there’s an all-star lineup of musical talent featuring Heatwave; Kansas; and local bands Funkengruven, Mumbo Gumbo, and Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers. Classic-rock stalwarts Kansas, pioneers of ’70s progressive-leaning stadium rock, will headline Monday’s festivities. Although the current touring configuration boasts only three original members—Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart and Rich Williams—the band still delivers on all fronts. Expect to hear radio staples such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” among a bevy of other gems. Fans of Proto-Kaw, the band’s earliest configuration, will be happy to know the group still caters to its longtime supporters. Kansas plays Hagan Community Park, located at 2197 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova, on Monday at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to all ages. More info on the weekend’s activities can be obtained at www.cordovacouncil.com.