Fans, Country Artists brave blistering heat for outdoor concert


FRESNO, California – Hundreds braved the extreme heat on Saturday to catch their favorite country artists perform at Woodward park, for the Boots In The Park event.

Many were finding all sorts of ways to keep cool, including the country artists.

But all those we spoke with say the heat does not matter when you are having a good time.

From hats, water misters and a few refreshing some good ol’country tunes, many were out braving the blistering heat.

“It’s super hot but it’s really worth it, especially with a lemonade,” says a country fan.

And with their cowboy boots on, folks did what they could to keep cool, including country music artist, Clare Dunn.

“First of all drink lots of water, stay hydrated,” she expressed.

Dunn’s performed here in Fresno before, so she knows it can get hot.

But she says the energy from all the Valley fans is worth it.

“I’m so excited to be here, even though it’s 12,000 degrees, I’m ready to rock, I’m here for the fans and I just appreciate them being here for us,” says Dunn.

Organizers of Boots In The Park say they are doing what they can to keep fans coming back on these hot summer days.

“We’ve also brought in misters to spread throughout the amphitheater so it’s keeping people cool, plus we’re keeping the beer extra iced cold so that really cools you down, so I think everyone is going to have a good time,” says Steve Thacher, president of Activated Events.

Other country artists performing, include Central Valley band, Leaving Austin.

The triple digit temps are nothing new for them because the trio grew up here in the Valley.

“It means so much to be back in town, it’s just the best feeling to be able to play to your home crowd, says Austin Machado, lead singer of Leaving Austin.

And even though it may be hot, they say the scorching heat has some benefits.

“We don’t have to work out today because we got to sweat it out,” says Michael Stevens, Leaving Austin.

The next Boots In The Park event is on September 13.

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April 29 2021 05:00 pm

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