TNT gives explosive performance at Concerts in the Park

Thousands enjoy Friday night show by last-minute new band

T.N.T. perform covers of famous songs from different genres and eras.

This 'n' That performed a plethora of genres at Lions Wayside Park on Friday evening as the headline act in the Pleasanton Concerts in the Park series.

Run by the Pleasanton Downtown Association, the Concerts in the Park attract thousands of attendees every week: the concerts start at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. every Friday from early June and to late August.

On Friday, TNT performed as an act covering a last-minute cancellation by the originally scheduled band, Ruckatan Latin Tribe.

True to their name, TNT played a range of genres, from rock music to contemporary popular music. They performed big names like Adele, ZZ Top, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson and more.

Their first song — their rendition of "Route 66" by The Rolling Stones — experienced initial technical difficulties, but after 15 minutes of troubleshooting, they were able to continue their performance. Pleasanton resident and avid Concerts in the Park goer, Christy Masangcay, said the technical difficulties was “no big deal, it is a Friday evening and we aren’t stressing about it."

Later in the evening, more than 40 people -- residents of all ages -- congregated at the front of the stage to dance to the live music. Lead female vocalist of TNT, Lydia Vetere, stated, “Everyone got up and danced, it is the most warming, loving feeling we had in a long time, so it means a lot."

After the concert came to a close, Pleasanton resident, Bob Robinchaud, recounted while leaving, “I thought the music was good. The band did a really good job. I enjoyed the percussion.”

Concerts in the Park will run and come to a close on Aug. 25. To find a full schedule of the bands and further details about the series, visit


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