The madcap antics of Humboldt State Universitys Marching Lumberjacks will be featured at the next free summer concert in Azalea Park at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 10.

The everything goes musical histrionics of the 30-piece group is well known to parade and football spectators all along the California and Oregon coasts. This will be the second time they have performed in Brookings.

The Lumberjacks have been marching to a different drummer for more than a quarter century, bringing their zany brand of humor intertwined throughout a remarkable repertoire of popular music.

Theyll entertain the lawn crowd for two hours with their singular, yet amusing, antics unknown to other marching bands, says the Lumberjacks media person, Katie Peterson.

This next to the last concert for the American Music Festivals Summer 2000 Concert Series will again be free to the public thanks to the combined support of five Gold sponsors: Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce, City of Brookings, Flying Gull Restaurant andamp; Lounge, Hewitts Stor-All/Portside RV Park, McMurray andamp; Sons Roofing, McDonalds and 10 Silver sponsors: Barrons Home Furnishings andamp; Sleep Center, Brookings Area Council of the Arts, Brookings Signs and Graphics, Curry Coastal Pilot, Curry Transfer and Recycling, Fred Meyer, KURY Radio, Morys, Rays Food Place and Southwestern Oregon Community College.

Clad in their traditional yellow T-shirts and hard hats, the Lumberjacks beguile crowds with their versions of old favorites. Their fame comes in part from their annual trek to march in the Trinidad Clam Beach Run on the Northern California Coast Arcata to Eureka where the entire band marches chest deep out into the sea without ever breaking stride or missing a beat!

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch, or food and refreshments are available through the Brookings-Harbor Rotary Club.

Come early, parking is at a premium, or Curry County Transit bus service is available at a minimal cost. For information, call 469-6822.

In the event of rain the concert will be moved to the Azalea Middle School gymnasium.