A free series of concerts on Sundays through Aug. 17 will support the idea of bringing 100 miles of multi-use trails to the Mt. Shasta area.

The concerts will take place at Shastice Park and they will all begin at 6 p.m.

Admission is free.

John Friesen, a board member on the Mount Shasta Mountain Bike Association, said the idea to host family-friendly concerts has been an idea of his for a while now. Families can come, bring their kids and some food, relax and listen to great music.

Children can ride the new flow trail at Shastice, or have fun in the skate park, he said.

On Sunday, Tri Counties Bank sponsored the first concert of the series: the Portland Oregon-based band, World’s Finest.

Next Sunday, July 20, the band will be Double Chief, sponsored by Mt. Shasta Trail Association.

July 27, Rainy Day will play at Shastice, sponsored by The Fifth Season; Aug. 3 it will be The Bee Eaters with Scott Law, sponsored by Crystal Geyser; Aug. 10 Cattle Rocket will play, sponsored by Owens Pharmacy; and on Aug. 17 the Sundown Poachers will close the series, sponsored by Berryvale.

Other series sponsors include Solano’s Alpine Hardware, the Mount Shasta Recreation and Parks District, and the Mt. Shasta Mountain Bike Association.

The main purpose of the series is to raise awareness of the effort to build 100 miles of multi-use trails around Mt. Shasta. The new Shastice flow trail features jumps, berms, rollers, and a big turn at the bottom that will help propel riders into the uphill trail to get back to the top for another run.

It is located behind the skate park and was formerly covered heavily with manzanita.

More trails are scheduled to be built in Shastice Park, and the larger goal is to create a huge network of trails throughout the area. This would attract riders and boost the local economy, according to a study performed at the request of the Mount Shasta Trails Association.

For more information about the Music on the Mountain concert series, you can find the on Facebook at facebook.com/