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Friends offer park patrons free tunes at Mountain Crest

No shirt. No shoes. No problem.

Mountain Crest Park patrons get a free treat each Sunday when band members of Sometime Sunday bring their guitars, drums and amplifiers to the park at 4701 N. Durango Drive for a jam session.

The friends formerly met at Joshua Sisco’s Summerlin-area home to rehearse because he has one room padded with carpet for soundproofing.

"But it can only hold, like, three of us," he said.

All the band members are friends who enjoy disc golf and met at the park for that sport.

Soon after the first of the year, the idea came of bringing their instrum ents to the park. Sometime Sunday was born. They’ve mixed the two activities ever since.

The park offers fresh air and the chance to add a barbecue into the mix. They also bring their flying discs to keep their skills sharp.

Sometime Sunday has yet to perform professionally, and the makeup of those who play at the park depends on who shows up.

They begin congregating about 3 p.m. and play until well into the night. The name stems from the informal meeting time for the jam sessions.

Park patrons mill around to listen as children play nearby and flying discs wing through the air. Mountain Crest is at the southwest corner of Lone Mountain Road and Durango Drive, and the musicians meet at a picnic pavilion on the western end. The hilly landscape means their sound cannot be heard unless one is in the immediate area.

Besides Sisco, Sometime Sunday includes Mark Poulos, Rober Schuler, Matthew Quillicy, Brandon Byrd and Jesse Hynie.

Their day jobs include electrician, firefighter, flooring installer and pipefitter. Byrd has an additional job at the Mountain Crest jam sessions.

"I’m the grill meister," he proclaimed proudly.

The picnic tables under the pavilion where they set up were covered with beer, Doritos and picnic coolers full of food yet to be grilled.

Don’t expect the band members to take requests. They play a mix of metal, laid-back rock or add riffs to power chords for totally improvised sessions. Lyrics? They’re optional.

Songs can last two minutes or as long as 20. One of the guys plays the bongos. They’ve even been known to throw a didgeridoo, a native Australian pipe, into the mix for effect.

"We don’t accept tips, but we’ll accept some extra meat on the grill," Byrd joked.

Kim Wilson, who said she likes to take the microphone at karaoke clubs, was there with her boyfriend, Tommy Michaud. They sat nearby, listening.

The couple gravitated to the sound soon after Sometime Sunday was formed. She ended up singing with them for a couple of songs and said they had the talent to take things farther.

"They’re great. They know what they’re doing … they have a really good sound," she said.

Likewise, Crystal Howe was at the pavilion, enjoying the music.

"I learned about them about two weeks ago, when I just happened to be at the park and heard them playing," she said. "It’s a lot of fun, just good times."

Sometime Sunday said it will continue treating park users to free music until the temperatures soar high enough to melt the guitars.

Contact Summerlin/Summerlin South View reporter Jan Hogan at jhogan@viewnews.com or 387-2949.

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