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Trailer Park entertainers party in Roseville

Public invited to celebrate a milestone
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Antsy McClain got his nickname from his mom as a little boy in Kentucky.

He grew up in trailer park surroundings, and from these humble beginnings comes the inspiration for much of his music and humor.

McClain and his band, the Trailer Park Troubadours, will release their new album, "Living the Dream," Thursday, June 14, and celebrate with a CD release party the following night in Roseville. The album combines country, Americana and rock 'n' roll.

McClain sees the album as about a man looking mortality in the face, seeing his own reflection and taking friends out for ice cream, according to a press release.

"There's nothing we can do about the passing of time but enjoy the ride," McClain said in the release.

This year, he celebrates 20 years as a performer. He starts his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights.

The Roseville event is called Flamingo Fest, in recognition of the plastic pink icons seen in trailer parks and at McClain's live shows. The festival is part of a week-long party moving through Northern California and Nevada.

"Roseville and us go way back," McClain said. "But it's been too long. It's a great town with amazing people. The audiences are top notch, and they're always ready for a party. And we have a lot of reasons to celebrate this time: a new album and some major milestones reached."

~ Sena Christian

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Flamingo Fest

What: CD release party for "Living the Dream," by Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours, featuring special guest YouTube comedian Jack Vale

When: 8 p.m. Friday, June 15

Where: Roseville Theater, 241 Vernon St.

Cost: $25

Info: Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/250607