The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a packed schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Market in the East Bay. The Music & Market Series begins with a celebratory memorial to our former stage manager, Steve Sage. For decades Steve taught rock ‘n roll at DVC and was a much-loved activist/musician in the Diablo Valley. This show features many of the bands he mentored through the years.
Other special themes include a celebration of the “Summer of Love’s” 50-year anniversary as seen through the eyes of 1967’s legendary music venue, the “Concord Coliseum.” The Coliseum was behind Park n’ Shop where the Petco is nw. It hosted many of the top bands of the day. On June 15th, two great bands will bring those memories back with tributes to two of the legendary headliners who played at the Concord Coliseum: Purple Haze with their tribute to Jimi Hendrix and the RaveUps and their tribute to the Yardbirds.
The Tuesday Blues Series returns with a world class blues guitar player, an acclaimed Blues harmonicist and a phenomenal Blues Piano man. Mark your calendar on Tuesdays in July for Chicago-Style blues harpist Mark Hummel (7/11), jump-blues piano man Mitch Woods (7/18) and slide blues master Roy Rogers (7/25).
People will be dancing in the park to the Zydeco Flames (5/18) churning out the Cujan and Zydeco music of the Gulf Coast and the Orquesta Borinquen (8/17) a spicy salsa. Lively line-dancing will be happening when the California Cowboys (7/20) play and people will be groovin’ to Reggae music with Natives Elements (6/8).
It’s also the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Sun Kings (8/24) will perform their flawlessly faithful rendition of the Beatles classic album.