Concord Culture Club: These Non-Profits Support Local Arts & History

Get to know these great organizations that serve to educate, preserve and promote Concord arts & history. Whatever your passion, you can get involved and make a difference, too!

B8 Theater Company

The B8 Theater Company is community theater group dedicated to presenting new interpretations of established works, as well as innovative, original productions in an immersive, inclusive environment. Their productions examine perceptions of race, gender, class, age, sexual orientation, and abilities, within the framework of the play and the larger context of society as a whole. They encourage local directors, writers, designers to propose their ideas, as well as actors and stage crew who would like to participate in their productions.

 While B8 productions were paused during the pandemic, they will be back performing a variety of short plays for one night only on August 28, 2021, at 7p.m.

Learn how to Support the B8 Theatre Company

Blue Devils Performing Arts

The pride of Concord, BDPA offers young men and women between the ages of 8 and 22 educational experience in the areas of musical and dance performance, including their prestigious drum corps and special needs guard. Since 1957, BDPA’s mission has been to develop personal character through dedication, hard work, and commitment to a team effort. Over 450 young people currently participate in BDPA programs.

Entirely community-funded, the direction of BDPA is guided by a dedicated team of volunteer parents and professional teaching staff who work closely together with team members to create and maintain excellence in all aspects of the organization. All instruments, instruction, and costumes are provided to participants who pay a modest annual participation fee.

Learn how to support the Blue Devils here.

Concord Art Association

Concord Art Association supports local artists and strives to enrich the community through art education, exhibits, special events, projects and outreach programs. Founded in 1963, CAA is the oldest art association in Contra Costa County. Members are artists, art students, supporters of the arts, and residents of the greater Concord, California area. Their meetings offer opportunity to socialize, network and share creativity, as well as enjoy demonstrations from guest artists.

Learn How to Support the Concord Art Association

Concord Historical Society

Founded in 1971, Concord Historical Society serves to “discover, establish, and preserve knowledge, structures, objects, materials of interest, importance, and value, in relation to Concord, California and it’s vicinity,” which includes the discovery, restoration and memorializing of historic building and sites.

Among their many endeavors, the organization oversees Concord’s historic Galindo Home & Gardens (museum), historical walking tour information, fundraising events, special projects,  event center rentals and a newsletter.
Learn How to Support the Concord Historical Society

Solo Opera

The Solo Opera organization was formed to enrich, entertain and educate the public in opera, musicals, and related art forms. The Solo Opera is a performing company that presents high quality, affordable productions that are accessible to the community. In addition to performing traditional operatic repertoire, Solo Opera will also be focusing on 20th-21st century chamber opera, short one act operas, opera in English, and new works by Bay Area composers. They strive to foster a new generation of opera lovers and enjoy producing shows for children and families.

Learn How to Support Solo Opera

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