Most know Concord is home for one of the premiere music venues, the Concord Pavilion but those visiting or living in Concord have music all around them throughout the year!
2000 Kirker Pass Road, ConcordMay through September
Want that perfect music experience? Then head to the Concord Pavilion. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been every year, Concord Pavilion makes it super convenient with a Day of Show webpage that lists what is allowed into the venue as well as traffic and weather conditions. You can choose seats closer to the stage or take in the music under the stars on the amphitheater lawn. Upgrades for parking, entry and seating are available for most shows (while they last) as well as a VIP Club Upgrade that gives you access to the Terrace Club Lounge and its private no host bar, bathrooms and easy access to your seat through the VIP Gate. Make it dinner and a show with the many food offerings the Concord Pavilion provides from bratwurst and garlic fries to soba noodles and black bean burgers. Or look for the rotating food truck choices for dining! You’ll have plenty of options for beverages too!
Tickets and upcoming shows HERE. Concord residents can look for special discounts each season by calling the Concord Resident Ticket Pre-Sale Hotline at (925) 363-5701.
Todos Santos ParkMay through September (Thursdays, 6:30pm to 8pm)
The perfect way to unwind at the end of the day, Music and Market takes place every Thursday (May through September) with band after band performs. 2018 is the series 30th year and doesn’t disappoint with music for every palette including Indie Rockers Kingsborough, the all-female Led Zeppelin powerhouse, >Zepperella, the Bay Area’s best mariachi band, Mariachi Mexicanismo, country music’s Chase McKinney and so many more. Of special note, <The Purple Ones will perform an insatiable tribute to Prince on what would have been his 60th Birthday. A definite can’t miss is Foreverland and their electrifying tribute to Michael Jackson.
There is plenty of delicious food and beverage surrounding you before, during or after the concert starting with the fresh, local fare from the Concord Farmers’ Market. You can also grab coffee and something light at Peet’s Coffee and Tea, dinner at Lima, take out from Hot Dog Palace, a beer at The Hop Grenade, ice cream at Cream or try any of the many other tempting options.
The 2018 full line up is HERE.
You can catch the replay of most shows on Concord TV on Comcast channel 28 and Astound channel 29.
Tuesday Night Blues
Todos Santos ParkJuly (Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8pm)
Blues lovers can soak up blues, brews and BBQ every Tuesday night at Todos Santos Park throughout July. On stage this year are Dana Fuchs, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Tia Carroll and Her Awesome Blues Band and rounding out the month is the Jr. DeVille Blues Band.
Bonus: July 10th check out Cool Concord Cars in a FREE classic car show also in Todos Santos, 5:30 to 7:30pm! For those wishing to participate there are no registration fees with dash plaques, goodies bags and prizes for the winners!
*Free Parking is available for all events at Todos Santos at:
Todos Santos Parking Center: Concord Ave. between Salvio and Pacheco Streets
Grant St. Garage: Salvio St., between Grant and Colfax Streets
Live Music Year Round
Vinnie’s Bar & Grill
2045 Mt. Diablo St., Concord
Dubbed a casual place for pub grub & drinks, pool tables, dart boards and more, Vinnie’s Bar & Grill brings Concord live music virtually every weekend.
1907 Salvio Street, Concord
Dance all night to Salsa, Reggae, Reggaeton, Bachata, throwbacks, top 40, Latin and other genres. Nica Lounge offers live music as well as DJ’s from all over the Bay Area. They offer a spacious dance floor and comfortable booths situated all throughout the club to provide a complete view of the stage and dance floor. See upcoming events HERE.
Nica Lounge is open to those 21 and older.
Red Hat Sports Bar
1860 Monument Blvd., Concord
Featuring pool, pinball and a patio, Red Hat Sports Bar is known for a staff that makes you feel welcome the instant you walk in. Not known for being fancy but rather cool and casual, they also offer live music each weekend.
707 Marina Vista, Martinez
Here at Armando’s you’ll find live jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk and everything in between!
1501 N. Broadway #138, Walnut Creek
Re-defining modern jazz, Impulse Room brings you all forms of jazz influenced music. They offer a wine and beer bar that also serves tea and coffee. And they also offer a delicious dining menutoo!
WiseGirl Ristorante Italiano & Cocktails
1932 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hil
The ambiance at WiseGirl is described as resembling a meeting place between Gatsby and Capone. Their menu is a balance of Italian favorites with a bit of American. WiseGirl also brings a huge variety of live music including acoustic performances every Thursday!