2016

The Red Bucket Brigade

Pictured left to right: CHS National Honor Society advisor Erinn Eddingfield, Emily Dow, Taylor Washabaugh, Gabrie Galvez, Jade Verbick, CPC Volunteer Director George Morgan A few years ago, the Coronado Promenade Concerts Board of Directors realized they needed a little extra help. Where better to look than our own incredible schools for student volunteers to assist during each concert? With the approval of their school advisor, Erinn Eddingfield members of the Coronado National Honor Society stepped up and have officially been with us ever since. This group of extremely talented and...

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Our Beloved Bandstand

Concerts in the park have always been about community. Donations to cover the cost are raised through local civic groups and individuals giving generously to keep the music alive. The Spreckels Park Bandstand carries the same legacy, a product of community pride, largess and even a bit of a fight. Back in the 1980’s Coronado Beautiful, a small civic organization worked tirelessly to build political support and raise the funds necessary to build a bandstand, one the community could take pride in. Members passed the hat at concerts, sent out fund-raising letters, held a dance at Oakwood (now...

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Coronado Public Services

Dedicated Crew After the music has faded, the blankets have been folded and the picnic baskets have been collected and carted away, a two-man crew from Coronado Public Services begins crisscrossing Spreckels Park readying our center-city jewel for another week of summer enjoyment. Caption: The city workers who keep Spreckels Park safe, clean and functioning for our concerts, from left: Jose Guerrero, Art Valvidia, Mondo Moreno, Gilbert Urbina and Nuuao Saole. If you see them, say thanks. Crew members collect trash and place it in temporary dumpsters along Seventh Street where it will be...

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Leafy Legacy: The Trees of Spreckels Park

Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) Sometimes called Star Pine, Triangle Tree or Living Christmas tree, this native of the South Pacific is ancient, if not actually a pine. Hailing from the earth’s Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, the species has proved hearty and adaptable, standing up well to wind and salt air. Children love to collect its soft awl-shaped leaves. Through over 45 years of concerts no attendees have been more loyal or visible than the trees of Spreckels Park. Standing silent sentinel, these soaring companions provide shade, color and definition to an intimate...

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15th Anniversary of 9/11 Tribute

Join us for a pre-concert recognition of those who came to America’s aid and defense following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Pop Vinyl – September 4, 2016

A standout performer from our 2015 concert season, Pop Vinyl is back with a high-energy, make-you-sweat performance designed to engage audiences with nonstop music.

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