President’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2014 Coronado Promenade Concert Season! 

Sunday concerts in the park are signature elements of the Coronado experience where friendships and family memories are made.  This summer’s series promises to be as entertaining, fun and awesome as any in our 44 year history. This year’s lineup consists of 6 new musical acts that are sure to be toe-tapping and of course, very danceable.   We are exceptionally proud of the fact that 6 of the 17 bands are from Coronado!

The most exciting news to share is the addition of a professional sound system provided by John Volk and his team from J & S Sound which will certainly enhance your concert enjoyment. We are forever grateful to Mayor Tanaka, the City Council, City Manager Blair King and Police Chief Jon Froomin for their continued support and for the in-kind donation the city provides through the availability of Public Services & Safety personnel needed to keep Spreckels Park clean, safe and orderly. We couldn’t do it without them!

This summer’s concert series cost a total of $61,000. The following individuals, community civic groups and local businesses are responsible for raising $25,600 by sponsoring a concert!  Please join us in extending sincere heartfelt thank you’s  to The Brigantine Restaurant & Miguel’s Cocina, Tony Falletta of Falletta Construction, Dave Sweeney & Mitch Mitchell of SoCal Business Partners , Coronado Private Bank, California American Water, Willis Allen Real Estate, Miss Match Apparel, Bill Subang & Diane Folley, Linda & Rick Hascup, Kory Kavenewsky of CMG Financial Inc., Coronado Real Estate Association,  The Auen Foundation, Kennedy Publishing,  The Newman Foundation,  Edye Denney  & Dick Zoellner, Rotary Club of Coronado, Coronado Women’s Club, Coronado Junior Woman’s Club,  Optimist Club of Coronado and  Coronado Schools Foundation, underwritten by ParkLife Realty. Thank you also goes to the Red Bucket Brigade, members of the Coronado National Honor Society, for volunteering their time to collect donations during the concerts.  Their goal this summer is to collect and raise $20,000.

Please know, we DO NOT receive any operating funds from the city of Coronado. When you see those red buckets coming near you won’t you show your appreciation for the value of this priceless experience and think about giving just $1 for each person in your party every concert?   Coronado Promenade Concerts is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  Your donations to Coronado Promenade Concerts are deductible to the full extent of the law. You can donate by check, online at www.coronadoconcert.com with Paypal, cash at any of our concerts and new this year- by credit/debit card using the SQUARE during the concert!

Finally, a very special THANK YOU to our  all-volunteer Board of Directors for their commitment and dedication to “Keeping the Music Alive” for our community’s enjoyment.  Thank you to Vice President Maggie Hannegan, Treasurer Cheri Lillegraven, Secretary Renee Cavanaugh, Legal Counsel Carrie Downey, past President Bill Gise, Talent Chair-Marilyn Rees, Volunteer Chair-George Morgan, Program & Website Chair-Rick Shaughnessy, Steve Schroeder, Gloria Tierney, Ray Gosselin and President Emeritus Floyd Ross.   A very special Thank You to Valerie Schutte of The Design Depot for her phenomenal work on this program! Sit back, laugh and enjoy the show.  We’re glad you’re here helping to Keep the Music Alive.  Now let’s Dance! Sincerely, Cathy Brown President     Homepage Photo Credit:  eCoronado.com