President’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2013 Coronado Promenade Concert Season!


There is magic in the air each summer Sunday night as friends and family fill picnic baskets, grab beach chairs, load wagons and bicycle baskets and converge on Spreckels Park for a celebration of music and community.  Sunday concerts in the park are signature elements of the Coronado experience where friendships and memories are made.  This summer’s series promises to be as engaging, fun and awesome as any in our 43-year history.

We are forever grateful to Mayor Tanaka, the City Council and City Manager Blair King for their support and for the in-kind donation the city provides through the availability of Public Services personnel.  We need and request your support. Our fiscal house is solid but our expenses continue to climb. This concert series costs $42,000 to produce and all funds must be raised.  We do NOT receive any operating funds from the city of Coronado.  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 with PayPal, cash at any of our concerts and new this year- by credit card using the SQUARE during the concert!  Please show your appreciation for the value of this priceless experience and think about giving just $1 for each person in your party every concert!

We would like to thank the sponsors of this year’s concert series beginning with the Newman Charitable Foundation. Trustees Donald and Kathy Newman, new residents of Coronado were so impressed with our community tradition, their foundation provided a grant of $15,000!  This donation provides underwriting of our sound and stage system for the entire 2013 concert series and the sponsorship of the July 14th show featuring the exciting Iliana Rose Cuban Band. If you haven’t done so already, please welcome this fabulous couple to our community.

The Newmans are joined by a great group of community leaders comprising businesses, civic organizations, individuals and government. We are honored to have the significant support of the City of Coronado which provides a great location with access to all of the city services needed to keep our exquisite venue safe, clean and orderly. We couldn’t do it without them!   Gratitude also goes to sponsors – Falletta Construction, SoCal Business Partners LLC, The Brigantine & Miguel’s Cocina, Coronado First Bank, California American Water, Willis Allen Real Estate, Bill & Diane Subang, Nicky Rottens Restaurant, CMG Financial Inc., Coronado Woman’s Club, Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, Linda & Rick Hascup, Coronado Real Estate Association, Kennedy Publishing, Rotary Club of Coronado, Edye Denney & Dick Zoellner,  The Auen Foundation, Coronado Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors, Optimist Club of Coronado and  Coronado Schools Foundation, underwritten by Scott Grimes, Renee Wilson and Kari Lyons.

I want to thank the entire 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 Kathryn Keitzer, Secretary Renee Cavanaugh, Legal Counsel Carrie Downey, past President Bill Gise, Talent Chair-Marilyn Rees, Volunteer Chair-George Morgan, Website & Program Chair-Rick Shaughnessy, Steve Schroeder, Gloria Tierney 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! See you at the park.

Cathy Brown



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