Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the 2016

Coronado Promenade Concert Season

Welcome to the Sunday Concerts in the Park, a beloved 46-year tradition where family and friends come together for fun, laughter and dancing! We have some wonderful additions this year such as the singing of the National Anthem before each concert. We have eight new bands to heighten your experience. For safety and to ease traffic congestion, there are now three designated drop-off zones, located on the corners of 6th and 7th Streets at C Avenue and on 7th Street at Orange.

For a great way to get to the concerts, try the Free Summer Shuttle. It runs every 15 minutes along Orange Avenue from the Ferry Landing to the Shores (see ad inside). Finally, we will end this season on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 with a special concert.

We are forever grateful to Mayor Tanaka, the City Council, City Manager Blair King and Police Chief Jon Froomin, Fire Chief Mike Blood and Director of Public Services Cliff Maurer for their continued support and the in-kind donation the city provides through the availability of Public Services & Safety personnel who keep Spreckels Park clean, safe and orderly. We couldn’t do it without them!

The following individuals, groups and businesses are responsible for raising a majority of the funds by sponsoring a concert! Please join us in extending sincere thanks to SoCal Premier Properties, Charles Hayes & Associates, the Newman Charitable Trust, Bungalow 56, Nicolls Design Build, Coronado Private Bank, Linda & Rich Hascup, Diane Jolley and Bill Subang, Coronado Comfort Keepers, California American Water, Willis Allen Real Estate, Coronado Real Estate Association, Edye Denney and Dick Zoellner, Rotary Club of Coronado, Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, The Kennedy Book, Coronado Schools Foundation, Park Life Real Estate, The Auen Foundation, Steve and Karen Pittendrigh and Harvey and Ann Mabry.

Thanks also go to the Red Bucket Brigade, members of the Coronado National Honor Society, 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. 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 are deductible to the full extent of the law. You can donate by check, online at or with cash or credit/debit card during any concert.

Finally, a very special THANK YOU to our all-volunteer Board of Directors for their commitment and dedication. Thank you to Vice President Maggie Hannegan, Treasurer Cheri Lillegraven, Secretary Gloria Tierney, Legal Counsel Carrie Downey, past President Bill Gise, Talent Co-Chairs Marilyn Rees & Ray Gosselin, Volunteer Chair George Morgan, Program & Website Chair Rick Shaughnessy, Steve Schroeder, Yvonne Barnum and President Emeritus Floyd Ross. Special thanks to Valerie Schutte of The Design Depot for all her work on this program, to J&S Sound for our exceptional sound quality and to Stage Manager Daniel Shaughnessy for helping our shows run smoothly and on time.

Lastly, a huge thank you to all our concert program advertisers, many of whom are your neighbors here in Coronado. Please make a special effort to support our local businesses! We couldn’t have done this without you. Sit back, laugh and enjoy the show. Now let’s Dance!

Cathy Brown