Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the 2017

Coronado Promenade Concert Season

Welcome to the Sunday Concerts in the Park, a beloved 47-year tradition where family and friends come together for fun, laughter and dancing! We are proud to announce 10 fabulous new bands to heighten your musical experience. After incredible success last year, we will continue the new tradition of a guest volunteer singing the National Anthem. Finally, for safety and to ease traffic congestion, the designated drop-off zones on the corners of 6th and 7th Streets at C Avenue and Orange Avenue will continue. We are grateful for support from Mayor Bailey, the City Council, City Manager Blair King, 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 needed to keep Spreckels Park clean, safe and orderly. We couldn’t do it without them!

The following individuals, community civic groups and local businesses are responsible for raising a majority of the funds by sponsoring a concert! Please join us in extending sincere heartfelt thanks to the Newman Charitable Trust, Steve Pittendrigh and Karen Greenberg, SoCal Premier Properties, Charles Hayes & Associates, Bungalow 56, Nicolls Design Build, San Diego Private Bank, Linda & Rich Hascup, Madhu Arora, California American Water, Willis Allen Real Estate, Coronado Real Estate Association, Lobster West, Rotary Club of Coronado, Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, Coronado Pediatric Dentistry, Coronado Schools Foundation and the Auen Foundation.

A very special thank you goes to the Red Bucket Brigade, who are 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 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 or with cash at any of our concerts and 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 Rebecca Denton, 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. A very special Thank You to Valerie Schutte of The Design Depot for all her work on this program!

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! Sit back, laugh and enjoy the show. Now let’s Dance!

Cathy Brown