Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the 2018

Coronado Promenade Concert Season

Welcome and thank you for joining us as we celebrate a beloved 48 year tradition! Family and friends come together for fun, laughter and dancing! This year brings seven bands performing here for the first time, four returning from 2017 and five bands making encore performances from years past. The singing of the National Anthem by a guest volunteer is now in its third year and a crowd favorite. 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 as well.

We are grateful for the support of Mayor Richard Bailey, the City Council, City Manager Blair King, Police Chief Jon Froomin, Fire Chief Jim Lydon and Director of Public Services Cliff Maurer. Our program would not be possible without the city’s continued support and the in-kind donation it provides through the availability of the public services and safety personnel who keep Spreckels Park clean, safe and orderly. We couldn’t do it without them! A big shout out to Holland’s Bicycles and its staff who donate the bike locks raffled off every Sunday. 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 thank yous to the Newman Charitable Trust, Steve and Karen Pittendrigh, Todd Fruehauf, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Linda & Rich Hascup, Dr. Howard Dixon of Coronado Pediatric Dentistry, Willis Allen Real Estate, Bungalow 56, Nicolls Design Build, California American Water, Madhu Arora, Cal Private Bank, Coronado Real Estate Association, Rotary Club of Coronado, Dr. Electric, Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club and The Auen Foundation.

A very special thank you goes to the Red Bucket Brigade, members of the Coronado National Honor Society and other students volunteering their time to collect your donations during the concerts. Their goal every summer is to collect $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?

Coronado Promenade Concerts is a 501© (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 at any of our concerts with cash or credit/debit card!

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, President Emeritus Floyd Ross, Past President Bill Gise, Talent Co-Chairs-Marilyn Rees, & Ray Gosselin, Volunteer Chair-George Morgan, Program & Website Chair Karen Pittendrigh and Steve Schroeder.

A very special Thank You to Valerie & Steve Schutte of The Design Depot, Schutte Media and Derry Cowley Bowman for all your work on this program! Thanks also to John Volk of J&S Sound, Stage Manager Daniel Shaughnessy and to photographer Mitch Mitchell.

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