President’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2022
Coronado Promenade Concert Season

Welcome and thank you for joining us as we celebrate our beloved tradition where family and friends come together for fun, laughter, and dancing! 2019 was our last full season before the pandemic stopped the music in 2020 and we had an abbreviated season in 2021. The best of the best is here for our Fan Favorite 50th Celebration!

We are delighted to present a very special video documentary about the history of the concerts and what the series has meant to us through the years. We are honored to have collaborated with Coronado native and resident Jane Mitchell, who is bringing her television producing expertise to our concert story. We are grateful that 50 years of the concerts are captured with care and love of our community… about 20 minutes! You can view the video on our website:

The video can also be viewed at the library along with a tour of our wonderful exhibit on display throughout the summer. I hope you enjoy and share it with concert friends far and near.

Below are all the people involved in the concert series and the video. We are grateful for the support from:

  • Mayor Richard Bailey,
  • City Councilmen Mike Donovan,
  • Marvin Heinze,
  • Bill Sandke
  • and Casey Tanaka,
  • City Manager Tina Friend,
  • Police Chief Chuck Kaye,
  • Fire Chief Mike Blood,
  • Public Services & Engineering Director Leon Firsht,
  • City Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis,
  • the Coronado Library and the Cultural Arts Commission.

We rely on the continued 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! A big shout out to Holland’s Bicycles and its staff who donate the bike locks raffled off every Sunday.

As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, please know Coronado Promenade Concerts DOES NOT receive any operating funds from the City of Coronado. When you see those red buckets coming near you, please show your appreciation for the value of this priceless experience and think about giving just $1 or more for each person in your party. A very special thank you to the Red Bucket Brigade made up of members of the Coronado National Honor Society and the Junior Optimist and Octagon Clubs.

The following individuals, community civic groups and local businesses are responsible for raising funds by sponsoring this year’s concerts!

Please join us in extending a sincere and heartfelt thank you to: Donna Salof, The Auen Foundation, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, City of Coronado, California American Water, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Discover Coronado, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Steve Pittendrigh & Karen Greenberg, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Debbie & Pat Starke, Linda & Rich Hascup, Todd Tanghe of Dr. Electric, Coronado Bliss Salon, Diane Jolley & Bill Subang, Coronado Real Estate Association, CalPrivate Bank, Rotary Club of Coronado, Mark O’Brien, Kory Kavanewsky of CMG Mortgage, The Brigantine Family of Restaurants, Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club and finally, Coronado Shores Company. We also want to thank those involved in the making of the 50th Anniversary Video:

  • Jane Mitchell of One on One Productions
  • Photographer/Editor Dan Roper
  • Photographers: Mitch Mitchell, Morgan Mitchell, Tom Catlin, Don Swadley
  • Production Assistant: Kim Wenger
  • Special Thanks for additional Photos and Videos to: Floyd Ross, Nancy, Gary and Geoff Cech, Paulette Fennello, Coronado Historical Association,
  • Coronado Concert Band, Coronado Big Band, Coronado Public Library, Dean Atkinson, Z Cinematics

A very special Thank You to my volunteer Board of Directors, Valerie & Steve Schutte of The Design Depot, Derry Bowman, Cheri Aegerter, Suzanne Piper, John Volk and Mitch Mitchell for all your work and dedication.

Lastly, a huge THANK YOU to all our concert program advertisers, many who are your neighbors here in Coronado. Please make a special effort to support our local businesses!

Sit back, laugh and enjoy the show. It is time to dance!

Cathy Brown