It's that time of year again! Coronado's very own Concerts In The Park just came out with the 2015 schedule and boy do they have some exciting talent this season! The Coronado Summer Concerts series features 17 concerts over five months at the the central gazebo bandstand at Spreckels Park.
Coronado Promenade Concerts produces and manages the Spreckels Park summer concert series that has been a staple of Coronado life for over four decades. CPC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
The concert series was established in 1970 by Coronado High choir teacher Gene Cech. Mary Carlin King soon joined Cech as the volunteer head of publicity. In 1974, King became coordinator and expanded the number of concerts from four to 12. The concert series continued to grow over the next 10 years.
In 1984, Floyd Ross joined King in helping plan the concerts. King and Ross married in 1990. As a member of the civic organization Coronado Beautiful, Mrs. King-Ross worked on fundraising and planning for the building of the bandstand in Spreckels Park, where the concerts are held. Her civic work earned her three city proclamations, a Rotary community service award, and the Chamber of Commerce’s Lewis Hardy Award.
The husband-and-wife duo independently produced and managed the concert series until 2000 when Mrs. King-Ross passed away. CPC was founded in 2010 by Ross to preserve and perpetuate the legacy that she left behind.
Coronado Promenade Concerts take place at the gazebo bandstand in the center of the park. It is a great place to gather with friends to picnic and listen to music in the warm summer evenings. As it does each year, the Coronado Community Concert Band kicks off the series with a performance on May 26, and a special performance on July 4th.
Six of the seventeen bands are from Coronado!
Centrally located in Coronado, Spreckels Park is a grassy area on 8 acres, which has a playground, picnic tables and restrooms.
2015 Coronado Concerts in the Park Schedule
Concerts begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted
May 24 Community Band
May 31 Open/BNE
June 7 Stepping Feet (Dave Matthews Tribute)
June 14 Charged Particles
June 21 Siren's Crush (Dance)
June 28 Nitro Express
July 4 Coronado Community Concert Band (4pm Start)
July 5 Crown Town
July 12 Pop Vinyl
July 19 ABBAFab
July 26 Kelley Rae Country
Aug 2 Louis Beltran Latin Jazz
Aug 9 USMC Band (4pm Start) Heroes (6pm Start)
Aug 16 The Company Men
Aug 23 High Street
Aug 30 Journey Tribute (5pm Start)
Sep 6 The Stilettos (5pm Start)
We hope to see you all there!
The Clements Group!