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 2009 Concerts in the Park – Downtown Pleasanton


The 2009 Concerts in the Park series runs June through early September on Fridays  at 7 p.m.  It lasts 1.5 hours and is held in Lions Wayside Park , corner of First and Neal Streets in Pleasanton .  The free concerts are presented by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and sponsored by local businesses.


June 5 – The CoolTones – The CoolTones is made up of Tri-Valley and other East Bay musicians who will entertain you with big band and swing classics as well as more contemporary tunes. This band will get you up, off your feet and dancing! This concert is sponsored by The Petal Pusher and Resurrection.


June 12 – The Corvairs – This group of fifty-somethings still have more than just a few 50's and 60's tunes up their air-cooled sleeves. From doo-wop oldies to psychedelic funk, The Corvairs will rev up the evening with a massive dose of good old high-octane rock and roll. This concert is sponsored by Big O Tires.


June 19 – The Hurricanes - The Hurricane band is from the Tri-Valley and has been playing music in the East Bay for the past 16 years. The force of Hurricane is driven by a five-piece band that combines both male and female vocals. The result is a collage of sound reflecting the best in blues, classic and contemporary rock. This concert is sponsored by La Lu European Mobile Spa and Jeweler’s Gallery.


June 26 – The Crisis - The music ranges from acoustic and classic rock to honkey tonk, and Southern rock to blues and Motown. Their versatility and energy appeals to fans of all ages. This concert is sponsored by the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

 July 3 – Burton & Company - "Burton & Company" returns with their unique style of jazzy rhythm and blues. Come out and enjoy the rhythm, fever and flow. This concert is sponsored by East Bay BMW IN PLEASANTON and East Bay MINI IN PLEASANTON.

 July 10 – Rock Explosion - Coming to the Concerts in the Park for their very first time, the groups plays rock hits from bands you know and love, AC/DC, Van Halen, Journey, Led Zepplin, Foreigner, Aerosmith, Montrose, Lynrd Skynrd, Boston and more. This concert is sponsored by Thriving Ink and Zzippes.
July 17 – Komodojazz - Jazz band members Jesse Mesia, Micki Singer, Mike Parykaza, Brian Cork love jazz and you will too as you enjoy this group. This concert is sponsored by East Bay BMW IN PLEASANTON and East Bay MINI IN PLEASANTON.


July 24 – La Ventana - La Ventana’s sound is a cross between Salsa, Rock, Gypsy Rock & Soul, mixed together in a unique way. The energy from their music and performance on stage has labeled them the band to see live. This concert is sponsored by East Bay BMW IN PLEASANTON and East Bay MINI IN PLEASANTON.


July 31 – Houserockers - The Houserockers bring rock and soul classics from the 60's to the 90's to life. Featuring a red-hot rhythm section and powerhouse five-piece horn section, every performance is a party with the audience singing and dancing. This concert is sponsored by and Murphy’s Paw.


August 7 - The Cocktail Monkeys - The Cocktail Monkeys bring you more than exciting music and perfect vocal harmony; they bring fun, camaraderie and professionalism to each show. You’ll enjoy a fantasy evening covering your favorite songs. This concert is sponsored by the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation.

August 14 – Finding Stella – It’s the classic rock and pop spirit of the 70’s and 80’s and throws in a newer, warmer rock quality that draws huge crowds from along the West coast and beyond. This concert is sponsored by Stork’s Nest and Thriving Ink.


August 21 – Magic Moments - Brush off your dancing shoes and get ready to re-live musical moments. The band is dedicated to the legends, sounds and memories of the live performance of Rock and Roll. The energy of the "Fifties" is displayed with a passion. This concert is sponsored by UNCLE Credit Union and Accusplit.


August 28 - D-Lucca. - Come enjoy a beautiful summer evening listening to melodic jazz featuring the original compositions of D-Lucca. With two-time, Grammy-nominated bassist up front, this is a group of seasoned pros. This concert is sponsored by Savvy Seconds and Rising Loafer.


September 4 – Public Eye - There's no better way to close our concert series than with this fabulous and fun, top 40's and dance band. You'll want to be sure to bring your dancing shoes for this show. This concert is sponsored by Residential Pacific Mortgage.
About the Pleasanton Downtown Association
The mission of the Pleasanton Downtown Association is to promote the economic vitality and hometown character of downtown Pleasanton . The PDA is a strong downtown community of dedicated individuals and business owners who, by cooperative efforts, community events and activities, work to make the downtown a richly rewarding place to visit and shop. For more information, visit or contact the Pleasanton Downtown Association at (925) 484-2199



Where to stay: When visiting Pleasanton, you'll find around 16 hotels. One of the least expensive is the Best Western, normally well under $100 per night. A host of mid-range hotels in Pleasanton include popular amenities such as affordability and extended stay suites. But we always prefer the chain hotels: Hyatt, Hilton Pleasanton at the Club and  Four Points by Sheraton.



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