Bob Gans, President DMF
It’s summer in Del Mar, which means it’s time to welcome back the Summer Twilight Concerts to Powerhouse Park. Once again, DMF Board member T. Pat Stubbs is in charge of all the fun: “The Foundation has been hosting these concerts for approximately 35 years. They provide a great opportunity for friends and family to gather together, share a picnic, and enjoy great music and a beautiful sunset over the Pacific.” There will be four concerts this year, beginning on Tuesday, June 19, with local favorite Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band. Next up will be The Petty Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty, on Tuesday, July 10, followed by The Steely Damned 2 on Tuesday, August 7. The season concludes with The Mighty Untouchables on Tuesday, August 21. All concerts begin with Zel’s Opening Act at 6:00 p.m., followed by the main show at 7.
Staging these concerts would be impossible without the generosity of our sponsors. Taking the lead this year as our new title sponsor is local real estate developer Zephyr. “We’re so glad to take a formal role in supporting the concerts,” noted Zephyr Senior Vice President and long-time Del Mar resident Jim McMenamin. “These community events are just one of the many things that make our community so special.” Also returning as a major sponsor this year is the Del Mar Plaza, owned and operated by locals Marc and Patty Brutten. “We could not be more excited about partnering with the Foundation for another year, as we continue to restore the Plaza as a great community gathering place,” according to Patty, who noted that concert attendees should be on the lookout for promotions from the Plaza this season that will enhance their concert experience. We are grateful to all of our other local sponsors, as well: the Bockoff Family Foundation; D’Arcy Capital; Del Mar Thoroughbred Club; Jake’s Del Mar; LAZ Parking; Marrokal Construction; Poseidon on the Beach; Willis Allen Real Estate; and Zel’s Del Mar.
For more information, go to our website (delmarfoundation.org), like us on Facebook (@delmarfoundation), or follow us on Twitter (@delmarfound). Hope to see everyone at the Powerhouse on June 19.