When state legislators eliminated redevelopment agencies throughout California, the city of Concord
But it's not over quite yet.
"We're sending out an SOS, 'Save Our Series,'" the City and Todos Santos Business Association announced via a news release.
A benefit gala will be hosted at restaurants and Brenden Theaters in downtown Concord, Sunday, April 15 to raise funds in the effort to continue the summer concerts.
The highlight of the night will be a battle between the Channel 5 Eyewitness News Blues Band and Channel 7's Dan Ashley's band, PUSH.
Tickets to the event include a pre-event reception at Agave Grill, hors d’oeuvres at The Old Spaghetti Factory and at Tower Grille, followed by a red-carpet entry to the battle of the bands event at Brenden Theaters.
Date: Sunday, April 15 Time: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Agave Grill: 1935 Galindo Street and Brenden Theatres: 1985 Willow Pass Road, Downtown Concord
Information: (925) 671-3464 or www.concordfirst.org
All proceeds will go towards the summer Thursday night series, according to the city.
The City asks that those who can't attend the event make a donation - "large or small" - by mailing a check made to the TSBA to:
City of Concord Music Donation
1950 Parkside Drive, MS 1B
Concord, CA 94519
Will you attend the event or make a donation? What do you think about the city losing funding for the popular summer series? Tell us in the comments.