Del Mar Foundation Summer Twilight Concerts return June 19


It’s summer in Del Mar, which means it’s time to welcome back the Del Mar Foundation’s 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, Aug. 7.

The season concludes with The Mighty Untouchables on Tuesday, Aug. 21. All concerts begin with Zel’s Opening Act at 6 p.m., followed by the main show at 7 p.m.

The Foundation is grateful for the generosity of its sponsors, whose support makes staging these concerts possible. Taking the lead this year as the 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.

As a special bonus this year, the Plaza is offering four hours of free parking for the concerts with the purchase of a Gourmet Beach Box meal from Il Fornaio or Pacifica Del Mar – contact the restaurants directly for more details.

The Foundation is also grateful for the support of its other local sponsors: 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.

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