Spring is the season of new beginnings, and the perfect time to share some exciting news about special events and happenings coming soon to Concord.
On Friday, May 27th, the Concord Historical Society will officially dedicate the stage inside its historic event center to the late, great jazz legend and Concord native, Dave Brubeck. The gala event will celebrate Dave’s life and musical career, along with a special live performance by his sons, Dan and Chris.
During his career, Dave performed on stage at the former Masonic Hall that is to be dedicated in his honor, as well as at the famed Concord Jazz Festival. The site of the festival’s first location, Concord Boulevard Neighborhood Park, was later renamed Dave Brubeck Park. Dave also used his stature in the music world to oppose the social injustices at that time. Considering his many African American friends, fellow performers and band members, Dave refused to play venues and locations that supported segregation.
The dedication ceremony will be the first major musical event held at the venue since its recent restoration, and the organization’s primary fundraiser for the year. Attendance is limited and expected to sell out, so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this uniquely Concord, one night only, event. Tickets sell for $100-$150 and are available for purchase at concordhistorical.org, in addition to a variety of sponsorship levels for businesses and individuals interested in supporting the event.