June 4, 2004

DEL MAR TIMES

Simple safety tips make Twilight Concerts more fun

By Sherryl L. Parks

For over twenty years, Del Mar locals have enjoyed the Twilight Concerts featuring a variety of local bands and sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation. Concerts are held in Seagrove Park with Powerhouse stage as the venue. These concerts are absolutely free to the public and because they have become so popular over the years, the park fills quickly on the afternoon of each concert.

This year's season will be kicked off by "Left for Dead" on Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. If you are planning to attend this concert and perhaps enjoy a picnic prior to the music, you may want to do some planning ahead to make it more enjoyable for you and your party.

Remember that parking is at a minimum so if you are truly a local you might consider walking to the park. If you do need to park you might drop off your chairs and picnic items in the turn around just at the top of the park but please remember that police are patrolling the area to keep traffic flowing. This is truly a drop off spot and not meant for parking. If you arrive early enough you might find a spot in the King Parking lot which is right across the street from Seagrove Park.

You are also reminded that BBQs or any live fires are not allowed during concerts. Additionally, dogs, even on a leash, are discouraged due to the confined space and the heavy traffic. If you are bringing tables and chairs, please bring the low sand chairs so that those around you can see the stage. Umbrellas are discouraged. Blanket seating is the most popular way to enjoy these concerts. We try to keep the events as smoke free as possible.

Please bring a few dollars to purchase raffle tickets. The Del Mar Foundation sells raffle tickets for only a dollar to help defray the cost of each concert. Besides helping the community you can win some pretty cool prizes like Padre game tickets or $100 cash.

So the 2004 Twilight Concert series is ahead of us. You can find more information on our website at www.delmarfoundation.org or call (858) 635-1363