Twilight Concerts 2009: photos and reviews

June 16
7 PM
Eve Selis Band
Road House Rock

July 21
7 PM
America's Classic
Rock Experience

August 18
7 PM
A Tribute to Santana

September 13
5 PM
Ruby & the Red Hots
Earth-shaking, crowd-Stirring Music




Rock on, Rockola!
The Del Mar Foundation thanks Jake’s Restaurant Del Mar
for their concert sponsorship
July 21, by Jodi Kennedy


The sounds of good ole rock and roll just about drowned out the crash and boom of the waves on the beach in Del Mar Tuesday night. The crowd of concert-goers at Powerhouse Park was treated to some of their favorite oldies-but-goodies as they hipped and hopped to “Rockola’s” classic tunes.
The sunset rockfest was the second in the Del Mar Foundation’s series of summer concerts. These fun-filled evening are made possible by generous support from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Pam Slater and the County of San Diego, the Poseidon Restaurant and Jake’s Restaurant.

Here’s what Lizzie Anderson of Jake’s says about their involvement: “Jake’s Del Mar is privileged to sponsor the Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Concert Series in the park. It’s our way of giving back to the community in these turbulent days. We support the Del Mar Foundation for its many services to our community. We also thank our faithful local customers and all those who keep coming back to Jake’s for good food and service.”

This year, the concert series is going from good old American rock and roll to the spicy south-of-the-border sounds of “Savor”, a Carlos Santana tribute band. They’ll be making their appearance in the park on Tuesday, August 18th.
The summer season finale will be held on September 13th with the smooth and jazzy blues of “Ruby and the Red Hots”.

The Del Mar Foundation is proud to put on these twilight concerts along with hosting a variety of other community events, including “First Thursdays," children’s programs and holiday celebrations.


Powerhouse Park, Powerhouse Singing!
June 16,  by Jodi Kennedy


Tuesday night, tiny Eve Selis brought her big voice and her band and rocked the town, kicking off the first of the 2009 Del Mar summer twilight concerts.

As they do every year, music lovers of every age began to gather well before sundown along the cliff-top greenery of Powerhouse Park to lay out their picnic blankets, set out their chairs and settle in for a great evening of music, fun and friends!

The simmer twilight concert series is put on by the Del Mar Foundation and is underwritten by some amazing community supporters, including Jake’s Del Mar, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, the Poseidon Restaurant, and Pam Slater and the County of San Diego. These Del Mar V.I.P.s may not make the whole world sing, but they certainly do bring a lot of fun and harmony to our end of the world.

As Poseidon’s Nikki Rangeles puts it, “"We are happy to sponsor the Summer Concerts again this year. It is a great summertime event and showcases why Del Mar is such a wonderful place to live in or visit. You get to be outside and enjoy the great weather, great music and great people! My brother and I grew up going to the concerts and now we bring our little ones and have a wonderful time!"

This year, the crowd was as enthusiastic as ever. As Del Mar local Dave Hackbart says, “What a way to kick off the summer! I got to reconnect with all my friends after hibernating at work all year.”

There’s a lot more great music coming your way. Don’t miss the rest of the series. Here’s what’s lined up for 2009:

Tuesday, July 21st: Pass those chips and shake your hips to the good ole American rock and roll sounds of “Rockola”.
Tuesday, August 18th: Ay Carumba! “Savor” the sounds of Carlos Santana with this tribute band.
Sunday, September 13th: Slither down seaside for the smooth jazzy blues of “Ruby and the Red Hots”.

The Del Mar Foundation not only puts on these twilight concerts, but a host of other community activities, including “First Thursdays”, children’s programs, and holiday celebrations.