Concerts at the Cove Presents: Coronado Big Band

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Date: Jul 11 , 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

The City of Solana Beach and the Belly Up Tavern are proud to announce the return of the summer “Concerts at the Cove” series.  Concerts at the Cove will bring local musicians to the Fletcher Cove Park stage in performances designed for audiences of all ages. 

The concert series emphasizes family recreation and cultural experiences in a relaxed outdoor setting by the beach, and provides an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a variety of musical styles at sunset.  Concerts will be held every Thursday night throughout the summer from June 13th to August 8th, from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM.

The public is encouraged to bring low-back beach chairs, ground cover and picnics. No alcohol, tobacco, pets or personal BBQ’s allowed during concerts. If you are planning to bring dinner, please remember to shop locally!

For more information on this event, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (858) 720-2453.

This Week's Performance: Coronado Big Band

The Coronado Big Band ( ) is a standard 17 piece band which plays familiar music from the swing era as well as modern jazz arrangements. The CBB was formed in 1997 as a local big band originally intended to give Coronado high school students a jazz band to play in that was unavailable at the school level. Over the years those students moved on and established local musicians started filling in the gaps. The chart list was growing, musicians rotated in and out of open chairs and several years later, the band was enjoying a solid group of great players.

The following years saw some personnel and director changes and is now flourishing as San Diego's best swing big band. Although the band rarely played outside of Coronado for many years the band has been regularly playing their music all around San Diego county. We've had performances at Dizzy's jazz club downtown San Diego, Balboa Park for their twilight concert series, Bernardo Winery for their summer Big Band Nights, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Yacht Club, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Grossmont Center, and UCSD.