Entourage the Band of the Bay Area was the headliner for the kickoff of the concert series as well as the Final show that was held on Friday August 17th. This band's R&B, soul and dance hits combined with their infectious, groovy enthusiasm, make them the Northern California favorite. Entourage lit up the stage and packed the dance floor from 730pm-930pm. Lawn chairs were set up the night before and covered the grass amphitheater. What started out with maybe 1000 concert goers; doubled, maybe even tripled at the last concert of the series.
Students and pro musicians team up to perform songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and others. Concert benefits The Sue’s Story Project, launched to raise awareness and research funding to find a cure for Lewy Body Dementia.
The Edward Boss Prado Foundation hosted its annual gala fundraiser, ranch-style, on July 28th at the historic Coyote Ranch. No surprise this event was a crowd pleaser. BAY FM’s Jona Denz-Hamilton emceed. Ted Zanella auctioned great items donated by Mark Turner, Frank Leal and others. Lorraine Bates led the line dancing to music by the Patty Kistner Band. Event proceeds fund a dozen programs empowering people in need with resources, dignity and respect. Hats off to Cecelia Ponzini, who with her dedicated board members, continues to serve others in honor of her son’s memory.