Concerts at the Cove: 2012 Line-up Announced


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Concerts at the Cove Announced
Three Summer Dates at Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda
The popular Concerts at the Cove music series returns this summer to Alameda, on three Friday evenings: June 8, July 13, and August 10. The free outdoor programs will take place on the lawn adjacent to the Crab Cove Visitor Center, located at 1252McKay Avenue in Alameda. Each evening features free family-friendly musical entertainment, in a festive outdoor setting with beautiful views of San Francisco Bay.
On Friday, June 8, enjoy the vintage surf rock sounds of the California Beach Boys, featuring the classic harmonies made famous by the Beach Boys. Dance along to beach-inspired favorites like “Surfin’ USA”, “Wipe Out”, and “Good Vibrations”! They’ll be followed on July 13 by the Lyin’ I’s, an Eagles tribute band. August 10 will feature a battle of the bands from three bands selected over the summer. Details for bands interested in competing will be available online.
Pre-concert entertainment begins at 4:30, with a variety program by Alameda’s Got Talent, and a nature program at the visitor center. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Please, no alcoholic beverages. The concert runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The event is free to the public, but the usual $5 parking fee will be charged. Additional parking is available at the entrance to Crown Memorial State Beach, at the intersection of Eighth Street and Otis Drive.
Presenters and sponsors for the series: Rotary Club of Alameda, East Bay Regional Park District, the Regional Parks Foundation, and Catellus.
For questions about the entertainment contact Festival Productions at (510) 865-3636 or visit after Memorial Day for more information.
For park hours, directions or Visitor Center information: (510) 544-3187 or

Isa Polt-Jones
(510) 544-2207