Since 1996, Lafayette Rotarians have been hosting an afternoon of live music in the Lafayette Reservoir featuring local bands including Acalanes High School, Stanley Middle School, Bentley School, Westlake Middle School, and the program has been expanded in the last few years to include young dancers and singers from the Town Hall Troupe and the Lamorinda Theatre Academy.
This year's entertainment includes:
The Big Band of Rossmoor
Acalanes High School Band
Stanley Middle School symphonic Orchestra
Bentley School Band
Westlake Middle School Band (Oakland)
Town Hall Theater Troupe
Lamorinda Theatre Academy
This annual concert raises money to support the local school music programs as well as other Rotary-sponsored programs such as Meals on Wheels, Trust in Education, and Rotary Scholarships. The concerts are presented on the beautiful outdoor stage in the Lafayette Reservoir that was entirely built and funded by the Lafayette Rotary Club and individual community donors, and has recently been deeded to EBMUD to be operated by them for use and enjoyment by the entire public.
This event was conceived by Lafayette Rotarian Dick Holt over 20 years ago to provide a venue to showcase and help fund our local school music programs through donations, corporate sponsorships, and the proceeds from a day-of-the-event raffle.
Along with the great live entertainment, there will be food and drinks for purchase. It is also the perfect spot for a picnic on the lawn and chairs and shade tents will be provided for those attending the concert. Though the stage is a short walk from the parking area, the Rotary Club will be providing golf cart transportation to and from the stage for those who may desire it. Public restrooms and a children’s play area are nearby, and parking is certainly available for $7 all day or at metered parking.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win great prizes including weekend getaways.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE 22ND ANNUAL CONCERT at the RES on Saturday, May 14th from 11:00am-3pm.