Summer of Love Lafayette 2017 Concert Series
Fridays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23
Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette 2017 “Rock the Plaza” concerts are a tribute to the 50th Anniversary Summer of Love 1967. Free!
We are riding on the coattails of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. We will transform Lafayette Plaza Park into a time machine and take you all back to 1967. This year, our summer series will include a “hippi market’ - “Shakedown Street”- along Plaza Way and an acoustic hootenanny around the campfire directly after the bands finish their set. The bands this year include cover bands featuring Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and many of the sounds from 1967. In our final segment on Friday, June 23rd we will feature Barry “The Fish” Melton and his band. Barry and his band were all there in the Haight back in ‘67. Our last concert on June 30 will again feature the Lamorinda Idol finalists. Peace, Love and Bobby Sherman! If you remember the 60’s you probably were not there.
Presented by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette, this year’s Rock the Plaza Summer concert series will feature music from that special time when free spirit, peace, love and compassion became the principles young people embraced and music was at the heart of the hippie movement.
Enjoy many of the sounds from 1967:
June 2: San Francisco Airship
June 9: Shakey Zimmerman
June 16: Dream Posse
June 23: Barry “The Fish” Melton and his Band
More info here: http://lafayettefestival.com/summer-of-love-lafayette