Rock the Plaza Concert Series

 

Rock the Plaza Summer Concert Series

Our FREE downtown concerts will continue Friday evenings in June 2024 in Lafayette Plaza!

3530 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Moraga Road)

Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket. View the Lafayette Chamber’s Dining Guide for takeout suggestions!

Bands perform 6pm-8pm.

Activities for kids June 7 and 21 by i9 Sports, and June 7, 14, 21 by All Ages Recreation Downtown. Also learn about the early bird discount for October’s Lafayette Res Run for Education, the Summer Bike Challenge by 511 Contra Costa (June 28), events at the Town Hall Theatre, and news and programs from the City of the Lafayette. Free popcorn by The Park Theater Trust June 14 & 21! Photography by BlueGoo Photography June 14 & 21.

The Rock the Plaza Concert Series is our pre-show for the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. Save the dates for our 2024 festival: Sept. 21 & 22. Learn more here.

Thank you to our 2024 Rock the Plaza Sponsors!

Mechanics Bank

Mechanics Bank
Premier Member & Event Sponsor

Cobain Orthodontics

Cobain Orthodontics
Premier Member & Event Sponsor

Republic Services

Republic Services
Event & Recycling/Zero Waste Sponsor

Bentley School - Upper Division
Oakwood Athletic Club

Oakwood Athletic Club
Premier Member

ParkSmart, Inc.

ParkSmart, Inc.
Premier Member

Douglah Designs & LUXE Homes

Douglah Designs
Premier Member

Diablo Foods

Diablo Foods
Premier Member

Lily Dong Photography

New You Dance Center
Entertainment Partner

City of Lafayette

City of Lafayette
Event Sponsor

Minuteman Press Lafayette

Minuteman Press Lafayette
Event Poster Sponsor

Sequoia Signs

Sequoia Signs & Graphics
Event Signage Sponsor

Thank you to our media sponsors and partners:

BARTABLE this Week!
Grapevine Coupon Book
Your Town Monthly
Read the article about East Bay Concerts at 510 Families
Walnut Creek Magazine

2024 Rock the Plaza Concert Series

 

Rock the Plaza Concert Series

Rock the Plaza Summer Concert Series

Our FREE downtown concerts will continue Friday evenings in June 2024 in Lafayette Plaza!

3530 Plaza Way, Lafayette, CA (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Moraga Road)

  • Friday 6/7/24:  Other People’s Money
  • Friday 6/14/24:  Midnight Flyer
  • Friday 6/21/24:  Bay Bridge Beat
  • Friday 6/28/24:  Lamorinda Idol Finalists

 

Other People's Money at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2023 Photo Credit: BlueGoo (c) Craig Isaacs

Other People’s Money at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2023 Photo Credit: BlueGoo (c) Craig Isaacs

 

Other People's Money

Other People’s Money

Other People’s Money

Friday, June 7, 2024 6pm-8pm in Lafayette Plaza

Other People’s Money (OPM) (Tribute to Classic Rewindz) is one of the best straight on rock bands in the Bay Area. Way beyond an ordinary “Cover band”, they specialize in delivering a “Real Rock Concert” level performance. OPM plays festivals, night clubs, weddings and exclusive private parties all over the Western US and Hawaii. These versatile musicians put on a high energy show with all your favorites from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, U2 and everything in between. Not to be missed.

Midnight Flyer

Midnight Flyer

Midnight Flyer

Friday, June 14, 6pm-8pm in Lafayette Plaza

A Tribute To The Eagles! Featuring Great Harmonies, Musicianship and All Your Favorite Eagles Songs!!! Visit Midnight Flyer on Facebook!

Matt Owens Lead Vocals and Guitar
Keith Roberson Lead Vocals, Guitar and Banjo 
Marcus Cole Vocals,Lead Guitar and Piano 
Adam Schuman Vocals and Lead Guitar 
John Schuman Vocals and Drums
AJ Leighton Bass Guitar 
Kevin Kroner Keyboards 

Bay Bridge Beat at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2023

Bay Bridge Beat at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2023

Bay Bridge BeatBay Bridge Beat

Friday, June 21, 6pm-8pm in Lafayette Plaza

Bay Bridge Beat on Facebook

Bay Bridge Beat lays down soul, funk, classic rock, and R&B with nods to Bay Area greats.

 

 

Lamorinda Idol Finalists

Friday, June 28, 2024, 6pm-8pm, Lafayette Plaza

Lamorinda Idol

 

Lamorinda Idol, a program of the Lamorinda Arts Council, is an annual singing competition open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who attend school or reside in Contra Costa County. Singers may enter as soloists or in groups.  Performing at the Lafayette Plaza on June 28, 2024 will be some of the finalists selected from approximately 150 who will audition.  The program of summer concerts and workshops culminates in the Finals at the Orinda Theatre, where singers receive immediate feedback from a panel of distinguished judges, and where the winners in each category receive cash prizes. Learn more here. 

 

 

Don’t forget to visit our social channels!

For information on participating as a vendor or being a partner or sponsor, please call the Lafayette Chamber at (925) 284-7404 or send her an email to info@lafayettechamber.org.

 

Photo Archive

June 16, 2023 Rock the Plaza with Hot Dog Chicken VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff
June 2, 2023 Rock the Plaza with Sausalito  VIEW PHOTOS from Lily Dong Photography; VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff, VIEW PHOTOS from Jeff Heyman
 

June 17, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Keep on Truckin’ Band – Photos by Ken Mendoza Photography @kenmendoza duendephoto.com and Brady Thomas Photography bradythomasphotography.com

June 17, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Keep on Truckin’ Band – Photos by the Lafayette Chamber Staff

June 10, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Juke Joint – Photography by Lily Dong

June 10, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Juke Joint – Photos by the Lafayette Chamber Staff

June 3, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with the 925 Band and the Wise Girls – Photos by the Lafayette Chamber Staff

June 21, 2019 – Woodstock Lafayette Rock the Plaza Concert Series with Purple Haze

June 14, 2019 – Woodstock Lafayette Rock the Plaza Concert Series with ZEBOP!

June 7, 2019 Woodstock Lafayette Rock the Plaza Concert Series with Fog City Swampers

June 22, 2018 – Rock the Plaza with Trouble With Monkeys

June 2, 2017 – Summer of Love Lafayette with San Francisco Airship

June 17, 2016 – Rock the Plaza with The Big Jangle

Our 2023 Rock the Plaza Concert Series

Rock the Plaza FREE Concert Series

Thank you Photographers!

 
June 2, 2023 Rock the Plaza with Sausalito
VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff
 
June 9, 2023 Rock the Plaza with The 925 Band
VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff
 
June 16, 2023 Rock the Plaza with Hot Dog Chicken
VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff
 
Participating Local Artists
 
Non-Profits
 
Thank you Volunteers!
Reid Edwards and Boys Team Charity
 
Special Thanks to
Emcee AJ Rogers, New You Dance Center for keeping us Rockin’!
Jackson’s Wines & Spirits for generously providing ice for our events.
Diablo View Rotary Club for the cleanup help and CRV collection
City of Lafayette Police Department
 
And Plaza Neighbors
 
 

2023 Rock the Plaza Concert Series

 

Sausalito

SAUSALITO
70S & 80s SOFT ROCK / R&B / SOUL

Friday, June 2, 2023, 6pm-8pm, Lafayette Plaza Park (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA)

VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff
 

Whether you cruised down Ventura Highway in a wood-paneled station wagon, blasting jams, or you just discovered Yacht Rock for the very first time; Sausalito faithfully re-creates the epic soft-rock and soul hits of the 70s, in all their glory.

The Oakland band, comprised of seven seasoned musicians, has a passion for the West Coast sound, rooted in jazz and R&B. Sausalito will have you singing along to Steely Dan, dancing to The Doobie Brothers, and swaying with your best mate to Fleetwood Mac…

Website: https://www.sausalitotheband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sausalitotheband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sausalitotheband

Photographer: Lily Dong Photography

Don’t miss vendor row!
Local Artists:
West Coast Vibez ~ Resin Designs
Rad Plaid Publishing
Old Road Brand

Non-Profits:
Mindful Littles
OLLI @Berkeley
Town Hall Theatre
The Park Theater Trust
Lafayette Res Run for Education

Interested in being a vendor or sponsoring our Rock the Plaza Concert Series? Email info@lafayettechamber.org.

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The 925 Band at Lafayette's Rock the Plaza

Photo from The 925 Bank in Lafayette Plaza Park, June 2022! Click for more 2022 photos!

The 925 Band

Friday, June 9, 2023, 6pm-8pm, Lafayette Plaza Park (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA)

 

The 925 Band is the East Bay’s hottest Dance & Party Band. The group has something for a variety of generations, playing musical genres to capture everyone’s interest. 925’s repertoire includes songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s to current hits and everything in between. They offer a stunning audio and visual experience mixed with a whole lot of fun and entertainment. Facebook

Photographer: BlueGoo Photography

Don’t miss vendor row!

Non-Profits:
Mobility Matters
The Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery
Trinity Center
Town Hall Theatre
Lafayette Res Run for Education

Interested in being a vendor or sponsoring our Rock the Plaza Concert Series? Email info@lafayettechamber.org.

Hot Dog Chicken Band at Lafayette's Rock the Plaza Concert Series

Hot Dog Chicken

Friday, June 16, 2023, 6pm-8pm, Lafayette Plaza Park (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA)

VIEW PHOTOS FROM CHAMBER STAFF

Hot Dog Chicken is a Bay Area band of life long musicians with a wide range of musical tastes. They play everything from oldies, classic rock, 90’s, country to contemporary pop covers as well as our original songs. Learn more at http://www.hotdogchicken.com or visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotdogchicken.

Don’t miss vendor row!
Local Artists:
West Coast Vibez ~ Resin Designs

Non-Profits:
Town Hall Theatre
The Park Theater Trust
Lamorinda Spirit Van
Lafayette Res Run for Education

Interested in being a vendor or sponsoring our Rock the Plaza Concert Series? Email info@lafayettechamber.org.

Friday, June 23, 2023, 6pm-8pm, Lafayette Plaza Park (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA)

Lamorinda Idol

Lamorinda Idol Finalists

Now in its 18th year, Lamorinda Idol, a program of the Lamorinda Arts Council, is an annual singing competition open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who attend school or reside in Contra Costa County. Singers may enter as soloists or in groups.  Performing at the Lafayette Plaza on June 23, 2023 will be some of the finalists selected from approximately 150 who will audition.  The program of summer concerts and workshops culminates in the Finals at the Orinda Theatre, where singers receive immediate feedback from a panel of distinguished judges, and where the winners in each category receive cash prizes. Learn more here. 

 

 

Don’t forget to visit our social channels!

For information on participating as a vendor or being a partner or sponsor, please call the Lafayette Chamber at (925) 284-7404 or send her an email to info@lafayettechamber.org.

 

Photo Archive

June 16, 2023 Rock the Plaza with Hot Dog Chicken VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff
June 2, 2023 Rock the Plaza with Sausalito  VIEW PHOTOS from Lily Dong Photography; VIEW PHOTOS from Chamber Staff, VIEW PHOTOS from Jeff Heyman
 

June 17, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Keep on Truckin’ Band – Photos by Ken Mendoza Photography @kenmendoza duendephoto.com and Brady Thomas Photography bradythomasphotography.com

June 17, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Keep on Truckin’ Band – Photos by the Lafayette Chamber Staff

June 10, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Juke Joint – Photography by Lily Dong

June 10, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with Juke Joint – Photos by the Lafayette Chamber Staff

June 3, 2022 – Rock the Plaza with the 925 Band and the Wise Girls – Photos by the Lafayette Chamber Staff

June 21, 2019 – Woodstock Lafayette Rock the Plaza Concert Series with Purple Haze

June 14, 2019 – Woodstock Lafayette Rock the Plaza Concert Series with ZEBOP!

June 7, 2019 Woodstock Lafayette Rock the Plaza Concert Series with Fog City Swampers

June 22, 2018 – Rock the Plaza with Trouble With Monkeys

June 2, 2017 – Summer of Love Lafayette with San Francisco Airship

June 17, 2016 – Rock the Plaza with The Big Jangle

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Thank you for joining us at Lafayette’s Plaza Park in 2022!

Our FREE downtown concerts will continue Friday evenings in June of 2023. Stay tuned!

View photos from our 2022 concerts below.

The Rock the Plaza Concert Series is our pre-show for the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival . Save the dates for our 2023 festival: Sept. 23 & 24. Learn more here.

June 3, 2022 - Rock the Plaza with the 925 Band and the Wise Girls

 

Friday, June 3, 2022925 Band

925 Band

The 925 Band is the East Bay’s hottest Dance & Party Band. The group has something for a variety of generations, playing musical genres to capture everyone’s interest. 925’s repertoire includes songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s to current hits and everything in between. They offer a stunning audio and visual experience mixed with a whole lot of fun and entertainment. Facebook

Local Artists:

  1. Jeff Kent, Enumero Cribbage Boards
  2. Dina Asna, Dinart
  3. Hey There Henna

Non-Profits:

  1. Rotary Club of Lafayette  
  2. The Park Theater Trust
  3. Mindful Littles
  4. Sydney Paige Foundation
  5. Mt. Diablo Business Women

 

 

June 10, 2022 - Rock the Plaza with Juke Joint - Photography by Lily Dong

Friday, June 10, 2022

Juke JointJuke Joint

Juke Joint is an experienced 6-piece horn band playing Classic Soul, R&B and Blues music. Juke Joint has been entertaining Bay Area audiences to rave reviews since 2001!   Facebook

Photographer: Lily Dong Photography

Non-Profits:

  1. Rotary Club of Lafayette  
  2. The Park Theater Trust
  3. Mindful Littles
  4. CASA of Contra Costa County

Local Artists:

  1. Zaleh Boubehrezh, Jaleh Bakery
  2. Cindy Whitchurch, Whitchurch Glass Designs 
  3. Jaweed Metz, Metz Gallery

VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE >>

June 17, 2022 - Rock the Plaza with Keep on Truckin' Band - Photos by Ken Mendoza Photography @kenmendoza duendephoto.com and Brady Thomas Photography bradythomasphotography.com

Friday, June 17, 2022

Keep on Truckin’

A tribute to the Woodstock Generation Keep On Truckin’ performs Rock, Blues, Funk and R&B, faithfully recreating the musical experience of one of the greatest events in music history.
Together for more than ten years in Sacramento, Keep On Truckin’s five seasoned musicians hail from New York to California and several stops in between. KOT band members have opened for national acts and have performed on stage internationally. Past projects include live TV appearances, movie soundtracks, and recording sessions plus performing to sold-out crowds at festivals, arenas and auditoriums.
Come with us and take a step back in time to enjoy the music that influenced a generation. Facebook

Photographer:  Brady Thomas Photography

Non-Profits:

  1. Rotary Club of Lafayette  
  2. The Park Theater Trust
  3. Mobility Matters
  4. Sydney Paige Foundation

Local Artists:

  1. Jen Selfridge, Lola’s Sweet Treats
  2. Hey There Henna
  3. Old Road Brand

VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE >>

Friday, June 24, 2022

Lamorinda Idol

Lamorinda Idol

Now in its 17th year, Lamorinda Idol, a program of the Lamorinda Arts Council, is an annual singing competition open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who attend school or reside in Contra Costa County. Singers may enter as soloists or in groups.  Performing at the Lafayette Plaza on June 24 will be some of the finalists selected from approximately 150 who will audition.  The program of summer concerts and workshops culminates in the Finals at the Orinda Theatre on August 14, where singers receive immediate feedback from a panel of distinguished judges, and where the winners in each category receive cash prizes. Learn more here.