A hot night of Cajun/Zydeco kicked off Concord’s Music and Market

A night of good food, dancing and a great free concert last Thursday at Concord’s Music and Market event. (Pete Cruz photo)
Music and Market sponsors, The Pioneer newspaper staff showed their support on Thursday. From left, Jay , Pete Cruz, Tamara Steiner, Rich Eber and David Scholz.

CONCORD, CA (June 9, 2024) — Concord’s Music and Market summer concert series got off to a great start on Thursday with the Cajun and Zydeco music of Andre Thierry.

Temperatures in Concord were among the highest in the Bay Area that day, but a good-sized crowd showed up to enjoy the early evening concert. As one of the concert sponsors, The Pioneer gave away free, ice-cold water bottles at our booth, and those went fast to thirsty concert attendees.

Besides the great music by accordion master Thierry, the event had a variety of street food vendors. The sweet smell of caramel popcorn and the enticing aroma of grilled food tempted patrons on every side.

In addition, the Thursday Farmers Market began its summer run, with a colorful arrangement of fresh fruits and veggies to take home. The Thursday market will continue through September. It runs from 4 to 8 p.m.

The free Music and Market concerts begin every Thursday at 6:30 pm throughout the summer. Come down to Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord to join the fun.

Concord adds a Thursday evening farmers market during the summer to bring fresh produce to Todos Santos Plaza. (Pete Cruz photo)

Pioneer smiles

The Pioneer had fun capturing photos of all the smiling faces at Thursday’s concert.