Music & Market Returns July 15 to Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza

Free COVID vaccine mobile clinic at Concord’s Music and Market concert Aug. 19

Concord brings free vaccine Mobile Clinic to Todos Santos Plaza Aug. 19CONCORD, CA (Aug. 17, 2021) — The City of Concord has partnered with Contra Costa Health Services and Brenden Theatres to bring an on-site COVID-19 vaccination service to Todos Santos Plaza. The free clinic happens Thursday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the City’s Music & Market concert series.

Everyone who receives their vaccination at the mobile clinic on August 19 will also get one free movie ticket courtesy of Brenden Theaters.

“I’m grateful that a beloved Concord event such as Music & Market can play a role in helping to keep our community safe by being a destination for residents and visitors to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine,” said Mayor Tim McGallian. “I encourage all of our residents to come down to Concord’s living room and enjoy the music and the farmers’ market, and please get vaccinated!”

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson brands will both be available for the first dose. The clinic will also have Moderna available for people in need of their second dose. Participants do not need to be Contra Costa residents. You do not need an appointment so no advance sign-ups necessary.

“Our mobile vaccination program makes the COVID-19 vaccines more accessible than ever before. I am thrilled to team up with the City of Concord to provide more opportunities for vaccination,” said Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, whose district includes Concord. “I want to see every eligible resident in Contra Costa County get vaccinated.”

Concert in the park

Thousands enjoy the Concord tradition of Music & Market each summer. People come from all over the East Bay to experience live music and pick up farm-fresh produce at the farmers’ market.

On August 19, The 925 Band perform hit songs ranging from the 1970s to the 2000s.

The Music & Market series runs every Thursday until September 30. You can find it in Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord, with plenty of free parking. The farmers’ market opens at 4 p.m.. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.  Local health officials recommend wearing a face covering outdoors in crowded settings, especially for the unvaccinated.

The City of Concord thanks its August 19 event sponsor, Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery, for supporting this concert. They also thank community partners, Contra Costa Health Services and Brenden Theatres, for making vaccinations during Music & Market possible.