CONCORD, CA (Mar. 8, 2022) — Last year’s singer-songwriter showcase hosted by the Concord Couch Concerts (CCC) team is returning this Spring, albeit on Sundays from 2PM to 4PM. The revamped “Singer-Songwriter Sunday” series will see several local artists, each performing roughly 20 minutes of entirely original music. To further embrace originality, this year’s series will also welcome local (visual) artists to showcase their work along the Grant Street side of the park.
The first of these mostly acoustic concerts will take place on April 3rd at 2PM in Todos Santos Plaza and include performances by some CCC favorites such as Brooks Lundy (STUNG; House of Floyd; the Inflatables) and IRREVRIA, as well as Concord’s country/folk/blues quartet the UnConcord. From Oakland, the Couch team will be introducing us to the Nasville-native Ash Powell, and the eclectic sound of the quarantine-formed group Quarbae.
So why the move to Sundays?
“Sundays are traditionally a ‘day of rest’ from daily burdens,” says CCC’s Fred Hersom, “and music is a perfect way to sooth us all from ‘the grind.’”
“Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to enjoy live music — it’s relaxed, family-friendly, and gets even better as the weather turns nicer,” shares CCC’s editor Simone Chavoor.
“I’d like to see first Sundays – if not all Sundays – become a local music awareness day of sorts here in Concord,” says Dave Hughes, who hosts the Sunday night local music radio show The Beat of Diablo on Concord’s KVHS 90.5 FM. “I’m working with others on some ideas to help manifest this concept.”
The event is made possible by a partnership with Todos Santos Business Association Arts Foundation. All featured artists are performing on a volunteer basis for the sheer love of celebrating local original music. While tips are of course welcome, there is no cost of admittance to this community event.