Summer love and harmonies at Clayton's Concerts in The Grove this weekend

Summer love and harmonies at Clayton’s Concerts in The Grove this weekend

Summer love and harmonies at Clayton's Concerts in The Grove this weekend
Santana tribute band had folks dancing at the first Concert in The Grove of 2021 on July 17. (Photos by AJ Chippero)

CLAYTON, CA (July 28, 2021) — Clayton’s Concerts in The Grove returned this month after the city canceled the annual summer concert series in 2020 due to COVID concerns.

The second band in the series, Aja Vu, will take the stage at the park’s gazebo this weekend. Musicians will play Saturday’s from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 1.

Some guidelines:

  • Chairs, blankets, tables must be attended until 4 pm concert
  • Please, NO glassware, BBQs, water balloons, beach balls or “silly-string.”
  • Please clean up before leaving. This is your park — help keep it clean & safe
  • Walking to The Grove is recommended as parking is limited in the downtown area.
Clayton Concerts in The Grove
Clayton’s Concert in The Grove, July 17. (Photo by AJ Chippero)

Concert schedule

July 31

Aja Vu — The Music of Steely Dan & Chicago
This band celebrates the best of Steely Dan and Chicago from “Reelin’ in the Years” and “Hey 19” to “Saturday in the Park” and “25 or 6 to 4,” performing the music with pure love for the harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.

August 14

The Cocktail Monkeys
The Cocktail Monkeys bring high energy and serious fun to each and every performance playing classic rock, modern pop & R&B covering artists such as: Blondie, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Heart, No Doubt, Maroon 5, Queen, Pink, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Elle King, Katy Perry, Joan Jett and more. It’s no doubt there is something for everyone—a memorable experience.

August 28

Forever Rod
From southern California, it doesn’t get any better than this. Pitch perfect, flashy Rod, backed by acoustical, nylon-stringed classical guitars and mandolin replicates Rod Stewart’s sound and is fronted by a lead singer that looks like and delivers like only Rod Stewart. Bring your dancing shoes.

September 1

East Bay Mudd
This dynamic nine-piece band has been thrilling audiences for years with their upbeat, powerful take on Classic Soul, Funk and R&B classics. This horn-heavy, funk-inflected, rhythm & blues ensemble will rock you back to the best of Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and more. With a soulful, dynamic lead vocalist, a tight four-piece horn section and a solid rhythm section, this band is a great finale for our concert season.

Welcome back to The Grove

Due to the impact of Covid on local businesses, the city has not asked them to sponsor the Concerts this year. So please be generous in your donations toward the Concerts in The Grove 2022 season.

And please patronize Clayton’s local businesses.

The city thanks you for your donations. Tax deductible donations may be sent to Clayton Concerts in The Grove c/o City of Clayton, 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, CA 94517.