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  • CLAYTON CONCORD LAMORINDA MARTINEZ PLEASANT HILL WALNUT CREEK

    A Local Guide to Good FoodDining Outdoor Concerts Performing Arts

    Jacks Restaurant & Bar 60 Crescent Drive Pleasant Hill

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    Pleasant Hill Concord Martinez Lafayette Walnut Creek

    INSIDECLAYTON ACTIVITIES Concerts in The Grove pages ....................................................6, 7Fourth of July Festivities page ......................................................9DINING American Eds Mudville Grill page ......................................................23Moresis Chophouse page ......................................................23Deli Canesas Brooklyn Deli page ......................................................8Italian La Veranda Caf page ......................................................8Pizza Skipolinis Pizza page ......................................................22Live Music Clayton Club Saloon page ......................................................8CONCORD ACTIVITIES Fourth of July Festivities page ......................................................9Todos Santos Park Music Series page ......................................................10Concord Pavilion page ......................................................11DINING Breakfast/Lunch Bay Leaf Caf page .....................................................11Sandwiches Capriottis Sandwich Shop page ......................................................11Fish n Chips Scousers page ......................................................8

    Pizza Skipolinis Pizza page ......................................................22LAMORINDA ACTIVITIES Fourth of July Festivities page ......................................................9Art and Wine Festival page ......................................................12Moraga Summer Concert Series page ......................................................13 Cal Shakes Theater page ......................................................13Orinda Concert and Movies page ......................................................13 MARTINEZ ACTIVITIES Fourth of July Festivities page ......................................................9Annual Bay Area Blues Festival page ......................................................14Fridays on the Main page ......................................................15 DINING BBQ Beaver Creek Smokehouse page ......................................................16Thai Lemongrass page ......................................................16Mexican Cinco De Mayo page ......................................................16Deli Main Street Deli page ......................................................16Coffee House Barrelista Coffee House page ......................................................16 Breakfast/Lunch Copper Skillet Courtyard page ......................................................15

    PLEASANT HILL ACTIVITIES Fourth of July Festivities page ......................................................9Sunset by the Lake Concerts page ......................................................18 Downtown Plaza Concerts page ......................................................19 Annual Blues & Brews Festival page ......................................................19 DINING American Jacks Restaurant and Bar page ......................................................1, 24Jacks Taps page .....................................................1, 24Wences Restaurant page ........................................................... 3Burgers Five Guys Burgers and Fries page ........................................................... 4Japanese/Sushi Kobe Japan Restaurant page ........................................................... 2Mediterranean Yalla page ........................................................... 22WALNUT CREEK ACTIVITIES Summer Sounds Outside Lesher page ......................................................20Summer Concert Series page ......................................................21Annual Walnut Festival page ......................................................21 DINING Pizza Skipolinis Pizza page ........................................................... 22Sushi/Japanese Hamachi Restaurant and Lounge page ........................................................... 21

    Welcome to the summer edition of Yum!, a Local Guide to Good Food.

    Yum! is a collaborative effort by the publishers of the Concord andClayton Pioneer newspapers and the Community Focus. Our goal is to bring you the best in current outdoor entertainment and diningin our communities.

    Yum! is a seasonal guide published four times a year. Support ourlocal events and restaurants and see why this is one of the best placesto live, work and well, Yum!

    TAMARA STEINER Editor & Publisher

    Clayton & Concord Pioneer925.672.0500

    [email protected]

    BECKY COBURN, ELENA HUTSLARand JENNIFER NEYS

    Publishers Community Focus

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    PHOTOS:Susan Wood, Richard Cash, Rochelle Douglass, Tod Gomes and Ann Luke

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    July 4 - Plan B

    An eight piece band that regularly packs them in,

    Plan B is best known for their diverse play list and

    versatile instrumentation. Celebrating the music

    of Creedence, Stones, Adele, Cake, Pearl Jam,

    Talking Heads and more. July 18 - Loose Blues

    Dynamite vocals and searing leads backed by a

    solid rhythm section that plays rockin blues, rock

    n roll, R&B, and rockin country. August 1 - Diamond Dave

    Entertaining Bay Area audiences for over 20 years,

    Diamond Dave is truly one of Claytons favorites.

    He covers classics from Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Justin

    Timberlake and Lady Gaga. As an added bonus,

    Daves daughters, Kelly & Kaitland will join him

    again this year.

    August 15 - Fundamentals

    A high-energy stage show with three dynamic

    lead vocalists, the hottest horn players around

    and a super tight four-piece rhythm section per-

    forming hits from Michael Jackson, Earth Wind &

    Fire and Beyonc to Journey and Bon Jovi. August 29 - Forejour

    Forejour pays tribute to the music of the 80s

    mega bands Foreigner & Journey. Forejours

    unique combination of two beloved multi-plati-

    num selling bands keeps audiences on their feet

    for the entire two-hour show. September 12 - East Bay Mudd

    Put on your dancing shoes. This 10-piece cover

    dance band with a powerful four-man horn

    section, will keep you dancing all night long with

    their upbeat and commanding take on contem-

    porary classics, soul, funk and R&B tunes.

    Outdoor Concerts

    CLAYTON

    Concerts in The GroveSaturdays 6 to 8:30pm, The Grove Park, 6100 Main St. in Downtown Clayton

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    Concerts in The GroveThursdays 7 to 8:30pm, The Grove, 6100 Main St. in Downtown Clayton July 2 The Relyks

    Four musicians create a unique sound with songs

    that have a place in history as well as the heart. August 6 Jam Daddy

    A local band that is fast becoming one of the Bay

    Areas premier acts for authentic renditions of rock

    and roll, blues and pop.

    August 20 PhDs

    Contemporary blend of R&B, Latin, oldies, stand-

    ards and jazz. September 3 Crossman Country

    Classic country with a unique blend of southern

    rock and R&B.

    For more band information, go to www.cityofclayton.org

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    La Veranda CafItalian Restaurant

    OPEN11:30a.m. - 9p.m. Sunday to Thursday

    Friday and Saturday close at 10 BRUNCH

    10a.m. - 2p.m. Saturday and Sunday HAPPY HOUR

    4p.m. - 6p.m. Daily

    Fresh soups, salads, antipasti, pizza, pasta & more

    A little bit of Northern Italy in Clayton

    FOR RESERVATIONS CALL925-524-0011

    6201 CENTER ST. CLAYTON

    www.claytonclubsaloon.com

    925-673-04406096 Main St., Clayton

    Karaoke -Mon & Wed nights

    Open Mic - Thur. nights

    Live MusicEvery Fri., Sat. and Sun.

    OPENTues - Sat: 11:30a.m. - 7:30p.m.

    Closed Sunday & Monday

    British owned & operatedfeaturing pies and pasties

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    authentic

    (925) 521-1962

    4375 G, Clayton Road, ConcordClayton Center by Starbucks

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    6026 Main St.Clayton, Ca 94517

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    Festivities

    FOURTH OF JULYClaytonPancake Breakfast 7 - 10amAt Endeavor Hall from 7-10am. Breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.Parade 10amAfter breakfast, head on over to Main Street. No advance entry is needed for the Kiddie Parade just show up by 10am at the flag-pole with decorated bikes, trikes, scooters and the family dog.Concord5K Run & Walk 8amConcord Police Association presents the 6th Annual Stars & Stripes 5K Run & Walk at Todos Santos Plaza, Downtown Concord. All proceeds from this race benefit Monument Crisis Center and Bay Area Crisis Nursery. Parade 10amRoute begins at Mt. Diablo High on Grant St., going south to wrap around Todos Santos Park and returning to Mt. Diablo High via Galindo St. Home Town Picnic 4pmThe gates will open for the 2nd Annual 4th of July Festival with a kids carnival, food booths, vendor exhibits, and live entertainment on stage.Fireworks 9pmThe day will conclude with a fireworks display at Mt. Diablo High School. Music provided by Evolution, The Ultimate Tribute to Journey. MartinezPancake Breakfast 8am-10amSponsored by Roxx on Main, 627 Main St. Flag Raising 9-9:15amVeterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St.

    Hometown Parade 10amParade begins at Court St. & Main St. and ends at Alhambra Ave. & Main St. Over 40 entries including many community groups will march down Main Street. Fireworks 9:15pmFireworks will light up the night at Martinez Shoreline Park. Begining around 9:30pm. MoragaFun family festivities held all day at the Moraga Commons Park, 1425 St. Marys Rd., Moraga. Event Schedule Pancake Breakfast 8-10am Dog Parade 9am Community Booths 9am-1pm Childrens Bike Parade 10:30am Old- Fashioned Kids Games 11am Family Magic Show 12:30-1pm Inflatable Jumpies 10am-4pm Food Booths 11am-8pm Music by the FUNdamentals 7pm Fireworks 9:15pmOrindaPancake Breakfast 7:30-10am The Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the park at the Community Center, 28 Orinda Way.Flag Raising Ceremony 7:55am At the flagpole in front of the Community Center.Haleys Run for a Reason 8amParticipants meet in front of the Community Center. Orinda Library Book Sale 9amFriends of the Orinda Library book sale in library breezeway, 26 Orinda Way.Parade 10am Parade route begins at the Orinda Theater on Moraga Way to Cami-no Pablo and then to Orinda Way

    Community Activities 11:30 - 1:30pmThe festivities continue to grow year after year with fun activities for children from a Hot Wheels Race to balloon animals to mak-ing things at the Home Depot booth. All activities are held at the Community Park, 28 Orinda Way.Pleasant HillFirecracker 5K Fun Run 8amThe 5K Fun Run plus a 100-yard dash for little ones begins at 45 Crescent Drive. Go to phjuly4.com for updated information.Parade 9:30amFloats, marching bands, deco-rated vehicles, equestrian units, old-time automobile clubs, and just about every kind of local club and organization. The route loops around downtown via Crescent Dr., Contra Costa Blvd and Cleaveland Rd.Fun at the Park 10:30amEntertainment, food vendors, childrens games, a petting zoo, and activities at Pleasant Hill Park. The Spray Ground and swimming pools will be open and are free to kids from 11am-1pm.Fireworks 9pmCome to College Park High School for dinner and stay for an amazing show. Slow Hand Barbeque and Cold Stone Cream-ery will sell food and desserts. The band, Public Eye, will be back by popular demand.

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    July 9 Zepparella, the All Female Zeppelin Powerhouse

    July 16 James Garners Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrating the Life and Music of the Man in Black

    July 23 Long Train Runnin , a Tribute to the Doobie Brothers

    July 30 Aja Vu, the Music of Steely Dan

    August 6 Superlicious, High Energy 80s Party

    August 13 Patrn, a Shot of Latin Music

    August 20 Foreverland, an Electrifying 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

    August 27 Native Elements, Reggae/Caribbean Beat

    September 3 The RaveUps, a Live Tribute to the 1960s Yardbirds

    September 10 Lafayette Studio Big Band, Seventeen Piece Count Basie Style Jazz Orchestra

    September 17 The Best Intentions, Motown Mania

    Outdoor Concerts

    CONCORD

    Todos Santos Park Music and Market SeriesThursday evening Farmers Market 4-8pm, Music 6:30-8pm, 2151 Salvio Street, Concord

    July 7 The Delta Wires, Hot-wired Big Band Harmonica & Horns Blues

    July 14 David Landon, Blues Guitarist Extraordinaire

    July 21 Alvon Johnson, Vallejo Blues: The Real Deal

    July 28 Loose Blues, Rockin Blues for the East Bay and Beyond

    August 4 Charged Particles, Plugged-in Jazz with a Spark

    August 11 Annie Sampson, Concords own Blues and Soul Diva

    Tuesday Night Blues Music 6:30-8pm, 2151 Salvio St, Concord

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    July 3 California Symphony: July 3 Spectacular

    July 7 Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson

    July 9 Van Halen & Kenny Wayne Shepherd

    July 15 Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

    July 18 Sublime with Rome & Rebelution

    July 21 5 Seconds of Summer

    August 4 Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa & Hoodie Allen

    August 7 Menzel

    August 14 Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rae Sremmurd

    August 26 Slipknot, Lamb of God & Bullet For My Valentine

    September 6 KBLX Hot Summer Night: LL Cool J, Bell Biv Devoe, Salt-n-Pepa & Naughty By Nature

    September 20 Counting Crows

    Concord Pavilion2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord

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    Life Is a Dream By Pedro Caldern de la BarcaTranslated and Adapted by Nilo CruzDirected by Loretta GrecoJuly 8August 2

    Virgins To Villains My Journey Through Shakespeares Women Written and Performed by Robin Goodrin Nordli July 20 (one night only)

    The Mystery of Irma Vep By Charles LudlamDirected by Jonathan MosconeAugust 12September 6

    King Lear By William ShakespeareDirected by Amanda DehnertSeptember 16October 11

    This event is held each year on the third weekend in September and is the largest event in Lamorin-

    da and one of the three biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Over 100,000 visitors attend,

    strolling among the art and handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying

    quality wines and microbrews. Non-stop musical entertainment on four stages throughout the weekend

    helps spark the block party ambiance. The Premium Wine Pavilion offers tastes of some of the worlds

    finest wines. The event also includes a KIDS ZONE and a Local Artists Alley.

    Outdoor Concerts

    LAMORINDA

    California Shakespeare TheaterBruns Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda

    The Lafayette Chambers Art & Wine FestivalSeptember 19, 10am-7pm & September 20, 10am-6pm, Downtown Lafayette, Mt. Diablo Blvd.

    For more information visit www.lafayettefestival.com

    For tickets and more information visit www.calshakes.org

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    Enjoy the music while the kids play in the park on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for

    a free concert. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. The volun-

    teers of the Moraga Park and Recreation Foundation will even cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar

    opening at 6pm.

    Moraga Summer Concert SeriesThursdays 6 to 8:30pm, Moraga Park, 1149 Moraga Road, Moraga

    Orinda Concerts and Movies in the ParkTuesday 6:30 to 8:30pm concerts, Thursday Movies, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda

    For more information visit www.moragaparks.org/concert.html

    July 4 FUNdamentals - Rockin Dance Band (7pm concert)

    July 9 Mixed Nuts - Decades of Rock

    July 16 Mania - Beatles Tribute Band

    July 23 Stealin Chicago - Stealy Dan-Chicago Tribute

    July 30 Foreverland Band - Michael Jackson Tribute

    August 6 Chris Gardner Band - Country/Western

    August 13 Spazmatics - 80s Rock & Dance

    August 20 Houserockers - Cover & Dance Band

    September 26 Pear Festival - TBA

    July 7 Floorshakers - Funk Soul & Rock n Roll

    July 14 Lamorinda Idol w/ Arts in Bloom 5pm - Variety

    July 21 West Grand Boulevard Motown & Rhythm & Blues

    July 26 Opera in the Park Sunday 4-6pm - Opera

    August 4 Little Dog 2 Pop & Rock

    August 11 Cami Thompson, 6-8pm Big Band Jazz

    For more info visit www.cityoforinda.org

    Orinda Concerts in the ParkConcerts start at 6:30pm unless otherwise indicated.

    Orinda Movies in the ParkMovies start at dusk.

    July 9 The Boxtrolls A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.

    July 23 Big Hero 6 The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

    August 6 Maleficent A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

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    Outdoor Concerts

    MARTINEZ

    This festival is a merger of two great events, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival

    and San Franciscos Polk Street Blues Festival.

    The event features amazing Blues music on two stages, arts and crafts exhibitors, gourmet food

    booths, local restaurants, community booths, hands on kids activities and rides, a farmers market, bistro

    style seating areas, craft beer and fine wines, and street painting artists that will create spectacular chalk

    art with an area for kids to create their designs and have some creative fun.

    If people are looking to escape the crowded big city and want to enjoy a warm, friendly neighborhood

    atmosphere Downtown Martinez is the place. This event is held rain or shine.

    The 5th Annual Bay Area Blues FestivalSeptember 26 & 27, 2015, 10am - 6pm, Downtown Martinez

    For more information visit www.bayareabluesfestival.com

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    Featuring a farmers market on the 800 block of Main St. from 4pm-8pm. Cool Cars & Music on the 600

    & 700 blocks of Main St. from 6-8pm. Free to attend and the restaurants are open.

    Fridays on the Main & MarketEvery Friday through September 11

    First FridaysFirst Friday of the Month through September 11

    For more information visit www.fridaysonthemain.com/index.html

    Two Eggs, Hashbrowns and Toast1

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    811 Ferry St, Downtown Martinez

    COPPERSKILLET

    Weekday Breakfast Specials

    $5.45(Holidays excluded)Monday-Friday 7am-11amNo.

    Two Eggs, Two Sausages or Bacon and Two Pancakes2No.Two Eggs, Two Sausages or Bacon and Two French Toast3No.Two Eggs Omelet (Plain), Hash Browns and Toast. 4No.

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    In addition to Fridays on the Main and Market, a Blast for the Past dance party with live music is held

    from 6-8pm the first Friday of each month. All age are welcome. Wine and craft beer available for guests

    21 and older. Retro attire is encouraged.

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    Southeast Asian Fusion925.387.0388

    501 MAIN ST, MARTINEZ

    WWW.LEMONGRASS-BISTRO.COM

    Voted BestTHAI FOOD

    finest quality coffee drinks, organic milk, hand made sandwiches, organic & herbal iced

    & hot tea, friendly service.

    June 20 - July 20 - Barrelista Coee House gives back, ghts cancer and joins the team! 25 cents from each coee sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society, Martinez Relay For Life - Team Maestro.

    Thank you for your support.

    Hours: M. 7am-2pm; T - F 6:30am - 10pm,Sat. 8am - 5pm, Sun. 8am - 2pm

    736 Main Street Martinez

    AWARD WINNING BBQ Ribs Beef Brisket Pulled Pork

    Marys Air Chilled Chicken Smoked SausageFamily Owned & Operated

    HOURSClosed Mon - Tue Wed. 11:30 -2pm Thur. 11:30 - 7pm

    Fri. 11:30 - 8pm Sat. 12 - 8pm Sun 12 - 2pm

    925-335-9915 601 MAIN ST. MARTINEZ

    After 1:00pm dailyReceive 20% o all orders

    Open Monday - Friday 10 - 3pm

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    CINCO DE MAYOCINCO DE MAYOAuthentic Mexican FoodAuthentic Mexican Food

    2250 Pacheco Blvd.Martinez

    925-335-0960

    514 Center Ave.Martinez

    925-957-0760

    www.cincodemayomartinez.com

    Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pmSunday10am - 7:30pmHOURS

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    Outdoor Concerts

    PLEASANT HILL

    July 5 - Extra Large

    Voted Best Local Band in Santa Cruz County nine

    times running, Extra Large splices together funk

    gyrations, Latin spice, fun-in-the-sun reggae, and

    classic California rock vigor. Food Vendor: Drewskis

    Drew.

    July 19 - Fast Times

    Fast Times plays the top dance hits of the 80s, the

    ultimate decade of decadence. From A-Ha to The

    Cure, from Madonna to Young MC, every song is an

    instantly recognizable 80s hit. Food Vendor: Pizza

    My Way.

    August 2 - MoFo Party Band

    The MoFo Party Band has come a long way from

    their Central California beginnings, thrilling audi-

    ences worldwide in venues of all sizes. The band has

    shared the stage with blues legends BB King, James

    Cotton, Little Milton, Bo Diddley, Los Lobos, Huey

    Lewis, Tommy Castro and many others. Food Vendor:

    Steel Smokin BBQ.

    August 16 - The Groove Doctors

    The Groove Doctors are a fantastic dance party band

    that has been playing together since 2000. People of

    all ages are sure to get up and dance to Disco/Funk,

    Motown/Soul, Classic Rock, or current hits. Food

    Vendor: Drewskis Drew.

    August 30 - East Bay Mudd

    The Bay Areas number one entertainment is East

    Bay Mudd. This dynamic band has been thrilling au-

    diences and dancers all over the Bay Area for years

    with their upbeat and powerful take on Soul, Funk

    and R&B classics. Food Vendor: United Bites.

    September 6 - The Big Jangle

    This Bay Area band is dedicated to playing all

    things Tom Petty and the songs he covers live, by

    The Traveling Wilburys, The Byrds and Stevie Nicks.

    Comprised of seasoned musicians located in the

    East Bay, you will be guaranteed a great musical and

    dancing experience.

    Sunset by the Lake Summer ConcertsEvery other Sunday, 6 to 8pm, by the lake at Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane

    For more concert information visit www.pleasanthillconcerts.com

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    Fridays Pre-Party Concert will have food, beer and wine available for purchase.

    Saturday, a day of beer tasting, delicious food and free music including the Chris Cain Band, Frankie G.

    & the Conviction, Spinout, Caroompas Room and The Used Blues Band. Purchase tickets for the Craft

    Beer Tasting (Saturday only). Food available for purchase, no outside alcohol allowed. Event is held rain

    or shine. Please, no pets.

    Downtown Plaza Concert SeriesThird Thursdays of the Month, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Downtown Plaza (next to Jacks & Sweet Tomatoes)

    6th Annual Blues and Brews FestivalJuly 17, 6 - 9pm (Pre-Party Concert) & July 18, 12 - 6pm, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane

    Free Summer Concerts and premium wine tent sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce.

    July 16 Innersoul performs sophisticated R&B / Old School dance music.

    August 20 David Martins House Party performs fun, upbeat party music.

    September 17 The Fundamentals perform Red Hot Rockin Soul

    For more concert information, visit www.shopdowntownpleasanthill.com

    For more information, visit www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com

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    Outdoor Concerts

    WALNUT CREEK

    July 9 - Phat Strad

    Americas original female rock electric string

    quartet, based in Las Vegas and performing live

    all over the world. At the core of their music is a

    lifetime of classical training, real musicianship,

    and respect for the 400-year-old art form that

    is the string quartet. At the forefront of their

    stage performance is stunning beauty, rockin

    guitar-pedal artistry, groovy improvisation, and

    some good old Las Vegas flair.

    July 23 - Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

    Known for their adrenalized performances,

    original compositions and notorious music

    videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY

    ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience

    for the 21st century. Their recent album When

    Words Fade was released to critical acclaim in

    2012 and spent over a dozen weeks at the top of

    the Billboard Classical Charts. Their Emmy

    nominated, self-produced music videos have

    been viewed by millions on YouTube.

    July 30 - Mic Gillette Band

    Original songs mixed with rock and country

    tunes, with their own style and finesse, from the

    50s, 60s and 70s . Mic Gillette is the world-re-

    nowned trumpet and trombone player who has

    appeared on countless CDs and record albums,

    spanning five decades, for some of the big-

    gest names in the business, including a dozen

    members of the Rock and Ross Hall of Fame.

    After touring for many years with Tower of Power

    he decided to settle down with his family. He

    has since began a program called, Music in the

    Schools to help struggling music programs na-

    tionwide to keep their doors open. He continues

    to teach, record, arrange and play live gigs in

    Northern California with the Mic Gillette Band.

    Summer Sounds Outside the Lesher CenterVarious Dates, 5:30 - 7pm, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

    For more information, visit: www.draa.org/events/summer-sounds

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    The Walnut Festival is a four-day festival with family-friendly entertainment, two stages of live music, a large carnival with more than 30 rides and 40 vendors, exciting games, food and beverages and a Spe-cialty Beer Garden. On Saturday and Sunday there will be free fishing for kids in the Heather Farms lake from 7 - 11am.

    Get ready to dance the night away three nights in August. Come early and spend some time at the Block Party, grab a drink and get something to eat.

    Block Party: 6 - 7pm Live Concert: 7 - 8:30pm

    Summer Concert Series & Thursday Block PartyThursdays, 6 - 8:30pm, Stanfords Parking Lot, 1300 South Main Street, Broadway Plaza

    The 78th Annual Walnut FestivalSeptember 24 - 27, Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek

    August 6 Petty Theft

    August 13 The Unauthorized Rolling Stones

    August 20 Journey Revisited

    For information visit: www.thewalnutfestival.org

    September 24 Hours are: 5-10pm

    September 25 Hours are: 5-11pm

    September 26 Hours are: 11am-11pm

    September 27 11am-6pm

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    in beautiful historic downtown clayton

    www.moresischophouse.com

    Corner of Marsh Creek Rd & Center St., Clayton

    (925) 673-0333

    Serving Tasty Food & Drink From 11 a.m. Daily

    www.edsmudvillegrill.com

    Claytons Corner Sports Grill In A League Of Its Own

    A Family Friendly Sports Grill

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