Bob Gans, President DM
When the Del Mar Foundation made a gift of $125,000 toward the development of community spaces within the Civic Center, it was in the hope of creating a new, beautiful gathering spot where members of our community could join together for concerts, lectures, and enjoying each other’s company. That promise is about to be fulfilled. On Thursday, July 26, the Foundation will sponsor a free concert in the new Town Hall by two highly acclaimed musical groups: The Eve Selis Band, followed by Grammy nominated artists Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. Like the Foundation’s popular First Thursdays concert series, the festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception, to be held on the Civic Center’s expansive outdoor deck.
The idea for an inaugural concert to introduce the Town Hall to the community is the brainchild of former Foundation Board member Betty Wheeler, who continues to serve on the Cultural Arts Committee and is the driving force behind the Foundation’s Bluegrass and Beyond Concert series. “This is a great opportunity to highlight the new community spaces within the Civic Center, and to show why it was so important to the Foundation to help fund these spaces so that they could be activated as quickly as possible,” according to Betty. Foundation Board member and Cultural Arts Committee Chair Donna Shaw, who was also instrumental in organizing this concert, agrees: “What better way to celebrate the opening of Del Mar’s newest community space than with a musical event that squarely captures the essence of our enormously popular First Thursdays concerts. We are so grateful to the Foundation’s volunteers and donors, and to these talented artists, for making this event possible.”
Although this is a free event open to all residents of the 92014 area, capacity is limited and registration is required. As of the time this article went to press, a limited number of seats remained available. For more information, please consult our website (delmarfoundation.org) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see as many of you as possible on July 26.