At a recent Parks, Recreation, Marina and Cultural Commission (PRMCC) meeting, a partnership between the city and the Prime Time Entertainment was discussed to bring a concert to the amphitheater in late September or early October, including use of a local band for the opening act. City council moved forward with the PRMCC recommendations at the June 19 meeting.
An Ad Hoc Concert Subcommittee will help plan and support the development and planning of a fall concert. Issues to work out include: costs for the different entertainers, ticket pricing, conditions at the amphitheater, production costs, use of a portable stage, lead time, sponsorship support, city responsibilities/liabilities, and concern about conflict with other city events. Concerts at the amphitheater would build a cultural presence in Martinez and help support the downtown businesses. The overarching goal is to build interest in a summer 2014 concert series.