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Sponsors Hosting Friday Night Music on the Square – Starts June 1

Good morning –

I wanted to share some great news with you this morning – thanks to a great group of sponsors and partners, the renowned Friday night concert series “Music on the Square” is ON for this season, starting June 1 and going through September! The final list of acts will be announced this week, but in the meantime I wanted to be sure you know that this partnership is keeping the music is alive on Friday nights this season!

the past, Music on the Square has been largely supported with funds from the City’s redevelopment agency. But this year the State of California took action to dissolve all of the redevelopment agencies in the state, leaving no secure source of funding for the series. To help offset that loss, Redwood City partnered with the Redwood City Downtown Business Group (DBG) and the Fox Theatre to put together a plan to secure additional funding and continue the concert series: first, recruit sponsors to contribute funding; second, provide the opportunity for the community to become partners by donating directly at the concerts.

So a number of Downtown businesses and other sponsors stepped up to bring the concerts to Friday nights, and at those concerts the happy crowds will have opportunities to donate any amount, and contribute to keeping the music in Downtown Redwood City.

The City wants to thank these sponsors of the Music on the Square series:  • Shops on Broadway • Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi • San Mateo Credit Union • Fox Theatre • Bud Light • Peninsula Infiniti • Redwood General Tire • Leapset, Inc. • La Honda Winery • The Franceschini Family

But wait, there’s more… to extend the series for an additional month, the Shops on Broadway group generously contributed additional funds, and with their help the concert season will now extend for a full season through September. Sponsors from Shops on Broadway include: • The Old Spaghetti Factory • Pizza My Heart • Yoppi Yogurt • Tacone Flavor Grill  • Chipotle Mexican Grill • Portobello Grill • Arya Global Cuisine • Cost Plus World Market • DB Shoes • Century Theatres

Facebook followers will get a sneak peak of the lineup on Wednesday May 9th. Follow Redwood City Events on Facebook to find out early (http://www.facebook.com/RedwoodCityEvents).  The exact lineup will be posted on the City’s website on Friday, May 11th at www.redwoodcity.org/events. On that site are also schedules for many other spring, summer, and fall events and activities Downtown including Dancing on the Square (Tuesdays), Movies on the Square (Thursdays), and Art on the Square (periodically, Fridays).

Redwood City wishes to offer its gratitude to all the sponsors and partners who have helped to ensure another wonderful season of Music on the Square for the community. Their participation with the City to help fund this concert series is a testament to their commitment and dedication to the people of Redwood City. And, a big thank you in advance to the community members who will become partners by donating to Music on the Square!

Thanks!

~malcolm

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