La Jolla Concerts by the Sea needs a hero
by JENNY WERTH
Published - 09/10/16 - 05:36 PM | 29480 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Children dance with bubbles during the last La Jolla Concerts by the Sea. / Photo by Jenny Werth
Children dance with bubbles during the last La Jolla Concerts by the Sea. / Photo by Jenny Werth
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A man reads the La Jolla Village News at the a La Jolla Concerts by the Sea. / Photo by Jenny Werth
A man reads the La Jolla Village News at the a La Jolla Concerts by the Sea. / Photo by Jenny Werth
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#SaveLaJollaConcerts says it all. After 33 years, the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea will end if financial support isn’t gathered. La Jolla doesn’t want to see the concerts take a final bow. Please support the movement to keep them going. It comes down to one thing: money. Will someone save the concerts? Both web developer for ljconcertsbythesea.org, Edward Sanchez and President of La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Shirleymae Davis, share their feelings.

"What we really need is one community-minded corporate hero to step up and add their name and financial support to save our concerts. It’s a great way to garner excellent name recognition and community gratitude as “the company that saved the concerts!”- Edward Sanchez, web developer for ljconcertsbythesea.org

Sanchez’s most recent post clearly paints the picture: “We couldn’t have asked for a better end to our 2016 season… and, possibly, our last show. As many of you already know, due to a number of factors, chief amongst these being a shortage of adequate sponsorship support along with the City of San Diego recently tripling our fees, we find ourselves at the brink. La Jolla finds itself facing the very real likelihood that this institution, bringing family-friendly free concerts for music lovers of all styles and ages since 1984, will be gone.” For more information on saving the concerts visit www.ljconcertsbythesea.org or visit #SaveLaJollaConcerts

President of the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Shirleymae Davis:

“I’m very sad but we are hopeful, guardedly hopeful that someone, perhaps a company in La Jolla or the San Diego area, will be able to come up with enough money to reinstate us because as things stand right now, we consider that the concert the other day was the end.” “We need a five year commitment of $12,000 per season if we continue with individual concert sponsors at $2500 each. Or if a company wanted to be the only sponsor, that we figure would require $30,000 per season. But it must be a commitment of at least five years.” Indeed, she has shed many tears over the concert’s ending. “The concerts are free to the public but they sure aren’t free to us,” she added. Davis encourages any support. Call (858) 459-4053 or sdavis@sdavis-law.com

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