Concert at Crab Cove – Tonight

Concerts at the Cove in West Alameda kicks off the summer 2011 season with a show tonight: From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers will be performing at Crab Cove, McKay and Central avenues.

The event is free and is sponsored by the West Alameda Business Association and the East Bay Regional Parks District.

“We expect a really fun, family crowd of between 2,700 and 3,000 people per show, so get there early,” said Judi Friedman, director of operations for WABA.

Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers is a Bay Area group that plays “high-energy ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s tunes,” Friedman says. (The July 8 concert showcases Oakland-based Foreverland, “the outrageously popular Michael Jackson cover band that packed the cove last year,” she explains.)

“Both groups have a way of interacting with the crowd for a wonderful and enjoyable experience,” shared Friedman. “This will be a dancing summer for all!”

In addition, there will be a variety of drinks, food and snacks for sale. In the wine and beer garden, Rock Wall Winery, R&B Cellars and Drakes Brewery will offer an assortment of libations.

Hula Hawaiian will serve shaved ice, while Miggy’s Island Kettlekorn will dish out its crowd favorite. Other vendors slated to be at the event are Croll’s Pizza, Calafia Tacqueria, Vesta Flatbread, Paul’s Paella, Wes Café, and Frog & Fiddle.

Other sponsoring organizations are Bay Ship & Yacht, Catellus Development, Alameda County Industries, Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, Back to Health Chiropractic, Bill DeMar Office of Edward Jones, Bladium Sports Club, Perforce Software, Trans Pacific Bank, along with Rock Wall Winery, R&B Cellars and Drakes Brewery.

Janet Levaux