The Doobie Brothers will headline at benefit for abused children in La Jolla

The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 30 million albums since the 1970s. Courtesy
The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 30 million albums since the 1970s. Courtesy

American rockers and three-time Grammy Award-winning artists The Doobie Brothers will headline the third annual Summer Promises Concert on June 20 at the La Jolla estate of philanthropist Joan Waitt. Event proceeds will benefit Promises2Kids, a San Diego-based non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse through prevention, education and advocacy.

The Doobie Brothers have been entertaining fans with their soul-infused boogie rock and remarkable group harmonies for more than four decades. Currently on the Doobie Brothers North America Tour 2011, the band’s memorable hits include: Listen To The Music, Jesus Is Just Alright, Rockin’ Down The Highway, China Grove, Black Water, What A Fool Believes, Echoes of Love, and Long Train Runnin’ to name a few.

Rocking out under the stars, attendees will get up close and personal with The Doobie Brothers and feast on a sit down dinner prepared by the chefs from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Guests can also bid on a number of one-of-a-kind silent and live auction packages, including a sneak peek dinner for 12 to Brian Malarkey’s new Asian-inspired restaurant Burlap, two tickets to the upcoming Grand Slam tennis tournaments — the Australian Open, the Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and US Open.

There are also two orchestra-level VIP tickets, including round-trip limo service, to the American Music Awards on Nov. 20 and a four-night stay in a one-bedroom Beach Cottage at Golden Eye Hotel & Resort in Oracabessa, St. Mary, Jamaica.

“We look forward to an unforgettable evening and raising money to help abused, neglected and abandoned children,” said Rocio Flynn who is co-chairing the concert gala event with her husband Michael. Last year’s event with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo raised nearly $375,000 toward breaking the cycle of child abuse.

Tickets can be purchased online at

or Promises2Kids at (

858) 427-1112

for $350 per person, $500 for the VIP reception, and $3,500 for a bronze sponsorship.

Summer Concert Gala committee members include Honorary Chair Joan Waitt (board member); event co-chairs Rocio and Mike Flynn; Steve Bond (board member); Kimy Cardinal; Mike Cardinal; Nikki Cardinal; Dalia Cohen; Renee Comeau; Ashley Constans; Larry Donofrio (board member); Dan Gatto (board member); Steffan Gibbs (board member); Mia Goldklang; Eric Haskel; Pamela Hunt; Romy Selati Loseke (board member); Jane Mack-Baker (board member); Deborah Marengo; Bob Morris, Mary Neirman; Angela Northrup; Steve Redfearn (board member); Aunde Rose; Valisha Savage; Tom Telfer; Lori Walton and Mark Zwerenz (board member).



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