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
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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).