Column: “Creative Space” on Claycord – Todos Santos Plaza Events on May 10th

May 1, 2014 14:00 pm · 4 comments


You have two great reasons to spend the day downtown on Saturday, May 10th — the Art & Wine (& beer!) Walk, and MomDay in the Park. There’s something for everyone during these events – art, wine, beer and plenty of music!

During the Art & Wine Walk from 1:00 – 3:00pm, you’ll find Mary Lou Elliot, aka “Rockin Flute,” and The Breedloves Dynamic Duo strolling around the plaza playing acoustic tunes and mingling with everyone. Mary Lou comes from a musical family, and her husband used to work with Mick Fleetwood. Fleetwood Mac and their entourage helped to encourage Mary Lou to continue playing the flute and pursue her dream of becoming an artist.


From 3:00 – 4:00pm, Mary Lou and the Breedloves will join several other musicians to perform in Salvio Pacheco Square, where several artists from Concord Art Association will be painting and selling their work.

On the main stage in Todos Santos Plaza from 12:00 – 5:00pm, the Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation is hosting their annual Music Festival, featuring a great line-up of student singers and musicians from the following schools and clubs:

Mt. Diablo Elementary School
El Monte Elementary School Glee Club
Valle Verde Elementary School
Cambridge Elementary School Choir
Sequoia Middle School
Pleasant Hill Middle School

Foothill Middle School Jazz Band
Northgate High School Jazz Band
Teen girl band “Audacity” from Red House Studios



1. The Breedloves Dynamic Duo
2.  Mary Lou Elliot
3.  Student orchestra from 2013 Music Festival


May 2-4
Spring Artists’ Market
Civic Park and Shadelands Auditorium, Walnut Creek

May 3
Diversity Festival
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord

May 3-4
Contra Costa Open Studios
Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay

May 4
Spring Craft Fest
10:00am – 5:00pm
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek

May 9-11
The Mousetrap
California Theater, Pittsburg

May 10
MOM Day in the Park
Concord Art & Wine (and beer!) Walk
Todos Santos Plaza & Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

May 11
1:00 – 4:00pm
Mother’s Day Art in the Park
Heather Farms, Walnut Creek

May 13
1:00 – 3:00pm
The Craftier Side of Mixed Media – demo
Lisa Fulmer – Concord Art Association
Concord Public Library

May 14
4:00 – 6:00pm
Art 4 Schools artists’ reception – Orchard Park Elementary
Lynn House Gallery, Antioch

May 15
6:00 – 9:00pm
Later Dayz Band (rock)
Diablo Creek Legends, Concord

May 17
For the Love of Classical
California Theater, Pittsburg

May 22
Mamma Mia!
California Theater, Pittsburg

Creative Space is a weekly column written by Lisa Fulmer that features local art events and performances, inspiring interviews with creative movers and makers, DIY how-to projects for you and our home, plus fun craft ideas for the whole family. Creative Space will be on every Thursday at 2pm.

As an avid creative junkie living in Concord, Lisa wants to make it easier for our readers to find ways to embrace creativity and celebrate the local people who are making it happen. In addition to her work as a writer and a marketing consultant, Lisa is a mixed media artist and a project designer for the craft industry.

Visit her blog to see more of Lisa’s own creative space.

1 The Drunken Hungry Stranger May 2, 2014 at 3:20 AM

The Breedloves are great and run the Guitars not Guns program for kids, nice people. Also, check out Rockin’ Flute on Youtube. I have a few videos of her playing at the Clayton Valley Bowl open mic with me up there you can check out. Look up our version of Stairway to Heaven!

2 Mother Of One May 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

“The Rockin Flute” is really outstanding. She is an amazing flute player. The Breedloves are also a wonderful duo.

3 Rockin Flute May 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Awwww, you all don’t know how much your comments mean to us… and on my birthday too! Woohoo! Thanks my drunken hungry stranger friend *winks* …. Thank you Mother of One. Very sweet. Hope to see everyone there next Saturday!

4 Barbara Gorin May 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM

The Breedloves are excited to be part of this event! Thank you Rockin Flute Mary Lou for getting this going! Thank you all for your wonderful comments! See you Saturday!

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