Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Lafayette Plaza Park, Downtown Lafayette
Corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd and Moraga Rd

(Close to BART!)

Rock the Plaza Concert SeriesNow in its 13th season, Rock the Plaza takes place Friday nights in June at Lafayette’s Plaza Park at the corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Moraga Road. Always free, family friendly and fun. 

Bring a picnic and a blanket, or buy dinner from the dozens of restaurants located within two blocks of the Plaza. 

Here’s the 2018 lineup:

June 1, dr D Band (Rock, Funk, Blues) 
June 8, SONA (Rock) 
June 15, The Big Jangle (Tom Petty Tribute) 
June 22, Trouble With Monkeys (“punked out” Monkees Band) 
June 29, Lamorinda Idol Finalists

Downtown Lafayette is easy to get to. Take BART and you are there! Driving? Take the Highway 24 Central Lafayette exit. 

Lafayette is also home to the annual Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, the 2-day award winning festival held each year during the third weekend in September that draws upwards of 100,000 people from across the Bay Area. 4 stages, with 20+ tribute bands. For full details please visit

Rock the Plaza Summer Concert Series and the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival are both sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette. Questions? Contact Jay Lifson, Executive Director of the Lafayette Chamber, at or (925) 284.7404


the dr D Band - Friday, June 1, 2018

the dr D BandThe dr D Band is a five piece band that plays Funk, R&B and Rock and basically anything that will get you going. dr D is based out the San Francisco Bay Area and is comprised of five seasoned musicians.

dr D covers songs by Chaka Kahn and Rufas, Bonnie Raitt, Cream, Sheryl Crow, Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone, Pink Floyd, Melissa Etheridge and many others But bottom line, they want you to dance and have a great time!

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SONA - Friday, June 8, 2018

SONA - Friday, June 8, 2018Fronted by powerful vocalist Sona Lofaro, SONA breathes new life into some of the biggest rock hits by artists such as Journey, Led Zeppelin, Heart, Pat Benatar, P!NK, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Boston, TOTO and many others.

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The Big Jangle - Friday, June 15

The Big Jangle - Friday, June 15, 2018

The Big Jangle Band is a San Francisco Bay Area Band dedicated to playing all things Tom Petty.

They capture the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concert experience, so not only playing the music of Tom Petty, but the songs he covers live, such as The Traveling Wilburys, The Byrds and Stevie Nicks. Comprised of seasoned musicians located in the East Bay, you will be guaranteed a great musical and dancing experience!

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The Trouble with Monkeys - Friday, June 22, 2018

The Trouble with Monkeys - Friday, June 22, 2018

The Trouble With Monkeys delivers a rocked-out celebration of the Monkees hits, plus other AM/FM radio smashes from 1966-1968 (the timespan of THE MONKEES television show).

The band has opened for popular tribute acts (Zepparella, Hell’s Belles, Get The Led Out, Spazmatics), supported mainstream original artists (Berlin, The Empty Hearts, Gary Hoey, International Swingers, the Vibrators), and performed two-hour sets at festivals (Gilroy Garlic Festival, San Mateo Fair, Summer at the Lake, Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival).

In late 2016, The Trouble With Monkeys was signed to Mi5 Recordings/Universal, and the band is currently recording an album for release in Winter 2017.

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Lamorinda Idol Finalists - Friday, June 29, 2018

Lamorinda Idol - Friday, June 29, 2018

Now in it’s 13th year, Lamorinda Idol 2018 is a student singing competition designed in the style of  the American Idol television show.  The program is open to young people in kindergarten through 12th grade who either attend school or reside in Orinda, Moraga or Lafayette.  Singers may enter as soloists or in groups. Young people from outside Lamorinda are permitted to participate in the group categories, provided that at least one member of the group meets the residential requirement.

For more information about Lamorinda Idol, click here.