Summer of Love Lafayette 2017 Concert Series
Fridays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23

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

(Steps from BART)

Lafayette Chamber and the City of Lafayette 2017 “Rock the Plaza” concerts are a tribute to the 50th Anniversary Summer of Love 1967. Free. 

Rock the Plaza Summer of Love FlyerCelebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Lafayette! 

Enjoy the groovy sounds of Bay Area's best cover bands featuring Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and more from 1967:  

June 2: San Francisco Airship 
June 9: Shakey Zimmerman 
June 16: Dream Posse 

On Friday, June 23rd, we're featuring Barry “The Fish” Melton and his band. Barry and his band were all there in the Haight back in ‘67.  

June 23: Barry “The Fish” Melton and his Band 

Don't freak out, man. It's free. Bell-bottoms and hippie threads encouraged. Time to pull out your tie-dye favorites! 

Music begins at 6:30pm. Our 60's inspired "Hippie Market" along Plaza Way opens at 6pm.

Stay late to jam! Acoustic hootenanny around the campfire begins at 8:30, with special guests, including Lafayette's own Stevie Coyle (The Waybacks), playing folk songs. Bring your guitar!

Says Jay Lifson, Executive Director of the Lafayette Chamber and long-time DeadHead: 

“Be there or be square! Dude, If you remember the 60's you probably weren't there. But you won't want to miss it this second time around!"

More about Lafayette's Rock the Plaza Concert Series:

Now in its 12th 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. 

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, Wine & Music 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

Summer of Love Lafayette and the Lafayette Art, Wine and Music 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


Summer of Love Lafayette Concert #1


Friday, June 2, 6:30pm, Lafayette Plaza Park


SAN FRANCISCO AIRSHIP is a Tribute to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jefferson Airplane. These stellar musicians respectfully recreate the feeling of that iconic band. Their live performance sounds exactly like The Airplane 1965-1970!

Members have performed with Jefferson Starship, Blue Cheer, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Tubes, Big Brother & The Holding Company, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, and more.

SAN FRANCISCO AIRSHIP brings that wonderful Summer Of Love feeling back to life with hits like “White Rabbit”, “Somebody To Love”, “Wooden Ships”, “Volunteers” and many more. The Airship tastefully celebrates the music of one of the great bands of our time.

Check out this video!

Summer of Love Lafayette Concert #2


Friday, June 9, 6:30pm, Lafayette Plaza Park

Shakey Zimmerman

Shakey Zimmerman brings a fresh, authentic, true-to-form sound to venues throughout California and beyond. The acoustic/electric band is led by Bay Area musician Pat Nevins on guitar, vocals, and harmonica. Shakey Zimmerman pays tribute with the most famous songs and deep cuts of iconic and legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The songs are carried by Nevins, who has an uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young’s trademark voices, while giving them his own stamp. A Shakey Zimmerman show will take you on a ride through the decades. 

Summer of Love Lafayette Concert #3


June 16, 2017, 6:30pm, Lafayette Plaza Park

Dream Posse

Dream Posse has found fresh inspiration and edginess, with a new set list featuring vintage rock, acoustic, and R&B styles that evoke nostalgia, with memorable all time favorites, highlighted with their own original songs. The band delivers a fiery brand of country rockin’, eclectic music, with dual female vocals, and huge harmonies. Backed by a stage full of instruments that include acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, violin, and a driving bass and drums,Dream Posse can reach out and draw you in, entertaining you deep into your soul.

Summer of Love Lafayette Concert #4


June 23, 2017, 6:30pm, Lafayette Plaza Park


These guys were all there in the Haight back in ’67!