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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Old Monterey Foundation


The Old Monterey Foundation was founded with the specific mission and purpose of promoting, supporting, and enhancing the artistic, cultural, and historic environment of historic Downtown Monterey, California.

The Big Idea

It’s a Big Idea rooted in hope, but it’s something we all need to be actively hoping for: a community celebration of the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Old Monterey Foundation hopes to sponsor a free concert in conjunction with the city of Monterey in late spring or early summer 2021, on the Colton Hall lawn, to celebrate a return of live performance and community gatherings. This free event will be family-friendly, inclusive for all, and feature local favorite bands. Food trucks will offer provisions, and art activities will invite attendees to post their thoughts and wishes.

I enthusiastically support and applaud the proposal by the Old Monterey Foundation to hold a free concert in late Spring or early Summer, after the Shelter in Place Order has been lifted, to celebrate a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus! The proposed free concert to be held on the lawn at historic Colton Hall will be a cause of hope and relief for the entire community.

- Rick Johnston