A Rockin’ Start for Summer Beats Concert Series at Alameda South Shore Center

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Sponsored by Jamestown, the free concerts will entertain, engage and benefit the community.

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We think Alameda South Shore Center, with its picturesque setting along the San Francisco Bay, is the perfect venue for summer fun

The Summer Beats Concert Series at Alameda South Shore Center, the open-air retail destination on Alameda Island, CA is underway, attracting thousands of attendees since its July 2nd kick-off. Sponsored by real estate investment and management firm Jamestown, the concert series is part of a full program of free, family-friendly events to be held at the center this summer.

Taking place every Saturday through Labor Day, Summer Beats showcases many of the area’s most popular bands, with musical styles ranging from Alternative Rock to Zydeco.

Upcoming events certain to generate a high level of excitement and engagement include “Motown Dine Around,” featuring the classic sounds of Big City Revue and discounts offered by participating Alameda South Shore Center restaurants; “Flight Night,” an evening of wine tasting and music, with the Bay Area’s own Edgardo & Candela; and “Summer Breeze Connection,” featuring beach activities including windsurfing and a charity paddle boat race, followed by the music of Fishbear.

“We think Alameda South Shore Center, with its picturesque setting along the San Francisco Bay, is the perfect venue for summer fun,” said Michael Phillips, Managing Director for Jamestown. “Also, equally important to providing entertainment, the Summer Beats Concert Series offers an opportunity to give back to the Alameda Island community.”

Benefiting the Alameda Education Foundation
One of the most highly anticipated programs of the Summer Beats lineup is the Young Songwriters Workshop & Concert. Benefiting the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), the program provides an extraordinary opportunity for young talent to collaborate with notable Bay Area musicians such as Grammy-award winner Calvin Kealooa, Preston Turner of Pure Ecstasy, and drummer D.C. Carter. On Saturday, August 27th, the aspiring songwriters and veteran musicians and will perform their collaborative work live. The free event kicks off AEF’s “Instrument Drop-Off Drive.” Last year, enough guitars were collected during the drive to start a musical program at Wood Middle School.

In addition, during all concerts, Alameda South Shore Center will serve as a drop-off point for the Alameda Education Foundation’s School Supply Drive, which helps hundreds of Alameda’s students in need. Peter’s Kettle Corn will have their tasty treats available for sale as a fundraiser to support the education foundation.

Poets Share the Stage
Summer Site Write poets selected by Alameda’s Poet Laureate Mary Rudge will also take to the stage throughout the summer-long series. Poetry enthusiasts, who toured Alameda South Shore Center and wrote about how the center inspired them, will read their work during concert intermissions. Poems will also be posted throughout the retail property and on the center’s Facebook page.

Summer Beats Concerts are held on Saturdays between 5 and 7 pm. The remaining lineup for 2001 includes the following performances:

Motown Dine Around
Saturday, July 16
Big City Revue (Motown)

Flight Night
Saturday, July 23
Edgardo & Candela (Latin Jazz)

Summer Breeze Connection
Saturday, July 30
Fishbear (World & Rock)

Blues Bazaar
Saturday, August 6
Papa’s Garage (Blues)

A-Town Hip Hop
Saturday, August 13
Bop City Pacific

GLEE Weekend
Saturday, August 20
Bay Area Girls (Glee Cover Band)    

Young Songwriters Workshop & Concert
Saturday, August 27
DC Carter & Project 7

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, September 3
Rip Tides: 2pm – 4pm
Busta Groove: 5pm – 7pm

Jamestown acquired the 594,000-square-foot Bay Area outdoor mall (formerly known as Alameda Towne Centre) in January 2011. Capitalizing on the $85 million redevelopment effort the center’s previous owners initiated in 2002, Jamestown will continue to invest in Alameda South Shore Center’s image and infrastructure, with a primary focus on creating an enhanced customer experience for center guests.

About Jamestown
Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value-added management. Over 28 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit jamestownproperties.com.

About Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda South Shore Center is an established, 594,000-square-foot open-air shopping center located in the East Bay community of Alameda, CA. The only major shopping center on the 23-square-mile island, the recently renovated property is home to a variety of national and Bay Area retail stores and restaurants, including Kohl’s, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Ross, Old Navy, PETCO, Payless Shoe Source, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sushi House, Applebee’s, Lens Crafters and The Children’s Place. The Bay Area shopping center has maintained its prominence as a thriving retail destination for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.

About the City of Alameda
The City of Alameda is located on a 23-square-mile island adjacent to Oakland in the San Francisco Bay. The community, home to the 270-acre Harbor Bay Business Park, Alameda College, and the 205-acre mixed-use development Marina Village, is linked to nearby Oakland via three bridges and a tunnel system, and is served by bus and ferry lines for public transportation. Famous for its tree-lined streets and Victorian homes, Alameda was named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance in 2010. For more information on Alameda, visit cityofalamedaca.gov.

For more information about the Summer Beats Concert Series or any of Alameda South Shore Center’s services, call them at (510) 250-3667 or visit them on the web at http://www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com.

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