Summer Concert Series Benefits Arts Program for Youth

Summer Concert Series Benefits Arts Program for Youth
Performances include include '70s, '80s and '90's dance music, country western, classic rock and easy listening rock.

Cal Poly Pomona is offering tickets for the Concerts Under the Stars series, featuring fine food and entertainment at the beautiful Hafif estate in the foothills of La Verne.

Tickets sold through Cal Poly Pomona will benefit a scholarship program for the Academy for Literacy through the Arts — the university's extensive four-week summer arts program for youths. The Academy uses the arts as a vehicle to improve students' writing abilities, cognitive thinking and communication skills.

This summer, Concerts Under the Stars features the following performances:

  • July 26: Smooth Touch ('70s, '80s and '90s dance)  
  • Aug. 2: Silverados (country western and easy listening rock)  
  • Aug. 9: Walk-inz ('60s — '80s classic rock) and Midwest Coast (classic and contemporary dance and rock)  
  • Aug. 16: Smooth Touch ('70s, '80s and '90s dance)  

Each concert will be preceded by a gourmet dinner catered by Claremont's famous Walter's Restaurant, which serves American and Middle Eastern food.

Underwritten by The Hafif Family Foundation, Concerts Under the Stars allows local charities and nonprofit organizations to raise funds through ticket sales. All expenses, such as food, entertainment and staff, are provided by the Hafif family, so 100 percent of the proceeds go back to the community.

Tickets are $55 and include hors d'oeuvres, a gourmet dinner, concert and parking. Gates open at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with the concert following at 7 p.m.

For tickets and additional information, contact Nicole Forrest Boggs at (909) 869-4450 or