Diablo Regional Arts Association | Events
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We’re committed to excellence across all art forms. In addition to investing in professional groups like Center REPertory Company, Smuin Ballet, California Symphony, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, and the Bedford Gallery, DRAA presents our very own productions. This year, we are excited to present Country Artist Mark Mackay, the 4th annual College Notes A Cappella, Jazz at the Lesher Center Concert Series, Bay Area headliners and more. Your gift helps bring the very best talent to our stages.

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Jazz at the Lesher Center

This summer, we presented the 8th annual Jazz at the Lesher Center Concert Series with the incredible talents of Veronica Swift and the Emmet Cohen Trio, Anat Cohen Tentet, Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express, and the Messenger Legacy Band. Stay tuned for announcements for next year’s series, which will take place July 25-August 22, 2020!

Country Artist Mark Mackay

An uninhibited guitarist with songwriting seeped in storytelling authenticity, Mark Mackay finds himself at the crossroads of country and rock n’ roll illustrated in his all-consuming performance.

College Notes A Cappella

These incredible schools participated in Kaiser Permanente College Notes in 2019: Vanderbilt University, Berklee College of Music, Claremont Colleges, Northeastern University, University of Oregon, and University of Southern California. In addition to 2 nights of stellar performances, these groups led workshops for local high school students in Contra Costa County, opening up a dialogue about their college experiences, mental well-being, and music. Mark your calendars on February 28-29, 2020 for the return of Kaiser Permanente Colleges Notes!

Other Events

DRAA is proud to support these additional events taking place at the Lesher Center and within our community. 

Chevron Family Theatre Festival

The annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival welcomes the community to a day of affordable, high-quality family entertainment. The City of Walnut Creek, the Lesher Center for the Arts, the Diablo Regional Arts Association, and San Ramon–based Chevron work closely to transform the Lesher Center and the street in front of the Center into a day-long festival of fun, arts, and entertainment for families and visitors.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

On Broadway

Save the date for On Broadway Gala! Captivating, world-class entertainment will be sprinkled throughout the evening, in addition to unique auction items and experiences, exquisite fare, and signature wine and spirits. Your attendance helps fulfill DRAA’s mission to bring the brightest talent to the Lesher Center and to grant local schoolchildren access to the arts, often for the first time!

October 5, 2019

Luau at Va de Vi

We promise to have you on island time at this exclusive Party for the Arts as you enjoy a fabulous, custom menu and top-shelf wines. We hope you are looking forward to this relaxing evening with our Arts Ohana savoring the tastes of paradise on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

Past Events

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