Dave Hughes
Local Music Advocate


Originally from Orcutt, CA, Dave Hughes has situated himself as a lead advocate for the local music scene in and around Concord Rock City (Concord, CA).

Having worked
several years locally at the grassroots level with advocates for social justice, Dave honed in his community organizing skills, which he applied to the local independent music network to launch Concord Couch Concerts.

Dave has worked with City of Concord officials and staff to ensure that the much-loved Music and Market series
offers a reasonable amount of stage time to local musicians to help showcase some of their original work. Additionally, he launched a separate downtown community concert series showcasing original local music called Singer-Songwriter Saturdays, executed and hosted by the Concord Couch Concerts team.

Dave
hosts a radio show on KVHS 90.5 FM and also writes a freelance music column, both of which share the title "The Beat of Diablo". Through both platforms, he continues to spotlight the treasure trove of music coming out of this portion of the Bay Area. He also manages the website ConcordRockCity.com where new releases from local artists of all genres can be found.

Dave is available for freelance writing and consulting. He can be reached at
ConcordCouchConcerts@gmail.com or by phone at (415) 308-8405.

Concord Couch Concerts - virtual concert series and music network, with over 30 hours of content from over 100 different local acts
Concord Rock City - a website cataloging new releases from in and around Concord Rock City

The Beat of Diablo - local FM program on KVHS 90.5 and freelance music column currently in the Concord Pioneer, and formerly with the Diablo Gazette
Dave's Music - Dave is musician himself with a small catalog of stuff you may or may not want to check out