Cal Shakes BART Shuttle is Down

Are you at the Orinda Bart Station – need a ride to the Bruns?
Reach out to us at 510-548-9666 for a ride! 

We hope to see you at the Bruns soon!

 Affected tickets holders will be contacted via email or can reach out to or call us at 510-548-9666.

We hope to see you at the Bruns soon!


California-based quartet Brightshine redefines improvisational rock by focussing on strong songs and arrangements, creating an irresistible style that is syncopated, ethereal and rocking. Founded in 2019, Brightshine is led by songwriter, singer, producer, and lead guitarist and Pete Sawyer, which features Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood), Eric Levy (Night Ranger), Paul Rustigian (Freestone Peaches), Murph Murphy (Poor Man’s Whiskey) and Kara Cavanaugh (Terrapin Flyer)

Cardboard Coffin

A four-piece acoustic act out of Oakland, Ca. featuring Greg Elliott on lead guitar and vocals, GG Tanaka on Steel Guitar and Vocals, Stand-up Dave Gursom Grashton on bass and Jules Worsley on the Electric Washboard Tambourine Thing with Suitcase Kick drum!

At The Bruns Picnic | Schedule

Bruns Memorial Amphitheater

1:00PM  | Doors Open

2:45PM-3:45PM | Cardboard Coffin (60-minute set)

4:15PM-5:45PM | Brightshine (75-minute set) 

Upper Grove

1:00PM – 1:30PM | Dave Maier Combat Corse (Kids – 20minutes)

1:30PM – 2:30PM | Dave Maier Stage Combat Course (teen/adult class – 45 minutes)

2:30PM – 3:30PM | Dave Maier Stage Combat Course (teen/adult class – 45 minutes)


1:00PM – 5:15PM |Booths open, Cafe open, Bar open

1:30PM – 5:15PM | Mosaic Project Face Painting

North Star Grove

1:00PM – 4:00PM | Balloon Animals

Talking Grove

3:00PM – 3:30PM | Fiddlers

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Osher Foundation

Student Discovery Underwriters

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This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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