2019 Entertainment Line-up
Laurel Street Stage
Jazz by Design
Jazz By Design is a San Jose-based professional organization having played for many weddings and companies in the Bay Area (Cisco, Hp, Elan, Yahoo, Chiron, etc). Our music has been heard at special fundraisers such as “Habitat for Humanity” in Sacramento and at top notch hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We’ve played weddings in Tahoe, Sonoma and other parts of Northern California. We also provide music for Jazz Cruises on the San Francisco Bay. Music ranges from Jazz to R&B and light Pop. The instrumentation includes 1 Female vocalist, a Sax and a 3-piece rhythm section. The band is the perfect choice for your corporate event, wedding, festival, club, or any special occasion.
The Bell Brothers
Nashville recording artist, The Bell Brothers, have climbed to the top of Bay Area Live Country Music Scene, building a solid reputation as one of the area’s most in-demand live acts. Contagious, high-energy performances and crossover appeal has made The Bell Brothers the band of choice for the country concert-going crowd, combining exceptional singing and performance with finely tuned musicianship and a special knack for capturing the heart of its live audience. The Bell Brothers have earned many encores from enthusiastic audiences while sharing the stage with such respected and popular country artists as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Dwight Yoakam, and numerous others.
Pan Extasy Caribbean Band
Hailing from Trinidad, Ashton Craig & Pan Extasy Band has enjoyed continued success since its inception. They have performed throughout the USA as well as in many Asian locations, including Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and Dubai.
They have built a reputation as one of the most enthusiastic, energetic and entertaining bands on the International dance circuit. They perform a wide variety of Caribbean music, Reggae, Soca, and Calypso that is accessible across all age groups and musical tastes. Outstanding showmanship with charm and talent which inevitably energizes audiences everywhere they perform. Ashton Craig, Leader and steel drum virtuoso insures a stellar performance and has always aimed to please.
The E-Ticket Band
(Rock ‘n Roll)
The E-Ticket Band is a popular seven piece rock & roll dance band that has been entertaining folks throughout the SF Bay Area since 1985, mixing upbeat dance tunes that bring back fond memories. We cover the spectrum of rock & roll music done by the original artists- from Sam & Dave to Tom Petty, and everywhere in between adding our own grooves that get our fans up and dancing. The E-Ticket Band plays rock & roll powered by a love of the music – it is popular, exciting, danceable, memorable, and best of all, fun! We’re proud to have participated in many charitable, corporate and community events. We welcome you to our on-line home page and hope you enjoy your visit. Let us know if you would like us to bring some live rock & roll excitement to your next event!
San Carlos Avenue Stage
The RiP-TiDEs! are a vintage, 60s-style, rock’n’roll band comprised of five guys and a gal — Tim (Bass & Vocals), Tim aka “JT” (Drums), Geoff (Lead Guitar), Jeff (Vocals & Percussion), Sheila (Keyboards and Vocals), and Chris (Rhythm Guitar). The name, the RiP-TiDES!, was chosen to best represent the essence of the group -a retro 60s, frat-party band. The band performs a variety of 60s classics, early Beatles, classic Beach Boys and related vocals, surf and lounge instrumentals, and some unique tunes that seem to fit in very nicely. The hallmarks of the band are playing the music as close to the original songs as possible, and featuring amazing three- and four-part harmonies. Sheila is a more recent addition, and she opens up a whole new range of opportunities for the band (Dusty Springfield or Nancy Sinatra tunes, anyone?). Chris, our latest addition, brings his considerable guitar-playing talents to the band to really fill out our sound.
For a real rockin’ good time, please check out the RiP-TiDES!
Now in it’s twentieth phenomenal year, Caravanserai has established itself as the most widely known Santana Tribute band in the country. This is the group the San Jose Metro declared “The Top Santana Tribute” and the San Francisco Examiner called “The Country’s Pre-eminent Santana Tribute Band” and radio DJ Wayne Coy declared “The Greatest Santana Tribute in the World” on the air at KKIQ 101.7 in the Bay Area. Originally a replication of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Santana’s legendary early days, Caravanserai has grown to include material from all eras of Santana’s 47-year history. Painstaking care has been taken in the recreation of early and new music performed by this band of journeymen from the San Francisco Bay Area. The Caravanserai show explosively recreates the rhythms, drive and the atmosphere of sounds that have made Santana a mainstay in the history Rock Music for the past five decades!
(R & B Soul)
Founded in the mid-70s, KickBack is a SF-based act best known for its high-energy and crowd-pleasing entertainment. Armed with slick choreography & tasty horn licks, KickBack performs throughout California at a variety of venues ranging from clubs to corporate events. Whether its Top40, Latin, Funk, Rock, or Jazz, you’ll find yourself dancing and singing to their infectious sound.
As an in-demand party band, Livewire is frequently hired to perform at private
parties, country clubs, weddings, festivals, top clubs, and resorts including the
Los Altos Golf & Country Club, The Menlo Circus Club, and Villa Montalvo.
Showcasing an eclectic mix of the best songs from the 70’s and 80’s through
current rock and dance hits, the band accurately covers a wide range of music,
from Journey to Michael Jackson.
800 Block of Laurel
Saturday and Sunday: Heartstrings (Italian Mandolin)
Laurel @ Cherry
Saturday: Oscar Reynolds (Music of the Andes)
Walnut @ San Carlos Avenue:
Saturday: John Clarke Music (Acoustic Spanish Guitar)
San Carlos Avenue @ El Camino Real
Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 pm: Olivia Zell and Matt DeScala (Acoustic Music)