2018 Entertainment Line-up
Laurel Street Park Stage
Saturday, Laurel Street Park Stage
Blessed with a rafter-reaching soprano ranged voice that emanates grit and fire, Toree McGee describes her music as a blend of “Woodstock rock ‘n’ roll, and sparkly country.” This eclectic style is equal parts percussion-driven swagger and playful melodies. Behind the northern California native’s powerful, edgy vocals is a candid, bubbly personality, along with a natural, effervescent stage personality inherited from a family filled with performers. McGee opened for country music superstars, Justin Moore & Clay Walker, followed by opening slots for rising stars, A Thousand Horses, Austin Webb, Drake White, The Cadillac Three, and Whiskey Myers. Her first EP was officially released in October 2015.
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!
Sunday, Laurel Street Park Stage
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!
Stealin’ Chicago & Aja Vu
(Chicago and Steely Dan Tributes)
“Aja Vu & Stealin’ Chicago celebrate the music of Steely Dan and Chicago. Aja Vu has long performed the music of Steely Dan and now they’ve added a generous set of Chicago favorites to a show of stellar and totally classic music. That’s right: one great band, two great tributes.
Now you can hear songs you know and love played live! From Reelin in the Years to Saturday in the Park, they perform the music with pure love for the harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.”
San Carlos Avenue Stage
Saturday, San Carlos Avenue 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 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!
Sunday, San Carlos Avenue Stage
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.
(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.
800 Block of Laurel: Heartstrings (Italian Mandolin)
Laurel @ Cherry: Oscar Reynolds (Music of the Andes)
Walnut @ San Carlos Avenue: TBA