2017 Entertainment Lineup:
Downtown Main Stage
(Laurel Street Park)
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 superstar, Clay Walker in San Jose, followed by another opening slot for rising stars, A Thousand Horses, and Drake White. Her full EP was officially released in October 2015.
Now in it’s nineteenth 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!
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!
Journey dominated arenas worldwide in the late 70s, 80s, and the amazing comeback in the mid-90s. What if you could see a band like that again? Journey still tours, but for those longing for the “voice” of the band that was fronted by Steve Perry back in the day should now treat yourself to JOURNEY REVISITED” Reliving the Glory Days of Journey” a concert recreation of the band covering its greatest smash hits from 1978-1996. With the distinctive lead vocals of Jeff Salado and the signature Steve Perry tone, JOURNEY REVISITED features fantastic harmonies and dynamic instrumentals. JR recreates note for note accurate renditions of Journey classics all in their original keys, and gives its audience an uncannily accurate tribute to the “Perry & Rolie” sound without prerecorded backing tracks or digital vocal enhancements.
San Carlos Avenue Stage
Hailing from The Caribbean, Ashton & PAN EXTASY 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.
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!
(Jumpin’ Rhythm & Boogie)
Little David Rose’s thumpin’ stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of William Beatty provide the rhythmic foundation of the band’s jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Keith Crossan on the saxophone. These two fellas create the fireworks of vintage rhythm and blues. The charming Hank Maninger on vocals and lead guitar has become a trademark of Stompy Jones.
(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