San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Nov 16th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of November 15th, 2015 featuring Local Traffic Band, Lara Price & Friends, Given To Fly, and Jerry Sauceda.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday, November 19th @ 7:00pm

Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.  Over the years, public appearances included places like O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in Downtown San Jose, Santana Row, and since 2010, weekly at Capers in Campbell. Whether it's Van Morrison, Train, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, or Steppenwolf…we love to play music and hope you like what you'll hear!

Lara Price & Friends: Friday, November 20th @ 7:00pm

Like many full time musicians, Lara fronts and leads several musical projects: 
Lara Unplugged, an acoustic duo; Velvet Plum, a popular top 40’s party band, Militia of Love, a Cali-Reggae band; The 
Lara Price Band, a rootsy rockin’ blues band and the Lara Price Blues Revue a 
fantastic 10 piece R&B show band, and Girls Got the Blues. This is an all-star cast of female talent that has come together to make musical magic!

She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that 
demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her 
music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally 
superb.

Given To Fly: Saturday, November 21st @ 7:00pm

“Given To Fly” is an acoustic based rock trio that delves into the history of rock n roll. Performing a variety of classic rock tunes from the 60’s to today.

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, November 22nd @ 1:00pm

Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music Week of Nov 9th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of November 9th, 2015 featuring Mary Ellen Duell, Diminished Blue, Fog City Swampers, and Jerry Sauceda.

Mary Ellen Duell Duo: Thursday, November 12th @ 7:00pm

One of the best Vocalists in the Bay Area, Mary Ellen is well known and legendary in the South bay and with San Jose folks , as well as performing with The Garage Band. With her husband Thom they crank out the hits from Fleetwood Mac to you name it

Diminished Blue: Friday, November 13th @ 7:00pm

A little bit of the blues thing ... a little bit of the jazz thing ... and some of the rock 'n' roll thing too

Fog City Swampers: Saturday, November 14th @ 7:00pm

The Fog City Swampers have been Rocking Northern California and beyond since 2003. The band puts on a high energy show that's sure to get people moving on the dance floor. Along with classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash, audiences can also expect to hear more contemporary songs by such bands as The Civil Wars, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Black Keys, and many more. If you like live music, come on down and be a part of the Swamp Show!

Jerry Sauceda: Sunday, November 15th @ 1:00pm

Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Nov 2nd, 2015

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of November 2nd, 2015 featuring Jerry Sauceda, The Jump Kings, the Cruisetones and Wil Roberts Duo.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday, November 5th @ 7:00pm

Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

The Jump Kings: Friday, November 6th @ 7:00pm

the best in west coast jump/chicago blues!!

The Fabulous Cruisetones: Saturday, November 7th @ 7:00pm

The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the CruiseTones. Check them out!

The Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, November 8th @ 1:00pm

Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of October 26th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of October 26th, 2015 featuring the Local Traffic Band, The Fabulous Cruisetones, Otilia Donaire, and Mikey Day.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday, October 29th @ 7pm

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Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.  Over the years, public appearances included places like O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in Downtown San Jose, Santana Row, and since 2010, weekly at Capers in Campbell. Whether it's Van Morrison, Train, Bruno Mars, The Beatles, or Steppenwolf…we love to play music and hope you like what you'll hear!

The Fabulous Cruisetones: Friday, October 30th @ 7pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the CruiseTones. Check them out.

Otilia Donaire & the Back Alley Boys: Saturday, October 31st @ 7pm

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Singer, Otilia Donaire burst onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since. Otilia's powerful and gritty vocal style (reminiscent of rock and blues icons Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor) sings with raw depth and emotion, and has the adaptability to equally transition from a power driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad in making her a crowd favorite. She is an exceptionally dynamic and versatile performer, who is as comfortable belting out hard core, down home blues standards as she is taking on vintage rock and soul classics.

Mikey Day Solo: Sunday, November 1st @ 1pm

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James Mikey Day is a musician in the SF Bay Area specializing in Piano, Recording and Music Production. He currently travels the US for Roland Music Company.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of October 19th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of October 19th, 2015 featuring the Mary Ellen Duell Trio, Shark Sandwich, The Pearl Alley Band, and Diminished Blue.

The Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Thursday October 22nd @ 7pm

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Mary Ellen Duell has been singing in "The Garage Band", in the recording studio and on stages across the country for over two decades. Her unrivaled vocal talent along with her engaging stage presence truly makes Mary Ellen an entertainer guaranteed to exceed your expectations! Mary Ellen has a variety of fabulous musicians that provide live music that~combined with high-end recorded tracks~allows them to provide a huge variety of music that is continually being updated.

Shark Sandwich: Friday October 23rd @ 7pm

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Shark Sandwich is the ultimate band for any party. Our repertoire spans eight decades of pop, jazz, oldies, reggae, surf, classic rock, and dance tunes. We can play light background jazz music or keep the dance floor packed all night.

The Pearl Alley Band: Saturday October 24th @ 7pm

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Pearl Alley has opened for the likes of Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, James Hunter & Canned Heat. Pearl Alley played throughout Santa Cruz, including Moe's Alley, Fog Bank and Seabright Brewery, for nearly 10 years until transitioning their "headquarters" to San Jose in 2011. They are now actively gigging in the Silicon Valley area.

Suzanne St. John sings with the power, rawness and presence of Janis Joplin. She was baptized into the blues in the late 90s, singing with Archie Lee Hooker in the Bay Area.

A dedicated guitarist since age thirteen, and music major in college, Dave's main passion in life has always been music, and hard-hitting blues was his calling.

With blues veterans Dennis Dove on drums, Doug Mancini on bass and Dave Pierce on keys, the band is a tight, smokin' and entertaining quintet... it's Black Crowes meets Janis Joplin. 

This collaboration has produced a debut cd with ten of their original tunes (available at cd baby), and they continue to write original blues. This CD was recorded, mixed, and produced by Dave, and many of the tracks were recorded at Dave and Suzanne's home studio.

Diminished Blue: Sunday October 25th @ 1pm

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A little bit of the blues thing ... a little bit of the jazz thing ... and some of the rock 'n' roll thing too

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of October 12th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of October 12th, 2015 featuring Lara Price & Friends, the Mary Ellen Duell Trio, The Megatones, and the Jerry Sauceda Band.

Lara Price & Friends: Thursday, October 15th @ 7pm

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Lara and her band have shared the bill with R&B legends, Etta James, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell and many more. Like many full time musicians, Lara fronts and leads several musical projects: Lara Unplugged, an acoustic duo; Velvet Plum, a popular top 40’s party band, Militia of Love, a Cali-Reggae band; The Lara Price Band, a rootsy rockin’ blues band and the Lara Price Blues Revue a fantastic 10 piece R&B show band. As of late, Lara has been promoting her newest project, Girls Got the Blues. This is an all-star cast of female talent that have come together to make musical magic! She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally superb.

The Mary Ellen Duell Trio: Friday, October 16th @ 7pm

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“Divas of the Decades” is a show paying tribute to the female pop and rock vocalists that re-shaped music and touched all of our lives. Powered by our two “Divas” ~ Mary Ellen Duell and Amanda Dieck, you are guaranteed to be amazed when you see and hear them transform into : Madonna, Linda Ronstadt, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Gwen Stefani and Heart! The "Divas" back up band is "The Garage Band" which consists of some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, and has been pleasing audiences for over 2 decades.

The Megatones: Saturday, October 17th @ 7pm

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After a few initial shows with the group the Extremes, Harry and friends Dick Sillman and Joe Bac formed the earliest incarnation of the Megatones, with drummer Pat Greene and bassist Dave Buchanan. Ken Stollman soon replaced Dave on bass, with Mike Wills joining on drums, and the band quickly established itself as one of the premier cover bands in the bay area, headlining big parties at the Hearst Castle and the Mark Hopkins Hotel SF, and playing innumerable shows at local clubs. Guitarist Mike Sult joined in 2004, creating the band's current lineup.

The Jerry Saudeca Band: Sunday October 18th @ 1pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist.

 

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of October 5th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of October 5th, 2015 featuring: The Fabulous Cruisetones, the Jump Kings, The Fabulous XS Band, The Bob Burnett Band, and Wil Roberts.

The Fabulous Cruisetones: Thursday, October 8th @ 7pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the Fabulous CruiseTones

The Jump Kings: Friday, October 9th @ 7pm

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the best in west coast jump/chicago blues!!  

Gil de Leon - vocals/harmonica
Marvin Greene - guitar
Dave Chavez - upright bass
Ron Chavez - drums

The Fabulous XS Band: Saturday October 10th @ 12pm

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Having performed at 100's of great Weddings, large Fundraiser events, Social parties, and Corporate Events and Holiday Parties at most of the major Hotels, Country Clubs and Convention Centre's in the Bay area, this Band is known for fabulous Stage presentation, warm audience Rapport, and the best blend and variety of styles and decades of Romantic and High Energy Dance music in the Bay.  Great professional versatile musicianship that presents the best Variety of music that includes: Classic Big Band Swing (Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dianna Krull); Smooth Jazz; Latin (from Santana to Salsa) Disco;Motown / R and B; Rock and Roll, and current HIGH ENERGY Pop Dance Hits

The Bob Burnett Band: Saturday October 10th @ 7pm

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Bob Burnett's musical odyssey has landed him on stage at San Jose Jazz Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Utah Arts Festival, Alaska State Fair, Oregon Country Fair, Maui Steel Guitar Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz Center and major SF venues Slims and Great America Music Hall.  Burnett has shared the stage with Google Co-founder Larry Page, Emeril, David Lindley, Tony Curtis and Bruce Willis and was a regular on Kid’s Clubhouse KTEH TV. He is also featured in “Pele Voodoo Live!: A Rockumentary”, the new Annie Steinhardt book based on life on the road with popular Santa Cruz all-women world beat band Pele Juju. 

Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday October 11th @ 1pm

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Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of September 28th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in Downtown San Jose the week of September 28th, 2015 featuring Jerry Sauceda, Hootenanny!, Groovy Judy and the Mikey Day Duo.

Jerry Sauceda: Thursday October 1st @ 7pm

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Jerry Sauceda and his trio are primarily a cover band utilizing Jerry's very own uniquely designed sequenced backing tracks. Mr. Sauceda and his trio perform everything from Rock, Dance R&B, Hip Hop, Motown, Jazz Standards, Latin and Country. He plays as a live guitarist, vocalist with an accompanying live sax player and keyboardist. 

Hootenanny! Firday October 2nd @ 7pm

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Hootenanny! is an eclectic Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band from the San Jose Bay Area. We play the absolute greatest songs from the 60s, 70′s, 80s, and more.

Hootenanny! is not your average Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band.  Hootenanny! is the songs you love, the songs you grew up with, the songs you want to sing along to, and the songs you forgot about that you can’t believe we’re playing. We play an incredibly wide variety of classic rock and pop tunes, with a little country thrown in for flavor.

Groovy Judy: Saturday October 3rd @ 7pm

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Groovy Judy is one of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area. Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. She performs all over The Bay Area and beyond. With her band or as a solo artist, she always puts on an upbeat, positive show that gets people up and dancing. Photo Credit Darrel Lasky

Mikey Day Duo: Sunday October 4th @ 1pm

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He is a prolific Entertainer performing in all the popular big Irish and other Bars in Bay Area as a Solo act. Local San Jose guy, highly respected among musicians. 

 

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of Sept 21st

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances in downtown san jose featuring: Local Traffic, The Cruisetones, Crawdad Republic, and Cool & Easy the week of September 21st, 2015.

Local Traffic Band: Thursday September 24th @ 7pm

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Formed in the Summer of 2002, local traffic combines the songs you love – and will love – while giving them a unique sound and spin. Originally a 4-piece rock band, local traffic played every venue in the area – from the Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, to the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon – until the two founders decided to focus on their two favorite instruments…the ukulele and double bass. As a duo, local traffic has performed at many private events, corporate events, and weddings.

The Cruisetones: Friday September 25th @ 7pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the Fabulous CruiseTones. Check them out!

Crawdad Republic: Saturday September 26th @ 7pm

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Crawdad Republic was born among the vineyards in the Bay Area’s wine country. Their honest style is inspired by folk and bluegrass instrumentation and is vocally driven, often boasting four and five part harmonies. The band’s self titled album has received accolades for its simple form and catchy tunes. The Crawdad boys are currently working on their second studio album due to be released in early 2016.

Cool & Easy: Sunday September 27th @ 1pm

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Cool and Easy is a musical collaboration featuring musical friends and veteran singer songwriters Phil Cumiskey of Omani omaniband.com and Andrew Nack of Cali Nation calination.com, who have joined forces to create a fresh, fun, and danceable sound that is Cool and Easy.

Acoustic Reggae Duo featuring reggae-fied versions of a broad range of popular cover songs across many genres of music, such as traditional and modern reggae, classic rock, soul R&B, and modern pop, plus a tasty selection of Cool and Easy originals, as well as featuring songs by Cali Nation and Omani.

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San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Week of September 14th

San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM for live performances the week of September 14th, 2015 in Downtown San Jose featuring: The Fabulous Cruisetones, CR Burdan Shades & Hues, USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble, The Big Dreamers, and the Wil Roberts Duo.

The Fabulous Cruisetones: Thursday, September 17th @ 7pm

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The CruiseTones are a versatile, talented group of performers that can lay back & groove things early, then kick it up when it’s time to get the party rolling. Made up of some the Bay Area’s best musicians this group is comfortable playing many musical styles and are indeed, the CruiseTones. Check them out!

CR Burdan Shades and Hues: Friday, September 18th @ 7pm @ the Market Garage Patio

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Over thirty-five years performing as a singer/ songwriter/ musician, playing a wide variety of musical styles. Now, with my new band, and the release of my self-produced CD, "All Shades, All Hues", I am focusing on the blues, and the influence that the blues have had on the music that I love.Several years ago I had the distinct privilege of traveling to Memphis and the Mississippi Delta, to experience for the first time the birthplace of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. My week in that region greatly heightened my appreciation for the artists and musical roots that sprung from this fertile ground, and now, when I listen to the music that I love, I realize how much of it has been influenced by the blues.

USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble: Friday, September 18th @ 7pm @ the Market Plaza

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base California, carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds.  Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremiah True, this energetic group of highly-trained professional airmen-musicians offers an entertaining show you won't soon forget!

During a concert you’re likely to hear the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Count Basie as well as contemporary big band leaders and composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Maria Schneider. And no concert would be complete without a tribute to the late Major Glenn Miller and his famous Army Air Corp band. Featuring outstanding soloists as well as a superb vocalist, The Commanders is an ensemble capable of delivering a powerful musical performance.

The Big Dreamers: Saturday, September 19th @ 7pm

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Musical Group from San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring Original Music and familiar songs from many styles and artists. Big vocals, big sound, BIG FUN! Gilbert Anthony - guitars, synths, vocals Dwayne Rosemeyer - guitars, vocals Joe Miceli - Bass Guitar, vocals Billy Rivera - Drums

The Wil Roberts Duo: Sunday, September 20th @ 1pm

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Wil has toured across the U.S. and now lives in the San Francisco bay area. He has performed at world class resorts in the Caribbean, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and California. He has been a featured solo artist on the maiden voyage of a luxury cruise ship and has performed his solo for President Ford and his guest’s in Vail. Wil creates an atmosphere of musical excellence where ever he performs his mix of R&B, coffee house, and adult contemporary pop. 

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