One of the most successful blues
musicians in the world, will make a stop in Sand City while on his 2013 Blues Tour. His blues guitar and R&B vocals have earned him
multiple Blues Music Awards and,
his forthcoming release, “Hard
Believer,” promises to live up to the legend himself. We should be able to own a copy by the time the festival unfolds. Castro will perform with his new band “The Painkillers.
Take caution, these Painkillers
could be habit forming!
Carmel Stone Imports
1725 Contra Costa, Sand City
Red Beans & Rice, a spicy Monterey Bay area staple specializing in a unique blend of Chicago, Texas swing, Louisiana, contemporary and original music has garnered them numerous awards. Performing throughout the West Coast at various Festivals and venues, Red Beans & Rice has shared the stage with some of the greats in blues. This performance will be no exception!
10:00am - 12:00pm KPIG
12:00pm-12:45pm Guitars Not Guns Band
1:00pm-1:45pm Stranger Band
2:00pm-3:00pm Chris Cain
Two stages will host a number of performances by local and visiting musicians who will waste no time getting the party started. The Main Stage kicks off with the popular Sambahemians and their all-inclusive dance party and jumps right into One A-Chord, a Monterey Bay area band that has taken traditional Hawaiian style music and cultivated it into their own unique Island Reggae sound. Hear more of their sound via www.facebook.com/OneAChord831.
The Soft White Sixties will take the stage at 1pm and give the audience a massive dose of what they call, “Working Class Soul – a gritty edge to modern pop,” reminiscent of classic R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll but with a contemporary sensibility. These talented musicians, Octavio Genera (vocals), Aaron Eisenberg (guitar/keys), Ryan Noble (bass), and Joey Bustos (drums) form a completely distinct sound that you will be hearing a lot more of in the near future. Say you saw them here first! Learn about their latest release here: http://thesoftwhitesixties.com/
Mike Beck, a real cowboy from Monterey County, performs a wide array of folk, rock and Americana music. Beck has a loyal local following and, now, this seasoned musician is receiving national recognition for his unique brand of Country music. According to Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, “Mike Beck plays the guitar like a Byrd. His strings do things that mine could never do. They obey the slightest finger-touch commands like a fine Reining Horse.” Visit www.MikeBeck.com for more information on his rising career.
In between musical sets the Paper Wing Theater will perform a few numbers from their latest production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Later in the day, view the presentation by the talented Hawaiian Ke Kai Dancers. A number of Sand City businesses and artists studios are also planning on featuring entertainment in their establishments, ensuring there will be something for everyone.
Audio Waltz will perform in the Floorstore Parking Lot on Saturday 12-1pm and 4-5pm. Sweet Elena’s Bakery will host entertainment and local artists throughout the two-day event and Earthbound Tattoo Studio is going all out for their 2nd year anniversary and hosting a Luau on Saturday afternoon, complete with live music and refreshments. The popular Hawaiian band Ho’omana will perform there from 12:30 pm - 2:00pm, and One A-Chord does a second act there at 3:00pm to 4:30 pm. Junk Jam Stage and the Arts Activities will be in front of the Cristofolo Design Gallery at the end of Ortiz. Performing in the Junk Jam will be Alisal Percussion, the Sambahemians, among others. The Corner Gallery, at 1717 Contra Costa,will feature Tom Faia and the Juice Saturday from noon to 4 pm.