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"Hot Fun In The Summertime"
July 21 – 22, 2018 10am to 6pm
Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, California
live music on stage and street at Menlo Summerfest in downtown Menlo Park, California

Menlo Summerfest  – The Best Two Days of Music Ever in Menlo Park

Get ready: the greatest two days of music Menlo Park has ever experienced is coming. Eleven top-shelf bands, two big stages and multiple street locations of sensational live music plus a warm, sun-splashed weekend transform Menlo Park into the Bay Area’s entertainment mecca for the city’s big, mid-summer shindig – Menlo Summerfest, coming up July 21–22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue.

The Soundwaves Stage Presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company on El Camino Real will be a major hub of music, food, drink, excitement and energy. The Fremont Park area, re-branded as Summerland, will feature the Mod Mix Millennial Stage, the new Hopsland Craft Beer Tent, Mobile Eats food trucks, What’s Up Photo Booth and non-stop Cornhole tossing action.

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Zepparella
Zepparella

Jambalaya
Jambalaya

Andre Thierry
Andre Thierry

Boombox
Boombox

Sang Matiz
Sang Matiz

Sol Peligro
Sol Peligro

The Riekestra
The Riekestra

SOUNDWAVES STAGE Presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company (El Camino Real)

Zepparella is the Led Zeppelin Powerhouse hailing from San Francisco. Vocalist Noelle Doughty, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Angeline Saris, and Drummer Clementine have brought their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the US and Canada. Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Zep’s catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.

Jambalaya is a collective of cultural dancers, percussionists, and musicians that feature an energetic stage performance of dance music rooted in African, Brazilian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Latin rhythms. JAMBALAYA was founded in 2007 with the mission to celebrate cultural diversity around the world, and share the group’s universal message of love, harmony and tolerance.

GRAMMY-nominated Andre Thierry has already been deemed a legend. He is an exceptional multi-dimensional musician who has a finely-honed ability to merge his Accordion Soul sounds with blues, r&b, jazz, latin and rock. His musical mastery enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations while staying true to the past. Come on out for a guaranteed good time!

Boombox is Northern California's hottest dance party band playing Rock, Soul and Funk hits from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today! This band has a stellar line-up of serious Bay Area music legends – Teal Collins (The Mother Truckers), April Grisman (Y&T), Miles Schon (Miles Schon Band), Denise Martin (Mr. Big), Angeline Saris (Zepparella) and Jonathan Korty (Vinyl). Wait till’ Boombox unleashes the super-killer jams, you will be up on your feet singing and dancing!!

Sang Matiz fuses energetic World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with Flamenco fingerpicking, adding touches of contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz, and Funk. In August 2015, they were chosen and honored to open for the legendary Cuban band, Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra for their final "Adios Tour," followed by an invitation to share a stage with internationally renowned, LA-based band, Ozomatli. In light of Sang Matiz's continued success and growing popularity, they will be joining forces with the eclectic and distinguished Gipsy Kings in May of 2017.  The band encompasses talented musicians who have won Grammy Awards as well as those who have garnered various local accolades. Thanks to a grant awarded by The California Arts Council Endowment for the Arts and The San Francisco Arts Commission for Cultural Equity, they released the album, “Ship It!" and are currently in production of their second album.

Sol Peligro literally translates to “the sun that people feel threatened by.” The band was formed in '05 and is a Latin/Reggae nine-piece from Sacramento and led by founder Sam Miranda (lead vocals). Sol Peligro has won Best Latin Band three times for the Sacramento Area Music Awards (Sammies). In 2012, Sol Peligro was inducted into the Sammies Hall Of Fame. The group has performed with greats like Ozomatli (The Fillmore, SF), Groupo Fantasma, and B Side Players (Harlows, Sacramento).

The Riekestra is a rock/funk band from the Bay Area in California, made up of students and staff from the Riekes Center, a non-profit education organization based in Menlo Park, California. The Riekestra performs as the backing band for student performances at The Riekes Center's monthly Creative Arts recitals and annually travels to Barcelona, Spain for a 3-week summer performance tour. The Riekestra has appeared at numerous Off The Grid events, San Jose SOFA Street Fair, Facebook Farmer's Market, and various other community festivals and events.

SUMMERLAND MOD MIX MILLENIAL STAGE (Fremont Park)

The Jack Mosbacher Band
"Jack Mosbacher
is a star on the rise."
–San Francisco Chronicle

Jack Mosbacher is an independent recording and performing artist based in San Francisco. His sound spans the gulf between the full-throated soul of Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke and the big hook sensibility of the modern roots rockers like Elvis Costello and Train. Noted for his high-energy live shows and upbeat tunes that celebrate life and love, Jack has been called “a joyful, exuberant take on the best of pop” by Skope Media and “a great example of how supreme musicianship and composition come together to create an experience that all music fans can – and will – enjoy” by IAE Magazine.

Jack graduated with Honors from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Varsity baseball team. Beyond music, he is passionate about human rights and international justice; his articles on democracy promotion have been featured in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, and The Los Angeles Times and have been presented before the Council on Foreign Relations.

"My music is an extension of my life. And my music, like my life, has one main purpose: to make people smile,” said Mosbacher.

Life is about moments, and I want to write the soundtrack. I want to be your road-trip music, your wedding song, your Monday morning boost and your late-night jam. The song you put on when you need a lift and the show that leaves you sore from dancing all night. I want to create the music that reminds you that life and love are worth celebrating and that everything is going to be alright.

Also bringing their unique talents to the Mod Mix Millennial Stage is a fascinating variety of comedy, performance art, DJs and live music. 

Chaz & Co.
Chaz & Co.

John Clarke
John Clarke

HeartStrings Music
HeartStrings Music

STREET MUSICIANS

While you’re perusing the sights and delights, listen for these street musicians scattered throughout the festivities:

Chaz & Co. is a multi-instrumentalist/soloist and a well-known, seasoned freelance musician, band leader and entertainer. He’s a skilled jack of all trades. Chaz plays the saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, keyboards, piano & drums plus does vocals. He has performed all over the world a wide range of musical styles – from classical, new age, jazz standard, smooth jazz, swing, big band, r&b, rock, oldies, blues, country, reggae and calypso, Latin dance, hip hop and rap.

John Clarke’s Spanish-influenced acoustic nylon-string guitar playing is something to behold. The talented strummer makes his beautiful and complex Spanish and Latin American pieces look effortless.

Let Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger of Heartstrings Music transport you to old Italy with their collections of tarantellas, polkas, and traditional heartfelt ballads. These romantic Italian melodies played with skilled hands on the guitar and mandolin bring the charm of the Old Country to California.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

SOUNDWAVES STAGE
Presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company (El Camino Real)

Saturday, July 21

Music lineup coming soon!

Sunday, July 22

Music lineup coming soon!

SUMMERLAND MOD MIX MILLENIAL STAGE (Fremont Park)

Saturday, July 21

Music lineup coming soon!

Sunday, July 22

Music lineup coming soon!

STREET MUSICIAN LOCATIONS (Both Days)

Music lineup coming soon!

LOCATION & DATES

Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street
Menlo Park, California

July 21–22, 2018
10am – 6pm

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