Menlo Summer Fest  – 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. Thirteen top-shelf bands, DJs and music mixologists performing on two big stages and multiple street locations 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 Summer Fest, coming up July 21-22 on Santa Cruz Avenue.


PRESENTED BY
Kona Brewing Company


PRESENTED BY
Michelob Ultra

ForeverlandFOREVERLAND

East Bay Mudd
East Bay Mudd

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid, A War Tribute

Illeagles
Illeagles

Rock Steady SF
Rock Steady SF

Jack Mosbacher
The Jack Mosbacher Band

Riekestra
The Riekestra

Big news! It's the party of the year in Menlo Park and this year we're bringing it back in a big way as we celebrate the King of Pop! Catch FOREVERLAND, a 14-piece electrifying tribute to the music of Michael Jackson, at the "Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough Cool Down Concert" on Saturday, July 21, 5-7pm in Fremont Park, part of this year's Menlo Summer Fest!

The Fremont Park area, branded as Summerland for the festival, will be a major hub of music, food, drink, excitement and energy featuring the Facebook Community Music Stage, the big Hopsland Craft Beer Tent, Mobile Eats food trucks, Mechanical Bull ride and non-stop tossing action in Cornhole Corner.

At the El Camino Real end, making its festival debut this year is the FUNISTA Tropical Beats DJ Tiki Lounge featuring some of the top DJs and music mixologists hailing from the Bay, along with the super cool What’s Up Photo Booth and Stay Cool Misting Tent and copious food and beverage tents.

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY STAGE  Presented by Kona Brewing Company and Michelob Ultra (Fremont Park)

Since 2009, FOREVERLAND has been mesmerizing audiences around the country with their larger-than-life tribute to the one and only Michael Jackson. Featuring four dynamic vocalists, a powerhouse rhythm section, and the hardest working horn section in the biz, Foreverland recreates hits from the Jackson 5 era through the end of Michael’s incredible career in a way that honors the King of Pop’s musical genius and legendary showmanship like no other tribute band has ever done”.

Cisco Kid is made up of the Bay Area’s top musicians led by Recording Artist Drummer/ Vocalist “Joey Jam” Flores. Their band members, including him, have played with The Temptations, Joe Luis Walker, Smash Mouth, Edwin Star, Al Green just to name a few, will be taking you down memory lane with all the Top Hits of the Legendary Band WAR/LOWRIDER.

East Bay Mudd is a dynamic 9-piece band that has been thrilling audiences and dancers all over the Bay Area for years with their upbeat and powerful take on Soul, Funk and R&B classics. The band’s approach is to stay true to the songs they cover both in musical arrangement and style. A stellar lead singer and fabulous rhythm section are the basic ingredients for an outstanding band, but East Bay Mudd has an additional feature that makes the band great – a dynamite horn section. Talented band members include lead singer Tommy Banks, drummer T Moran, bass and guitar players Brian Hough and Bobby Cedro, with Cote Reese on keyboards, Michael Peloquin tenor sax and harmonica, Craig Bryant trombone and Cookie Reese baritone and alto sax. 

The Illeagles are hands-down the Bay Area’s [premier Eagles tribute band. In the true spirit of the word tribute, this group of seasoned players honors the spirit of the legendary Eagles and keeps true to the essence of the musicianship and incredible song catalog honoring the Eagles legacy. 

Rock Steady SF plays an expansive song list from Old School to New School — R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Motown, Disco and Rock. This is one high caliber, high energy band filled with veteran players who will have you on your feet dancing and singing along.

Jack Mosbacher, a graduate of Menlo School and Stanford University, has sold out venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago with his infectious presence and unique brand of retro-pop. Mosbacher's voice and sound, with its timeless warmth, carefully crafted hooks, and modern charisma, have drawn comparisons to masters of a bygone era: The Temptations, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson, and Hall and Oates. Fresh off the Sail Across the Sun tour with Train, Michael Franti, and Gym Class Heroes, Jack can't wait to be back playing music in his hometown.

The Riekestra is a rock/funk band from the Bay Area, 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.

FUNISTA TROPICAL BEATS DJ TIKI LOUNGE (El Camino Real)

DJ I-Cue
DJ I-Cue

DJ Luis Medina
DJ Luis Medina

DJ Leydis
DJ Leydis

DJ Waltdigz
DJ Waltdigz

DJ I-Cue
Styles: Latin, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggae, Funk, Soul & R&B
DJ I-Cue is a San Francisco native, having playing at nightclubs and music festivals all over the bay area and abroad. Spinning anything from Latin, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, and R&B, DJ I-Cue blends in different genres of music together while keeping the dance floor packed!

DJ Luis Medina
Styles: Old School Salsa & Latin Jazz
Luis Medina is a renowned DJ, MC and musicologist with a distinguished career in media, and has produced and hosted Salsa, Cuban Music and Latin Jazz programs on radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. His long running program “Con Sabor” is broadcast every Saturday night from 9 to 11 p.m. on KPFA 94.1 FM

DJ Leydis
Styles: Cuban Hip Hop, Rumba
Originally from Cuba, DJ Leydis is a pioneer for Cuban Hip-Hop in her native land, having helped organize some of the most highly respected and widely attended events and community programs for Hip-Hop in Cuba. Now based in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, DJ Leydis has opened sets for Erykah Badu, Quest Love of the Roots, Mos Def, and in 2016, she had the honor and privilege of representing Cuba at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception hosted by President Barack Obama.

DJ Waltdigz
Styles: Reggaeton, Timba, Top 40
Born to Salvadorian parents, DJ Waltdigz (Walter Vela) was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was exposed to a variety of musical styles and genres. DJ Waltdigz has had the pleasure of playing a variety of music (Reggaeton, Timba, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40) at many popular clubs and concerts around the Bay and across the country.

HeartStrings Music
HeartStrings Music

Stephen Dreyfuss
Stephen Dreyfuss

STREET MUSICIANS

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

Saxophonist and arranger Stephen Dreyfuss plays Tenor and Baritone with a flair for technique, whether playing in Jazz, Pop or Blues settings. In addition to his instrumental artistry, Stephen enjoys composing songs and singing as well.

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

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY STAGE
Presented by Kona Brewing Company and Michelob Ultra (Fremont Park)

Saturday, July 21

11:30 AM The Reikestra
1 PM Rock Steady SF
3 PM East Bay Mudd
5 PM FOREVERLAND

Sunday, July 22

12 PM The Jack Mosbacher Band
2 PM Illeagles
4 PM Cisco Kid, A War Tribute

FUNISTA TROPICAL BEATS DJ TIKI LOUNGE (El Camino Real)

Saturday, July 21

 11 AM DJ I-Cue
2 PM DJ Luis Medina

Sunday, July 22

11 AM  DJ Leydis
2 PM DJ Waltdigz

STREET MUSICIANS (Both Days)

Stephen Dreyfuss
HeartStrings Music

Menlo Summer Fest

Hot Fun in the Summertime
July 21-22, 2018 10am to 6pm
Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA