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STREET FAIRE • OPEN STUDIO TOURS • LIVE MUSIC

2020 CANCELED

2021 Dates TBD

 

FRIDAY NIGHT
KICK OFF PARTY

WIN A GUITAR
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Dweezil Zappa an American rock guitarist and actor. He is the son of musical composer and performer Frank Zappa. Dweezil recorded his first album "My Mother Is A Space Cadet”, at the age of 12. The album was produced by Edward Van Halen who also played on the album.

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Saturday

The Breedloves (Noon)

Breedloves

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DIRTY CELLO (1pm)

Duirty Cello

 

From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Ashland Daily Tidings.

"Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Oakland Magazine
 
"The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz

"A four-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of European classical music in a style that is unique and refreshing." Cloverdale Reveille

"The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does." LA Times

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Balto (2:30pm)

At its core, Balto is a rock’n’roll group from Los Angeles - groovy and exuberant, boozy and tight; a working band that has honed its sound over the better part of 8 years through the sweatiest dive-bars and clubs on three continents. The long nights, hard breaks, and unexpected joys of that life are all there in the music - in the poignant, quiet moments where songs simmer down to their bones and in the feverish emotionality of the big lifts. They’re lived-in songs, meant to be felt in person and danced to - all heart, blood, guts, hips, shoulders.

Over the last several years Balto has played hundreds of shows all over the USA, Continental Europe, and Russia, performing at festivals such as SXSW, Timber!, PDX Pop Now, and Echo Park Rising. They’ve supported heavyweight bands such as The Revivalists, Houndmouth, Blind Pilot, Low Cut Connie, all over and had songs featured by Rolling Stone, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, American Songwriter, Relix, Buzzbands.la and Consequence of Sound.

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Chris Cain (4pm)Chris Cain (4pm)

Chris Cain

Chris Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettable; uniquely his own, while reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King. As a child, Chris Cain attended concerts with his dad to hear many of the great blues artists of the time. When Cain burst onto the blues scene in 1987 with his award winning debut album, he soon found himself sharing the stage and trading licks with a few of those legends, including Albert King and Albert Collins. Chris Cain has released a dozen albums, each filled with soul-stirring songs pulled from his own blues drenched heart. His brand of blues is unforgettable.

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Redwood Stage:
Eli Mabanza (12:30)

Eli Mabanza

Eli mabanza

The music of Elie Mabanza is born from his roots in Africa and influenced by his love of rhythm, harmony and a need to tell his story through song. 
 
Elie picked up guitar at age 10 after playing percussion in his church from age 8. His brother taught him the basics and he took it from there, developing his own chords and rhythmic style. Music consumed him, he practiced relentlessly and is completely self taught. 
 
Elie’s “guitar gently weeps” while he paints pictures of both his pain and his joy with his beautiful, haunting voice. In his songs, he tells stories about his life in Africa. Most are sung in French, many in his native Lari.
 
Elie says his goal is to bring music to the world, so people have a better understanding that “life is life and people are people everywhere, even in the midst of terrible suffering.” He is a survivor against all odds and feels deep gratitude for his life and his music. The beauty and depth of his musical gifts are truly irresistible to the ear and the heart. Elie currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

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Leche Malo 1:45pm

Leche Malo

Leche Malo Opened the Independent Stage’s
Musical Sets

After years of touring and releasing music under his legal name, Vincent Randazzo adopts new persona and vibe with “Leche Malo”. The name hearkens to his uncle who played in the LA underground punk scene and references the South American turn of phrase ‘Mala Leche’ meaning ‘to have inherent bad luck’. This folk act is lyrically topical and balanced with pop and emo elements.

Meez (3pm)

Kings of the Valley (4:30pm)