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Music in the Park 2017

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Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
June 14- August 16, 2017
Stafford Park- corner of King St. & Hopkins Ave
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Join us for FREE music for 10 weeks throughout the summer! Families and friends will be thrilled to take part in our free outdoor concert series at beautiful Stafford Park, this year through August 16th.

There is a concession tent selling hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, and drinks, graciously operated and donated by the Optimist Club of Redwood City. All proceeds benefit the Save the Music program in Redwood City Schools.

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jokers and thievesJune 14 • Party Band
Jokers and Thieves
SF Bay Area's Jokers & Thieves (J&T) delivers versatile, energetic, high-quality musical entertainment. From today’s favorites to yesterday’s classics, J&T plays a diverse range, from Motown to Hip Hop/Dance, Country to classic Rock, Alternative Rock to the Disco Favorites. Whether a chest-pumping dance set or cool acoustic & vocal grooves, J&T’s sure to get you on your feet or singing along.  

hibbity jibbityJune 21 • Original Blues Rock & Soul
Hibbity Dibbity
Besides their great name, San Francisco's own Hibbity Dibbity plays a one-of-a-kind swamp-funk-rock sound that will take you back to the days of Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, and other Bay Area Rock and Roll legendary bands. They'll bring the old school San Francisco jam-band sound to you via their soulful rock vocals and liquid guitar sounds. 


motor dude zydecoJune 28 • Zydeco
Motordude Zydeco

Motordude Zydeco has been an important part of the Bay Area Cajun and Zydeco dance scene since 1989 playing the raucous, infectious music which emanates from the bayous of southwest Louisiana. They have taken their joy as far as England, Denmark, Scotland, Florida, Seattle, Los Angles, San Diego and many other places. Using rubboard, piano and button accordions, guitar, bass, drums and fabulous vocals they include a wide range of musical styles such as hot Zydeco two steps, jump blues, elegant waltzes, rhythm and blues and gorgeous ballads. They are guaranteed to put the pep in your dance step and the love in your heart!!

 
blue summitJuly 5 • Bluegrass
Blue Summit

Blue Summit started out as a group of bluegrass festival going hooligans who loved to hang out and jam. After being friends for a while, they decided it was time to be more than friends and they became bandmates. Thus, Blue Summit was born. Fueled by the powerfully sweet voice of seven-time NCBS award winning vocalist AJ Lee and the masterful instrumental work of the whole band, Blue Summit has created an exciting repertoire of originals and covers spanning many genres including bluegrass, folk, western swing, jazz, and blues.


janel and the heistJuly 12 • Dance Band
Janel and the Heist

Plus Fun in the Park from 4:00-8:00pm

Based in Redwood City and playing the best dance, rock, pop and soul from across the decades, Janel and the Heist is an uplifting, high-energy experience guaranteed to get you out of your seat. Front woman, Janel Tan is also a season 13 American Idol top 75 finalist and power-singer with a versatile vocal range, innovative style, and dynamic presence. This lady can belt. 

 

kyle jesterJuly 19 • Blues
Kyle Jester

I formerly played with Candye Kane, Earl Thomas, & Thomas Yearsley of the Paladins.  My latest album is titled After All This, listen to it here.  Currently, I play up and down the West Coast and in Europe with my own band, as well as with West Coast Playboys, Hot Roux, Billy Watson, Aki Kumar.

 
Tortilla SoupJuly 26 • Latin
Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup was founded in 2003 and features former members of the legendary groups Tower of Power & Malo. With over 30 years of experience, Tortilla Soup derives their music style from influences like Latin, Cumbia, Salsa, Tex-Mex, R&B, Blues, to Funk and Soul. Lead by Robert Payne, Tortilla Soup strives to bring to their audiences "El Sabor de la Musica." The band's commitment shows a dedication that can best be understood by listening to their smooth, soulful, and danceable sounds.

 
lost dog foundAugust 2 • Jump / Swing
Lost Dog Found
Lost Dog Found can be (and has been) described with a lot of musical adjectives, combining many genres into their own distinctive modern sound is where they have set themselves apart. This is not a nod at the 20's, nor a throwback to the 60's. Lost Dog Found has set out to become their own genre, and their live performances have become one of the sweatiest, electric, crowd-interactive parties you'll ever attend, widely regarded as being one of the best live acts coming out of the S.F. Bay Area. 
 
sinister dexterAugust 9 • Funk/Soul
Sinister Dexter

Sinister Dexter is a ten-piece soul machine that brings the unique sound of the great funk horn bands to the park. Featuring the sensational vocalist Rebecca Lipon, a hot five-piece horn section, and a tight rhythm section, Sinister Dexter puts on a high energy show that keeps you moving late into the night.


Top Shelf ClassicsAugust 16 • Motown and Classic Soul Favorites
Top Shelf
Top Shelf is truly a one-of-a-kind party band. Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown '60s, old school '70s, Retro '80s and '90s, as well as smooth jazz, doo-wop, classic soul, and R&B, they've been dazzling the Bay Area music scene for years. With an unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining, they are an irresistibly fun night out. Known for their mingling and interaction, as well as their melodic, acapella harmonies, soul-stirring vocals, sophisticated style, and engaging personalities, they bring the party right to the crowd. The room transforms into a choreographed production as Top Shelf grabs audiences, young and old, with a positive energy that captivates and entertains.

 

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