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Music on the Square 2017

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MOTS_tile150xFridays 6:00-8:00pm
June 2 through September 1, 2017
Courthouse Square (map)

Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night's Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer! Thanks to sponsorship and community support we are able to continue to bring you these high-energy shows that get everyone off their feet dancing and having a great time. Plus, being surrounded by so many scrumptious and diverse restaurants and bars, there are plenty of options for a variety of cuisine before, during and after the show! Courthouse Square is our Community's "Living Room" and our weather can't be beat! Come down and spend your Fridays with us!

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POP Rocks

June 2 • Dance Band
Pop Rocks
Pop Rocks is the ultimate dance band- Tons of high-energy hits mixed with the classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Nothing but songs to keep you on the dance floor *all night long*, from Bon Jovi to Bruno Mars, to Marvin Gaye, Pop Rock's digs deep into classic dance songs and executes them with style and enthusiasm!  


June 9 • Santana Tribute  + Art on the Square
Now in the midst of its Twentieth Anniversary Tour, Caravanserai has established itself as the most widely known Santana Tribute band in the country. This is the group the San Jose Metro declared “The Top Santana Tribute” and the San Francisco Examiner called “The Country’s Pre-eminent Santana Tribute Band,” and radio DJ, Wayne Coy declared “The Greatest Santana Tribute in the World” on the air at KKIQ 101.7 in the Bay Area. Originally a replication of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Santana’s legendary early days, Caravanserai has grown to include material from all eras of Santana’s 47-year history. The Caravanserai show explosively recreates the rhythms, drive and the atmosphere of sounds that have made Santana a mainstay in the history of Rock Music for the past five decades!

EntourageJune 16 • Party Band TOP 40
San Francisco Bay Area band, Entourage prides itself on always delivering a versatile, high quality visual and musical production. From today’s favorites to yesterday’s classics, the Entourage band’s wealth of experience across a variety of genres is sure to make this a night to remember. Over the years, they have had the privilege of entertaining people throughout the Bay Area and beyond at corporate events, weddings, festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and now on Courthouse Square!

mitch woodsJune 23 • Jumpin' Boogie
Mitch Woods and His Rockin 88s

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues for two decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”

neon-velvet June 30 • New Wave + Modern Rock Hits
Neon Velvet

Imagine all the sass and the glamour of the 80's New Romantics (Duran Duran, Bowie) in a lurid embrace with the potent synth rock of today (The Killers, Franz Ferdinand). The result is a devilishly fun night of sexy dance music. Neon Velvet is the elite Modern Rock Dance Party blending New Wave and Modern Pop Hits that packs the dance floor and delivers an unforgettable time!

Feel the Velvet.


paperback writerJuly 7 • Beatles Tribute Jewelry on the Square
Paperback Writer
Paperback Writer - The Beatles Experience takes its audience on a trip through the musical years of the world’s most popular rock group of all time! Hear hits from the Ed Sullivan Show through the colorful Sgt. Pepper’s years and on to the rooftops of Let It Be, performed with "spot on" vocal, look and sound alike ability. This national show is featured at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure park and has dazzled audiences across the United States and around the world performing fairs, major casinos, theaters, as well as headlining cruise ship showrooms for 4 major cruise lines.

Critics have spoken!
“The Look, The Sound…Amazing” San Francisco Chronicle.
Paperback Writer is guaranteed to bring audiences the most precise experience of The Beatles as humanly possible. Disney Entertainment. 
“Our first choice in Beatles shows…hands down!” Holland America Cruise Lines

long train runninJuly 14 • Doobie Brothers Tribute
Long Train Runnin'

With their extensive Bay Area musical backgrounds, these musicians perform songs from the Doobie Brothers' Record Catalog with the live energy of a Doobie Brothers concert. Hear favorites like, Listen To The Music, Long Train Runnin, Black Water, Takin' It To The Streets and What A Fool Believes.  This catalog includes many favorite top hits and outstanding arrangements for a rockin' live concert experience.


lara price bandJuly 21 • Blues
Lara Price
Lara Price is a survivor…
Born in the war-torn country of Vietnam in 1975 and abandoned at birth, Lara became a part of the controversial “Operation Baby Lift”, a mass evacuation of orphans from South Vietnam to the United States. As 90 percent of the orphaned babies did not survive, her journey out of Vietnam to her new home was nothing short of a miracle. Indeed, Lara is truly a survivor in every sense.

Price discovered the power of music at the tender age of 6, when she started taking piano lessons in England with legendary 80’s music innovator Howard Jones. The journey of Lara’s blues band (The Lara Price Band) includes tours across the United States and China. It also includes five CD’s that Price has produced, co-written, and is featured playing drums, guitar, and backup vocals. Lara and her band have shared the bill with R&B legends, Etta James, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell and many more.

rafaJuly 28 • Reggae
Rafa is the Hebrew word for “healing.” The band's focus is to bring healing to people through their music, words, and actions. Rafa is based out of East Palo Alto and started out about six years ago as part of the Vintage Music Collective, a diverse group of musicians that were into playing different styles of soul music. Rafa grew as a band when they were invited to open some of the Island Sol shows at the Avalon in Santa Clara, opening for Hawaiian reggae acts like J Boog, Fiji, Ekolu, Rebel Souljahz and others. Since then they’ve done monthly residencies at Mojito in San Francisco, and Club Fox in Redwood City.
Mustache-Harbor August 4 • Yacht Rock
Mustache Harbor
Our mission, our destiny, is simple, to build a mustache army capable of creating a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since the days when Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band, to name but a few, created A.M. Gold. So Join us, party with us, live with us, work out at the dojo with us, sing with us, slap on a stash and drink from our bountiful coconuts filled with delicious grooves and tasty hooks. 
steel_n_chicagoAugust 11 • Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute
Steel ‘n’ Chicago

The band you knew as Aja Vu now plays the music of both Steely Dan and Chicago. Now you can hear the songs you know and love played live! From Reelin in the Years and Rikki Don't Lose That Number to Saturday in the Park and 25 or 6 to 4, they perform the music with conviction and pure love for the melodic hooks and harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.

whiskey dawnAugust 18 • Country
Whiskey Dawn
Whiskey Dawn has broken the mold for ‘California Country.’ With the release of their first original album, "Dear Nashville", Whiskey Dawn's popularity sky-rocketed to unimagined heights. Regularly featured on 101.9 the Wolf and 105.1 KNCI in Sacramento, Whiskey Dawn’s music has also been heard on multiple country stations up and down the State of California, Oregon, Nevada & Arizona. Whiskey Dawn has sold thousands of copies of “Dear Nashville” and are now in the process of recording their sophomore album.

foreverland August 25 • Michael Jackson Tribute Art on the Square

When Foreverland took the stage for the first time one San Francisco night in June 2009, no one could have predicted that just two weeks later, Michael Jackson would pass away. But since that moment, Foreverland: The Electrifying 14-piece Tribute to Michael Jackson, has been leading a larger-than-life celebration of his musical legacy from coast to coast.

A different kind of tribute band, you won’t see any impersonations here. Instead, Foreverland simply aims to honor and do justice to the music and spirit of the King of Pop. Throughout this truly unforgettable performance, die-hard fans will relive their favorite MJ moments, and younger crowds will rediscover the amazing music that remains timeless.

pride-and-joy September 1 • Pop/Soul 
Pride and Joy

During its many years of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained the most popular band on the Bay Area music scene. This group is the Pride of the Bay Area and a Joy to anyone who loves to dance. They have achieved this by presenting the most timeless pop/soul music of our time in an electrifying high-style show that pulls the audience directly into the heart of their performance. “It's always been natural for us to reach out and draw in the audience.We make the people feel they're part of the performance because they are,” says Pride & Joy founder and band leader Coleman Burke. “That's what Pride & Joy has always been about--creating a great feeling in the room. That's as important a part of our show as the work we put into our look, choreography, and arrangements.”


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