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Music on the Square 2019

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Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
May 31 through August 30, 2019
Courthouse Square (map)

Free music every week throughout the summer! This year brings 14 unique concerts on Friday evenings from 6 to 8 pm, beginning with the variety band SONA on May 31st and running through August 30th with the seasonal favorite Pride and Joy closing out the season. With top-quality local and national musical performers — from rock and pop, to reggae and much more— music fans of all ages will be thrilled to discover and enjoy our free summer concert series. Courthouse Square is the Community's "Living Room" and the weather can't be beat! Come down and spend Fridays with us!

Reminder- glass bottled beverages are NOT allowed at events. This policy will be enforced. 


May 31 • Variety Band

Fronted by powerful female vocalist Sona Lofaro, SONA breathes new life into some of the biggest hits by artists such as Journey, P!NK, Van Halen, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Boston, Green Day, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, and many others. Creating a truly memorable experience guaranteed to please audiences of all ages. SONA keeps audiences on their feet and coming back for more. 

ILLEAGLESJune 7 • Eagles Tribute

Illeagles is 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 Eagles and keeps true to the essence of the musicianship honoring the Eagles incredible music catalog & legacy. 

the-big-fitJune 14 • Funk Rock
The Big Fit
plus Art on the Square

The Big Fit is a high-octane funk, soul, and rock with horns, organ and groove, wrapped up in thick, juicy vocal harmonies. The best kept secret in California, the Big Fit has been entertaining audiences with their unique blend of pop, funk, and rock music since 2005. Great songwriting and prodigious musicianship has earned them multiple music awards and seen them share the stage with national and international acts.


Caravanserai2019-300xJune 21 • Santana Tribute
Caravanserai with Tony Lindsay 

Now in its twenty second phenomenal year, Caravanserai is the most widely known and traveled Santana Tribute band in the land, and is now an established icon in the tribute world country-wide. 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 eclared "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 52-year history. Painstaking care has been taken in the recreation of early and new music performed by this band of
journeymen from the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Caravanserai show explosively recreates the rhythms, drive and the atmosphere of sounds that have made Santana a mainstay in the history Rock Music for the past five decades!

Super-Diamond-2018-300xJune 28 • Neil Diamond Tribute
Super Diamond

Super Diamond – tribute to the much loved, international pop icon Neil Diamond – perform the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry;” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and many more. Super Diamond’s success in America is unprecedented for a tribute band. With a nod from Neil (the man himself), Super Diamond has been embraced by the long time Neil Diamond fan-base and also found huge popularity in the hip rock clubs of America.

Super Diamond delivers a glittering performance of Neil’s power ballads and up-tempo hits with unrestrained enthusiasm! Every Super Diamond show is pure entertainment – classic music combined with fun, energy and passion – creating nostalgia for the good old days and excitement for today’s generation.

“GOOD TIMES never seemed SO GOOD” 

Ticket2RideJuly 5 • Bay Area Beatles Tribute

Ticket to Ride has been thrilling Bay Area audiences for over 20 years in clubs, at private affairs and festivals. The band delivers a high-energy performance of these classic songs as they might have been played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It’s nearly impossible not to get up and dance or sing along with favorites such as:

"A Hard Day’s Night"
"Eight Days A Week"
"Can't Buy Me Love"
"I Saw Her Standing There"
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
"The Ballad of John and Yoko"
"Back in the U.S.S.R."
"Please, Please Me"
"Twist and Shout”

and many more… so come on out and join the party!


July 12 • 80's Dance Band
Careless Whisper
plus Jewelry on the Square

From the decade that made them, Careless Whisper takes their audiences back to the most radically awesome decade ever…The 1980s! From their BIG hair to their bodacious ’80s inspired costumes, experience or re-experience a bump of the chart topping rock, new wave, and pop hits of the ‘80s.

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July 19 • Top 40 & Soul Review
California Soul

California Soul is the premier Bay Area Top 40 and Soul Review band, made up of heavy hitting players spanning the North, East and South Bays. Their musical range includes favorites past and present played in the throwback style of Stax and Motown's greatest hits. These musicians are no strangers to the big stage.  Dynamic vocalist Luqmon Frank commands with power and finesse while co-lead vocalist Leah Tysse's sweet and raw stylings complete their one-two punch.  Leah has sold out shows at Yoshi's San Francisco as well as to regularly perform with the legendary Pete Escovedo.  Keyboardist Raleigh Neal fills the funk pocket with a technical edge.  He has played arenas around the world with Michael Franti & Spearhead.  Drummer Aaron Green is a heavy-hitting powerhouse who has played with major acts such as En Vogue and Ginuwine.  Guitarist Jackson Allen's heavy rhythmic approach and tasteful solo leads colors the groove. He has performed on national television backing Swedish pop artist Zara Larsson.  Bassist Ben Burleigh anchors California Soul's round Motown sound with his retro bass stylings.  He has toured nationally with the Marcus Eaton trio and performed locally with Terry Haggerty, Will Champlin and Lydia Pense. 


July 26 • Reggae
plus Art on the Square

"Bayonics is a ten-piece band from San Francisco's Mission District that defines today's Bay Area experience, fusing the musical genres of hip-hop, Latin music, funk and reggae with elements of rock and jazz. They have been described as a fresh, hip-hop influenced revival of legendary groups like War and Santana, continuously expanding and melding genres to match the evolving cultural landscape. Bayonics have shared the stage with musical heavyweights ranging from the Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, Common and N.E.R.D. to Ozomatli, Bomba Estereo, B-Side Players and Cultura Profetica."  - San Francisco Bay Guardian


August 2 • Steely Dan & Chicago Tribute
Steel 'n' Chicago

STEEL 'N' CHICAGO celebrates the magical music of Steely Dan & Chicago. THAT'S RIGHT! .... ONE BAND .... TWO GREAT TRIBUTES!!

Now you can hear songs you know and love played live. From Reelin in the Years and Hey 19 to Saturday in the Park and 25 or 6 to 4, they perform the music with pure love for the harmonies and classic horns of the original recordings.


August 9 •  Yacht Rock
Mustache Harbor

Our mission, our destiny, is simple: to build a mustache army and create a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band ruled the airwaves and created AM Gold. So Join us! Party with us, live with us, work out at the dojo with us, slap on a stash and drink from our bountiful coconuts filled with smooth grooves and tasty hooks. ENJOY THE RIDE!

August 16 •  Prince Tribute
When Doves Cry - The Prince Tribute Show

More than just an impersonation, When Doves Cry, the Prince Tribute Show, is a dynamic and multi-talented band that puts the integrity of the music Prince left us above all else. Formed in late 2015 in Sacramento, California, the band taps into the heart of Prince's music like no other. We leave it all on stage, every time we perform. WDC also holds the distinction of being the Only Prince Tribute band in the World to have performed the entire "1999" & "Purple Rain" albums in the same night.  WDC also performs all of his greatest hits, as well as many songs other tributes won't touch. With a songlist of over 90 Prince songs (and growing), we can guarantee there's something in our show for both the casual and the die hard Prince fans.


August 23 •  Modern Rock Dance Party
Neon Velvet

plus Art on the Square

Neon Velvet is like a first date:  Exhilarating!
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. With clients like Google and the NHL, as well as weddings and smaller companies, Neon Velvet elevates your event to its greatest heights.  Blending New Wave and Modern Rock Hits, this world class band packs the dance floor and delivers an unforgettable time! Feel the Velvet.

August 30 • 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 bandleader 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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