San Rafael, CA (Top40 Charts/ Marin Jewish Community Center)
Outdoor concerts set in a beautiful venue are designed for ages 2 to 102 to come and celebrate life, each other and live music together.
Coming from the land of earthquakes, social movements, social networking, peace-lovers and global corporate conglomerates, Rupa and the April Fishes embody the pluralistic and paradoxical sounds of the San Francisco Bay Area. The band came together in 2006, in the Mission District, met through the closely tied arts community and started playing the bars in the barrio, attempting to forge a sound that would bring a strangely segregated city with a radical past into a joint space of engagement.
Inspired by street music and the ethos of public art around the world, physician and bandleader Rupa started composing music in multiple languages in order to investigate the idea that what runs beneath the apparent differences is something deeper---our intrinsic need for human connection and shared celebratory experience.
In a country where space for public noncommercial gathering is incredibly limited and shrinking, she sought out like-minded mischievous musicians to create opportunities for artistic dialogue. She found in drummer Aaron Kierbel, a longtime creative counterpart who provides the essential heartbeat to the sonic adventures and together with the rest of the band, they are creating music that is bridging divides and pointing to the value of live and living music--in its force and delicacy.
BBQ Dinners available for purchase on site from Mi Pueblo Food Center
Adult Advance Tickets: $20 (by midnight the Friday before each concert)
Adults Day of: $25 public/ $20 JCCmembers
Kids 6 - 17: $5.
Children under 6 are FREE- no tickets necessary. .
6:00- Sponsors, Underwriters, Special Guests
6:15-Doors Open Dinners Available for purchase
6:40-Pre-concert dance class begins
Coming August 6 - A Rare Appearance!
THOMAS MAPFUMO and THE BLACKS UNLIMITED
The Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd - San Rafael
1/4 mi E off the 101 - Plenty of FREE parking
About Festival of Summer Nights
Having grown as the most popular event series at the Osher Marin JCC, Festival of Summer Nights, presented by the Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, has become the family-friendly, clean, safe and fog-free venue to celebrate friends, family and live music together in Marin. As eclectic as our audience, we offer tastes of sound and food from around the world with something for every age, from 2 to 102. With room for over 1,000 in our beautiful setting nestled against the hills of Marin, guests stretch out with family and friends while enjoying music and picnicking as children can play in the art room and playground. Swig Field, the field where the Festival takes place, offers a safe, confined outdoor area blocked off from our busy worlds with surprisingly great acoustics. Our Festival of Summer Nights gives guests the escape they need, whether it includes dancing, catered dinners from local restaurants, picnics with the whole family or just a chance to share a memorable evening with friends.