Music on the Square Has Free Musician & Band Tributes June-Sept

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Music on the Square, live free music outside in Redwood City California will be happening on Fridays all summer starting June 1 with Journey. June 8, they’ll be having a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute and on June 15, Caravanserai will be performing as a tribute to Santana. The rest of the line up from June 8 through till the end of September is listed below.

CrossfireJune 8  Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute

 

 

Crossfire Alan Iglesias has been playing guitar professionally since 1969 when he first started playing dances at his local VFW. After high school, Alan toured the New England area extensively with local blues-based rock bands, garnering a loyal regional following.

 

Feeling a strong affinity for Stevie’s music and stage show, he felt that endeavoring to reproduce a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert as close as he possibly could just seemed to be the right thing to do. His San Diego-based group Crossfire has been touring the nation since 2001 bringing Stevie’s live show to SRV fans everywhere.

He considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to play such soulful music in the style of someone who played so much from his heart, and would love to think that in some small way, he and the band are helping to keep the legacy of Stevie and his music alive.

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CaravansaraiJune 15  Santana Tribute

 

 

Caravanserai Now in it’s fifteenth phenomenal year, 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”.

 

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 45-year history. 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!

June 22  Ultimate Party Band

 

Wonderbread 5For over a decade, the unstoppable, Bay Area based, phenomenom known as the Wonder Bread 5 have been thrilling audiences, and exceeding concert goer’s expectations around the globe.

 

Wonderbread 5 covers everything from Motown to Bean-Town and back again.

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mustasche harborJune 29  Yacht Rock

 

 

Mustache Harbor Their mission is 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.

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Duran Duran DuranJuly 6  Duran Duran Tribute

 

 

Duran Duran Duran Paying homage to a band as prolific and beloved as Duran Duran is tricky business, but Duran Duran Duran has the looks, chops and and swagger to impress even the most die-hard fans.

 

According to The National Examiner, the band “goes well beyond what most would consider a tribute band,” to capture the core essence of their iconic forefathers, delivering spot-on performances that consistently burn up the dance floor.

Duran Duran Duran have enjoyed worldwide recognition, headlining an exclusive San Francisco performance for Gimme a Wristband, the leading international Duran fan site, on the eve of Duran Duran’s performance at the Fillmore.

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Bella DonnaJuly 13  Tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks

 


Bella Donna Bella Donna is the Critically acclaimed, Hauntingly Familiar tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Based in Los Angeles and formed in 2002, the 7 piece show has toured throughout the USA performing hundreds of shows.

 

Bella Donna was awarded the highest honor when Stevie Nicks met Singer Michelle Tyler after a show and complimented the band.

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Super DiamondJuly 20  Neil Diamond Tribute

 

 

Super Diamond When your parents popped in a Neil Diamond tape on repeat during long interstate road trips, you reluctantly sang along. Never thought you’d turn out to be a Diamond fan now, right?

 

But singing along to “Sweet Caroline” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” is so addictive now, you’d do anything to see Neil on stage. A band out of San Francisco can put a rest to that Diamond thirst.

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Frank BeyRedwood City Blues Festival Kick-off! July 27  Blues

 

Frank Bey with The Anthony Paule Blues Band Frank Bey with The Anthony Paule Band will be stirring up old school, Soul, R&B, and Blues.

Born and raised in Millen, Georgia, Frank grew up the son of gospel singer Maggie Jordan.

Frank began singing with his brothers at the tender age for 4…his brothers were 5 & 6. He toured extensively with Otis Redding in the 60s.

 

When on The West Coast, Frank works exclusively with Internationally renowned, guitarist Anthony Paule and his band. In addition to Paule, members of his band include, Nancy Wright, sax; Paul Revelli, drums; Paul Olguin, bass; and Tony LuFrano keyboards.

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AvanceAugust 3  Salsa

 

Avance (AAH-VAAN-CEH)V. Ahead of contemporary thought: The act or process of moving forward. This is just one of many descriptions used to define this 13 piece salsa ensemble people have come to know as AVANCE. AVANCE originates and consists of the hottest and newest talents the San Francisco Bay Area has come to know.

 

Four electrifying bilingual singers, a sizzling horn section and one of the best rhythm sections on the West Coast. You put this all together and you get a new and unique sound that crosses the language barrier: Spanish and English. Leading the group is Carlos Santana percussionist/musical director, Karl Perazzo and Co-Founder/Vocalist Armando Cordoba.

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livewireAugust 10  Party Band

 

LIVEWIRE is a six-piece San Francisco Bay Area dance cover band that delivers fun, engaging, high-energy performances to cheering crowds.

 

LIVEWIRE delivers an powerful mix of the best danceable songs from the 70s and 80s through current dance hits, from The Jackson 5 to Cee Lo Green, AC/DC to The Black Eyed Peas, and Bon Jovi to Katy Perry.

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sun kingsAugust 17  Beatles Tribute

 

Sun Kings The Sun Kings ask a simple question: ‘What if The Beatles had reunited in concert?’ Though they do not dress up, their attention to detail, and ability to capture the authenticity and vitality of the music has gained them critical acclaim and respect amongst Beatles purists, as well as fans around the country.

Their attention to detail is uncanny and their energy reminiscent of the joy and excitement felt at a real Beatles concert. The Sun Kings repertoire contains over 100 Beatles songs spanning The Beatles entire musical career from “She Loves You” to “I am the Walrus” to Side 2 of Abbey Road.

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prideandjoyAugust 24  Pop/Soul

 

Pride & Joy During its 25 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 drawin the audience.We make the people feel they’re part of the performance because they are,”

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NeverlandAugust 31  Michael Jackson Tribute

 

Foreverland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson. Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael’s musical genius and legendary showmanship.

 

With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a “Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue.” Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band’s unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist.

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Super hueySeptember 7  Huey Lewis Tribute

 

Huey Lewis and The News have carried the banner as the quintessential American rock band, endearing them to millions of fans and earning them the right to mark their place in pop music history.

 

With a nearly unbroken string of hit songs, their music became the soundtrack for a generation. During the 1980’s and early 1990’s, they scored a total of 19 top-ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Rock charts. Super Huey – The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience is the only show of it’s kind anywhere in the nation.

 

This 7 piece explosive show performs across the United States firing up appreciative audiences of all ages at fairs, festivals, sporting events, arenas, and showrooms with their super high-energy faithful renditions of feel good music that defined an entire generation.

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Native ElementsSeptember 14  Reggae

 

Native Elements San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 15 years.

 

Comprised of 10 seasoned musicians with decades of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz, r&b and hip hop, this eclectic and fearless crew melds all of their unique influences into a contemporary melodic horn-driven party that takes their listeners through improvisational peaks and valleys from sweet and soulful trumpet solos to blazing guitar and soaring saxophone wails.

 

Having grown up together since elementary school (playing in garage bands and skateboarding) in Daly City and South City, CA the Native Elements bring a uniquely warm experience to the stage that is both entertaining and uplifting.

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Ana PopovicSeptember 21  Blues/Rock/Jazz

 

Ana Popovic Ana’s career has been meteoric, and shows no signs of slowing down! The most impressive aspect of Ana’s music is her diversity of techniques and styles. Her blend of smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals, tight blues groove, soulful feminine vocals and her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world.

 

Born in the war torn town of Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia, Ana grew up in a family where music was very important. Her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly picked up her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and went to work at a young age of 15.

 

Since then, Ana Popovic has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist who now currently resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Today Ana and her phenomenal 4-piece band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals around the world!

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edgardo and candelaSeptember 28  Salsa

 

Edgardo & Candela The debut presentation at The Redwood City Music on the Square, of this blessed tenor Salsa singer and skilled “conguero”, who has been called “A pillar point for the San Francisco/Bay Area Salsa Scene.”

 

Through rhythms likeMambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, MerengueBolero, Bachata, Cumbia,and the more contemporary style Timba,  Edgardo’s voice shows what a superb gift he has to offer. Formed in 1987, “Edgardo & Candela” has performed for sold out audiences at venues like, Yoshi’s, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and internationally at Festival Benny More (Cuba), Budweiser Festival in Guam, and at Salsa venues in Stockholm, and Gothemburg, Sweden.

 

“Candela’s” unique sound has consistently delivered to the Bay Area dancers what they do best: Salsa Para Bailar!

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