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Concerts on the Green

5PM - 7PM

Gather your friends and family, grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, and Join Novato Parks & Recreation for this FREE outdoor concert series held outside City Hall on the Civic Green, 901 Sherman Ave. every first and third Saturday of June, July and August. We hope you can join us for these wonderful live musical performances.

 

June 2nd

Jesse Brewster

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Songwriter, singer and guitarist Jesse Brewster has been bringing his blend of rock, Americana and folk to audiences in the Bay Area and across the US for the last 15 yrs. Whether performing solo or with his cast of some of the best players on the West Coast at his side, Brewster captivates audiences with his dynamic original songs. His music has been featured on KFOG, CNN and NPR. For tour dates and more info visit www.jessebrewster.com 

 "…the latest album showcases Brewster’s gritty vocals and features funk grooves, rich backbeats, soulful bass, drums and backing vocals as well as twangy guitar and classic rock riffs, proving that Brewster is truly a master of combining different influences, while still keeping authentic to his”

-Dan Harr, -Music News Nashville EPK

Visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/213305586112034/  

June 16th

Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine

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Pamela Parker is a producer, songwriter, guitarist and high-powered vocalist. Her band features some of the finest musicians in world.  Their raw energy along with Pamela's powerhouse pipes bring to mind, Amy Winehouse and Ann Wilson.  Her dynamic show draws you close, then surges forward with anthemic power to lift you higher than you knew was possible.  Pamela shreds like a cross between Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt, all the while driving you with danceable hooks alongside her dueling lead guitarist.   The upcoming album creates a fresh rock n'roll landscape with a diversity of touchstones you wouldn't expect to experience like Alabama Shakes, Thin Lizzy, and Funkadelic. The last album, Evolutionary Process, debuted at #1 and was up for Album of the Year in Vancouver, BC.  https://www.pamelaparkerrocks.com/

Visit our event Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2019751901609175/

 

July 7th

James M Harman Band

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Born in San Francisco, guitarist James Harman fills out his career with solo to big band gigs in California, Texas, Mexico, Germany and England, music director for several musicals, teaching 8 years at Marin School of the Arts, playing on the Pokemon TV show and movie and studio sessions with diverse artists such as Ed Goldfarb, Pete Magadini and German artist Christoph Pagel.

     Releasing his debut album Wanderlust in 2014, his upcoming album showcases a new band with Grammy winning artist, Kevin Hayes (Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker) drumming and co-producing with John Main on bass (Carlene Carter, Doug Sahm, Rick James) and keyboardist Mike Emerson (Tommy Castro, Carlene Carter and Percy Sledge).  www.jamesharmanmusic.com

 

July 21st

Element Brass Band

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Sacramento’s Element Brass Band will make you MOVE! E.B.B. are one of the premier bands on the West Coast for New Orleans Second Line. The band recently released their second album, “Cali Got A Brass Band” on Mardi Gras of this year. Element have toured New Orleans, New York City and Atlanta, and have performed at many venues including the High Sierra Music Festival, Guitarfish, the Fillmore, the New Parish, The Boom Boom Room, and Ace Of Spades. E.B.B. have opened for GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Blackalicious, Andy Frasco, The California Honeydrops, Turkuaz, Big Sam's Funky Nation, A Tribe

Called Red, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Jellybread, and many others. Element has twice been given the accolade of ‘Best in Jazz' at the Sacramento Music Awards, and their momentum shows no signs of slowing down. Join the Element Brass Band at Mr. Tipples’ Recording Studio on June 30th as they bring you an authentic New Orleans dance party!  http://elementbrassband.com/

 

August 4th

OTIS

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Otis shows are a modern take on the seismic Stax soul revue that roared through Europe in 1967. The band’s raw, righteous sound combines B3 organ, horns and backing vocals in support of some of the country’s most combustible front men and women.

Previous Otis shows have featured Bart Davenport, Greg Lee (Hepcat), Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites), Moorea (Moetar), Jerry Miller (Untouchables), Erin Honeywell, Lilan Kane and West Coast soul legend Freddie Hughes. Our August 2016 mini-tour will feature our first major collaboration with Memphis soul fireball Miss Nickki. Otis has ignited packed houses at The Chapel, Slim’s, The Boom Boom Room and The Elbo Room in San Francisco, as well as The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, The Mint in LA and Fresno’s Fulton 55. This is just the beginning. http://www.otissoul.com/ 

August 18th

The Theory

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 Since the Northern California group’s formation in 2016, The Theory has quickly etched its unique sound into the Rock, Blues and Americana scene. The eclectically influenced band will inspire nostalgia, yet catch your ear with its originality and energy. Stripping down music to its core of finely crafted instrumentation and powerful, soulful vocals and harmonies, The Theory is on a mission to revitalize the essence and foundation of what makes music...music.  https://www.thetheoryband.com/

 


Hot Amphitheater Nights 

5PM - 7PM

Gather your friends and family, grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, and Join Novato Parks & Recreation for this FREE outdoor concert series held at the Hamilton Amphitheater, 601 N. Hamilton Pkwy., Novato. Parking is available at the Hamilton Community Center; 503 S. Palm Dr. and at the Hamilton Old Gym; 115 San Pablo Ave.

 

June 30th

Midtown Social

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It’s time to stretch, hydrate, and double-knot your dancing shoes, because The Bay Area’s favorite soul party band, Midtown Social, is back with their first full-length release.  Midtown Social’s freshly squeezed blend of California soul, funk, and rock is downright irresistible. Midtown Social is a nine-piece tour-de- force. But it’s more than just a band. Together, these nine musicians are a collaborative community of writers, arrangers and artists. When they’re on stage, they invite you into the family. https://www.midtownsocialband.com/

 

August 25th

The Big Fit

(formerly known as Frobeck)

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The Big Fit is high-octane funk, soul and rock with horns, organ and groove wrapped up in thick, juicy vocal harmonies.  The best-kept secret in california, frobeck 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.  www.frobeck.com

 

 

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