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Music on the Square 2015
Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
May 29 - September 4, 2015
Courthouse Square



SV HouserockersMay 29 Rock & Soul
SV House Rockers
The Houserockers are a 10 piece Rock & Soul band from Los Gatos, CA that plays the greatest songs ever recorded. With a wailing 5 piece horn section and rock solid rhythm section of 2 guitars, bass, drums and keys, they bring the timeless classics to life.

Pete EscovedoJune 5 Percussion
Peter Michael Escovedo Allstars
Featuring Pete Escovedo
Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Pete is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums.


Earl Thomas

June 12 • Blues
Earl Thomas & the Blues Ambassadors
In the early 1990s, Earl Thomas made the rapid transformation from Humboldt State University music major to instantly successful blues singer/songwriter, a new artist on the block whose original songs were soon covered by blues icons Etta James, Solomon Burke, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Tom Jones.

The Earl Thomas show is a celebration. He sings like a man who's seen everything, rasping out songs in a well trained voice of grit and flint and hard traveling and after nearly two decades in the music business, he is in peak form. - Biscuit & Blues SF


CaravanseraiJune 19 Santana Tribute
PLUS! Surprise Special Guest!

Now in its eighteenth 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!

Mustache HarborJune 26 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. Video...

july 4

No Concert on July 3rd!
Enjoy the Redwood City July 4th Parade and Festival!

Blue Collar Men

July 10 Styx Tribute
Blue Collar Men
3-Time Nominee for the Sacramento News & Review Sammie Awards and the KCRA A-List
Their show is simply the ultimate live experience for the classic rock enthusiast. With big rocker persona and a penchant for soaring power ballads, they deliver rock solid performances reminiscent of the big stadium shows from the late ’70’s to the present.

Blue Collar Men has received wide acclaim wherever they have played. They accurately recreate the music of STYX as you heard on the records, plus, all the great rock classics are included in their repertoire with covers from Journey, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Night Ranger, The Beatles, and much more.

Steel n ChicagoJuly 17 Steely Dan & Chicago 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."

Jesse James Band

July 24 Blues
Jesse James Band Featuring Big Bones
PAL Blues, Music, Arts & BBQ Festival Kick-off!
JESSE JAMES, affectionately known as J.J. to friends and close associates, has a unique soulful sound. Born in Louisanna, JESSE'S singing abilty was recognizable at an early age where he debuted singing for God alongside his mother in church. While still a toddler, his family relocated to California. After literally singing his way through school he accepted his first professional singing engagement at The Makesmo, a popular Richmond nightclub. That is where JESSE'S singing style and flavor earned him constant bookings and respect as a professional recording artist, composer and entertainer. Working with the late great Hosea Wilson, who was the National Promotion Director for 20th Century Records, JESSE enjoyed sucess with his first major release "BELIEVE IN ME BABY". JESSE quickly became a hot ticket and made believers out of Critics.

journey revistedJuly 31 Journey Tribute
Journey Revisited
With the distinctive lead vocals of JEFF SALADO, who many believe is better than the original band's current vocalist and has the signature Perry tone, JOURNEY REVISITED features fantastic harmonies and dynamic instrumentals. JR recreates note-for-note accurate renditions of Journey classics all in their original keys, and gives its audience an uncannily accurate tribute to the "Perry & Rolie" sound without pre-recorded backing tracks or digital vocal enhancements. Along with his band mates, Jeff take JR audiences on a rhythmic ride to an era when rock dominated the radio airwaves.

August 7 U2 Tribute
“The Complete U2 Experience.” Since 2002, this talented force has delivered the visual, musical and spiritual thrill of a U2 concert to bars, clubs, outdoor festivals, private parties and corporate events along the West Coast of North America. Singer Bonalmost leads the show, flying high with the vocal strength and confidence of Bono’s The Joshua Tree days. The Sledge showers thick layers of effectual guitar work over crowd as Adamesque on bass and Barely Larry on the drums deliver the pounding heartbeat of some of modern rock’s most memorable songs.

The band’s primary job is replication, but periodically Zoo Station innovates as much as it imitates. During their trademark full-album spotlight sets in which the band plays an entire U2 album from start to finish Zoo Station encounters such obscurities as “Elvis Presley and America,” “Promenade,” “Red Hill Mining Town” and “Acrobat,” songs rarely or never performed live by U2.

Chris Gardner BandAugust 14 Country
Chris Gardner Band
With the release of their first album titled 'The Answer' debuting April 2013, Nashville recording artist, the Chris Gardner Band, is just getting started. Six incredible musicians whose talents excel alone but thrive together are taking huge steps towards flourishing careers in music.

The energy coming off the stage when the Chris Gardner Band performs is phenomenal. “They [the fans] know us for our show,” says Gardner, whose greatest influences include Alabama, Conway Twitty and Chrisʼ father, John Gardner. With great respect for any musician that performs, Gardner says, “we influence each other and I think its important that we support our fellow peers as much as possible.”


Petty TheftAugust 21 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute
Petty Theft
media sponsor Big 103.7
At the forefront of classic and contemporary American Rock and Roll you are sure to find Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. If you’re a fan of Tom Petty’s amazing song catalog then you’re sure to like Petty Theft.

Petty Theft is comprised of six professional Bay Area musicians that have come together to pay tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty Theft delivers Tom Petty’s songs true to the originals and in the spirit of his legendary band's live shows, performing everything from his revered classics to his most current hits.

foreverlandAugust 28 Michael Jackson Tribute

media sponsor: KISS 98.1
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 joySeptember 4 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,” 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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