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Music on the Square 2014
Fridays 6:00-8:00pm
June 6-August 29, 2014
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Pete EscovedoJune 6 Percussion
Peter Michael Escovedo Allstars
media sponsor: NBC Bay Area
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.

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journey revistedJune 13 Journey Tribute
Journey Revisited
media sponsor:
NBC Bay Area
It's the dream of every Journey fan to hear the amazing lineup that dominated arenas worldwide in the late 70s, 80s and the amazing comeback in the mid 90s.  For those that still long for the "voice" of Steve Perry, that fronted the band back in the day.  Come out and treat yourselves to Journey Revisited - Reliving the Glory Days of Journey.

Armed with the trademark soulfulness and range of Perry's vocals, this tribute to Journey combines the amazing vocal talents and dynamic instrumentals that separates this band from all the other cover/tribute bands.

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mustache harbor June 20 Yacht Rock
Mustache Harbor
media sponsor: NBC Bay Area
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...
Livewire June 27 Party Band
Livewire
media sponsor: NBC Bay Area
LIVEWIRE is a high-energy 6-piece dance cover band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an in-demand party band, Livewire is frequently hired to perform at private parties, country clubs, weddings, festivals, top clubs, and resorts including Bimbo's 365, Cache Creek Casino Resort, the Red Devil Lounge, and Harry Denton's Starlight Room. Showcasing an eclectic mix of the best songs from the 70's and 80's through current rock and dance hits, the band accurately covers a wide range of music, from Journey to The Jackson 5, to Rihanna. Livewire performs an interactive and energetic show that adds fun to any occasion.

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No Concert on July 4th!
Enjoy the Redwood City July 4th Parade and Festival!
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July 11 Santana Tribute
Caravanserai
media sponsor: NBC Bay Area
Now in its sixteenth 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!

Sun KingsJuly 18 Beatles Tribute
The Sun Kings

media sponsor: NBC Bay Area
On Sunday February 9, 1964, 73 million people gathered eagerly around their televisions to watch The Ed Sullivan Show, to see and hear for the first time those four lads who went on to change Rock n' Roll, American popular culture, and eventually the world! The Sun Kings will be paying special tribute to The Beatles’ arrival in America at their concerts this year, performing songs from one or more of the following albums: With The Beatles, A Hard Days Night, Beatles For Sale. In addition, they will also perform the hits and b-sides you know and love spanning The Beatles’ amazing career. Going into their 14th year and considered one of the premier Beatles Tribute acts in the country, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform. With a repertoire of over 150 songs, and spanning the entire Beatles epoch - from Hamburg to the Rooftop - The Sun Kings shine in concert with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with a driving energy, joy, and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances.

Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers July 25 PAL Blues Festival Kick-Off
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers

media sponsor: NBC Bay Area
Don't make the mistake of thinking of Rod Piazza as one of the "young turks" of the blues, or part of the "new generation" of blues greats. At this point in his career, Piazza has been recording longer than his mentor George "Harmonica" Smith did, or Sonny Boy Williamson (either of them!), or Big Walter Horton. He's been making records for more years than Little Walter was alive. Piazza is a tried-and-true, dyed-in-the-wool blues veteran with credentials that are second to none.

The Purple OnesAugust 1 Prince Tribute
The Purple Ones
media sponsors: KBLX & NBC Bay Area
The Purple Ones was formed in April 2012 to pay homage to one of the most well known musicians spanning over multiple decades, the incredible songwriting, musicianship and over the top legendary performances of The Purple One himself...PRINCE, who has 25 studio albums, over 100 million albums sold worldwide and endless awards won, including most recently the 2013 Billboard Icon Award. 

Party like its 1999 with TPO’s band members, as they power though hit after hit, from A sides to B sides with classics such as Little Red Corvette, 1999, I Feel for You, I Would Die 4 U, Controversy, It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Lets Go Crazy, as well as Prince staples Darling Nikki, Computer Blue, Dirty Mind and so many more including Morris Day and The Time's The Bird and Jungle Love. Plus TPO couldn't dare forget the Prince/Sheila E hits The Glamorous Life and A Love Bizarre and Prince/Sheena Easton's U Got The Look!
foreverlandAugust 8
Michael Jackson Tribute
Foreverland

media sponsors: KBLX, KOIT & NBC Bay Area
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.  The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music. As the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!

Steel n ChicagoAugust 15 Steely Dan & Chicago Tribute
Steel 'n’ Chicago

media sponsors: 103.7 & NBC Bay Area

"Steel 'n' Chicago plays the music of 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."

boys of summerAugust 22 Eagles Tribute
Boys of Summer

media sponsors: 103.7 & NBC Bay Area

The Boys Of Summer (A Tribute To The Eagles) is among the finest tributes to America's most successful pop/rock icons, THE EAGLES. "The Boys" have the only lead vocalist of any known Eagles act whose voice "nails" the distinctive sound of Don Henley, who was/is the heart and soul of the original band. Be prepared to hear all of the greatest hits from Take It Easy to Hotel California and even the newer smash country hit, How Long. The core of the band has been together since their school days, lending to the cohesive, note-for-note perfect re-creation of the original recordings by the legendary Eagles.
Pride and joyAugust 29 Pop/Soul
Pride & Joy
media sponsors: KOIT & NBC Bay Area
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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