A La Carte & Art Festival Honors Cinco De Mayo
Two full days of dynamite live music will be presented at A La Carte & Art, May 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View.
Honoring Cinco de Mayo, music lovers will be treated to two lively, sun-splashed days of world-class music from some of the Bay Area’s best bands performing on the Facebook Community Stage and several street throughout the bustling downtown for Silicon Valley’s big spring shindig.
Facebook Community Stage at California and Castro
Tsunami Band is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band! Comprised of five eclectic veteran musicians, they play high energy music with roots in 60’s, 70’s and 80’s rock, with lots of surprises. Tsunami’s renowned for its driving guitars, strong vocals, and cool harmonies. The Eagles meets Clapton while rockin’ with The Stones!
One Country is big Bay Area fave for fans of Country Western and Americana music. One Country’s skilled musicians creatively cover the music of iconic performers such as Vince Gill, Marshall Tucker, Dwight Yoakam, Brooks & Dunn, George Straight, Glen Campbell, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash and many others. One Country puts their own artistic stamp on the music they perform, while paying tribute to the original artists and the things which make this Country music so great. They play at venues throughout the Bay Area and beyond and headline often at The Saddlerack, the largest Country Music Night Club on the West Coast.
The Hitmen have been entertaining Bay Area audiences with their wide range of favorites from ‘70s to modern hits, including many Latin songs, for over 20 years. The 7-piece band has also shared the stage with Cameo, The Ohio Players, Pete Escovedo, and members of Santana and Tower of Power.
RB3 is a three-piece band that plays classic and modern rock, R&B and modern country. Their show combines excellent musicality and wacky humor, and the band loves to interact with its audience.
The Jesse Charles Band has something for everyone, from ‘50s crooners Sinatra and Elvis, ‘60s rockers Steppenwolf and Van Morrison, lively ‘70s hits from Abba and Earth, Wind and Fire, ‘80s pop favorites from Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson, as well as today’s top hits. Rock & Roll, Motown, Disco, Funk... and just plain FUN!
With a mix of rock, soul and rhythm & blues, the Megatones will keep you on your feet with hits by Iggy Pop, Jet, Los Lonely Boys, and the Foo Fighters. The highly-polished and energetic 5-piece band of skilled musicians was named “Best Cover Band in the Bay Area” by KFOX’s Last Band Standing competition.
Jose Cabezas, Ancient Winds
Mike Fair drum circle
Bob Culbertson is a virtuoso of the Chapman stick, a guitar-like stringed instrument designed to be tapped, not strummed or plucked. He has spent more than 30 years cultivating his unique sound. His combination of expression, technique and musical emotion is like nothing heard before and his musical style ranges from light jazz with folk and blues flavor to classical with Spanish, contemporary, and traditional influences.
Jose Cabezas has not only mastered the beautiful music of the Andes, he carves his own instruments and creates his own music. He is passionate about sharing the beautiful traditional Andean folk songs in Jose Cabezas’ Ancient Winds. Stop and enjoy the haunting melodies.
The smooth and sultry vocals of Hubert have drawn comparisons to Barry White, Lou Rawls and Otis Redding. Give a listen to the Caribbean-influenced soul of Hubert Emerson and The GroWiser Band. His positive message of love and understanding will make your day!
John Clarke is a truly gifted acoustic nylon-string guitar player who plays charming, romantic old-world compositions influenced by Spanish and Latin American guitar traditions. He loves sharing his music and even offers online guitar lessons to students around the globe.
Feeling the beat? Jump in and join the fun of Mike Fair’s drum circle. The rhythm master has hand drums from Africa and the Middle East and he will have a few extra drums available, but people are encouraged to bring their own. Fair will also teach his healing principles of “drumming from within,” a concept to help people understand rhythm and connect with their source and their soul’s healing frequencies.
Saxophonist and arranger Stephen Dreyfuss plays Tenor and Baritone with a flair for technique, whether playing in Jazz, Pop or Blues settings. In addition to his instrumental artistry, Stephen enjoys composing songs and singing as well.
FACEBOOK COMMUNITY STAGE (CALIFORNIA AND CASTRO)
Saturday, May 5
|11 AM||Tsunami Band|
|1:30 PM||One Country|
|4 PM||The Hitmen|
Sunday, May 6
|1:30 PM||Jesse Charles Band|
|4 PM||The Megatones|
STREET MUSICIAN LOCATIONS (Both Days)
|Jose Cabezas’ Ancient Winds (Evelyn/Castro)
Hubert Emerson and The GroWiser Band (Villa/Castro)
Bob Culbertson (Dana/Castro)
Stephen Dreyfuss (California/Castro)
John Clarke (Mercy/Castro)
Mike Fair’s Drum Circle (Church/Castro)