Big Name Bands Take it to the Street in Mountain View
Two full days of sensational free live music on stage and street turn downtown Mountain View into the Bay Area’s entertainment hotspot for A La Carte & Art, May 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street.
Combining excellent musicality with wacky humor, RB3 plays the best classic and modern rock, R&B, and modern country. The group is comfortable allowing audience members to come up and sing along, adding some fun and variety to their performance. RB3 is a regular performer at many of the top music clubs in the Bay Area.
Come out and dance to the jammin’ rock party sound of The Megatones. Voted the Best Cover Band in the Bay Area by KFOX Last Band Standing, The Megatones have delivered their unique dance medleys of contemporary rock classics to audiences throughout Northern California for almost 20 years.
Let SugaDady sweeten the scene with your favorite tunes served up just how you like it. Whether it’s rocking the most popular party tunes off the radio or crooning a Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole, SugaDady delivers the best of rock, pop, hip hop, jazz and soul to get the party started.
Tsunami is an out-the-gate, on-your-feet, rock-n-roll dance band. Comprised of five eclectic veteran musicians, Tsunami plays high energy music with roots in 60’s and 70’s rock, R&B and classic rock, performing the great songs everyone remembers but few dare to cover. Tsunami is renowned for its driving guitars, strong vocals, and cool harmonies –– The Eagles meets Clapton while rockin’ with The Stones!
A South Bay tribute band to the Doobie Brothers, Long Train Runnin’ captures the distinctive sound and high energy of this rock and roll legend. Their live performance will excite you, like a charged up concert by the Doobie Brothers themselves. LTR's vocals are superb and their guitar work is rockin’ and precise. With two drummers, three guitarists, keyboards, tenor sax and five vocalists, Long Train Runnin’ will be Taking it to the Streets!
The Hitmen have been delivering their special blend of Latin, Funk, Disco, and Soul for more than 20 years. This venerable San Jose band plays a variety of hits from the 70’s to today. Each of the seven musicians brings their own unique background, creating a dance review that will get you out of your seat.
Jose Cabezas of Ancient Winds brings you the traditional music of the Andes with his group Ancient Winds. Played on hand-made wooden flutes, these traditional Andean folk songs are made of haunting and peaceful melodies that fill the heart and calm the soul.
Emerson’s unique groove has been moving his listeners for more than 20 years. With honest instrumentation and a soulful voice, Emerson’s music shines a light on everyday trials of life and celebrates the power of love and understanding in the world.
John Clarke is a modern composer and performer of acoustic nylon string guitar. His compositions heavily influenced by music thorough out the world but especially Latin American and Spanish guitar traditions. Many of his original songs are being learned by guitar students around the world though his website JohnClarkeGuitarLessons.com. Best known for his song "The Most Evolved" on Youtube which has garnered over 7 million view as of 2014. He also performs regularly for world famous Pier 39 in San Francisco. He has three self-produced cds to his credit--the latest of which feature master cajon player Josh Mellinger and virtuoso violinist Rob Hansen.
Oscar Reynolds’ all original music is an entrancing blend of Andean and African influences. Playing the panpipes and guitar simultaneously, Reynolds transports his audience away on his music to hidden jungles and mysteries unknown.
Mike Fair is an amazing percussionist specializing in hand drums from Africa and the Middle East who will be leading a "drumming circle" at the festival. He plays in a Near Eastern American Band, "Meridian", and teaches djembe at Onetta Harris Community Center in Menlo Park. The drum circles will be built upon the principles of "drumming from within" which is a concept he developed to help people connect with their source, their soul's healing frequencies and understand that rhythm is everywhere and inside of everyone. There will be a few extra drums available but people are encouraged to bring a drum, if they have one.
Also slated to perform between bands on the Main Stage is the innovative, upbeat social dance performance group, Decadance, a festival fave that has wowed crowds for many years.
MAIN STAGE (CALIFORNIA AND CASTRO)
Saturday, May 3
|11 AM to 12:30 PM —||RB3|
|1:30 PM to 3:30 PM —||The Megatones|
|4 PM to 6 PM —||SugaDady|
Sunday, May 4
|11 AM to 1 PM —||Tsunami|
|1 PM to 1:30 PM —||Decadance|
|1:30 PM to 3:30 PM —||Long Train Runnin’|
|4 PM to 6 PM —||The Hitmen|
STREET MUSICIAN LOCATIONS (Both Days)
|Ancient Winds (Evelyn/Castro)|
|John Clarke (Dana/Castro)|
|Oscar Reynolds (Mercy/Castro)|
|Mike Fair (Church/Castro)|