Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

08/21/2018

Tearjerkers

Tearjerkers

Aug 21, 11:45am to 2:45pm,

Zamico

Grooving Afro-Brazilian-Caribbean music.

Aug 21, 4:45pm to 7:45pm,

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Young Musicians Choral Orchestra:

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!
Every Thursday + special Tuesdays, June through August
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Young Musicians Choral Orchestra - Jazz Big Band

<b>Young Musicians Choral Orchestra</b>
The Young Musician Choral Orchestra's Jazz Band is one of the Bay Area's leading and most exciting youth jazz groups. Conducted by Geechi Taylor, they have already performed alongside international jazz superstars Herlin Riley, Bob Hurst and Hubert Laws, world-renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade, top jazz pianist Patrice Rushen and late legendary drummer, Ndugu Chancler. Get ready to tap your feet and swing to the beat as the 20-piece YMCO Jazz Band takes over the Redwood Grove and your heart on a night you won't want to miss.

About YMCO
Founded in 1968 as a summer outreach program, Young Musicians Choral Orchestra has transformed the lives of over 3,000 Bay Area Youth. Under the leadership of Executive Director Daisy Newman, who took the helm in 2003, the program erupted from a modest youth music program into a national model, providing a rigorous and robust combination of musical training, academic reinforcement, and personal development for low-income, underprivileged children.

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REDWOOD GROVE CONCERT INFORMATION AND TICKET POLICIES
Shows will sell-out - buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Redwood Grove Gate opens at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the main Botanical Garden collections before it closes at 5:00pm. (a $12/adult value!)
Parking in the attached UC campus parking lot ($1/hr) is limited and not guaranteed - carpooling is highly encouraged.
All tickets are by registration "will call" list.
Seating is general admission amphitheater.
Please contact us in advance if you will need a wheelchair accessible spot.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome
Warm clothes recommended.

CANCELLATION POLICY
All concert ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
The value is not transferable to another concert or program. In the event you can cannot attend, another person may use your registration spots using your name.
(Please let us know if your tickets will go unused.)

Aug 21, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Yanqui Gumbo

Aug 21, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Freight Open Mic

The longest running open stage in the Bay Area now has free admission! Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly - and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

- Doors open at 7pm, lottery for performance spots is held at 7:20. The show starts promptly at 7:30.

- Admission is free for all.

- Solo performers get to play one song; groups get to play two songs. Management reserves the right to award a performer an extra song now and then, for any reason management deems appropriate.

- Please be ready to perform when your turn comes up. Please limit your introduction to 30 seconds.

Tune up, drop in, go on!

PLEASE NOTE: Your RSVP does not enter you into the lottery drawing for a performance spot.

Aug 21, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street

John Lester's Bass Bureaucracy

Bassist/vocalist John Lester heads up the Tuesday Jazzidency for August, as he brings his all bass and drums looping project, Bass Bureaucracy, back to Jupiter.  John plays upright bass, as well as six string fretted and fretless electric basses, while utilizing loop recording to create deep grooves for his award winning songs. Back in San Francisco after over a decade living in Europe and two years in New York City, John has carved a niche touring circuit throughout the US, the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. As a solo performer, he has created a unique show featuring his 100-year-old upright bass named Sarah (after Sarah Vaughan, for her lovely vocal-like quality).
http://www.johnlestermusic.com

Aug 21, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Tom Rigney & Flambeau plus Dance Lesson with Pattie Whitehurst

He may have been crowned Emperor of the 2011 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, but violinist-fiddler-composer and singer Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau have always been royalty at Ashkenaz. When not globetrotting - last year they covered ground from Alaska to Alviso Slough to a Caribbean New Year's cruise - they hold court here almost monthly, playing Rigney's own tunes and their usual high-energy mix of Louisiana Cajun, zydeco, New Orleans R&B, and down-home blues favorites. Some songs are pulled from the recent CD/DVD recorded at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, "Swamp Fever - Live at Three Stages," whose video was part of the 2015 PBS series "Music Gone Public." Featured songs range from "Iko Iko" to "Orange Blossom Special" and "C'est la Vie."


What sets Rigney and Flambeau apart is Rigney's fresh musical takes on Cajun and zydeco, and other styles he loves to play from rock to classical, creating a celebration of life through dance rhythms. Flambeau is a tight ensemble of virtuoso musicians, with guitarist Danny Caron (Charles Brown's bandleader; he and Rigney met when both backed up Rockin' Sidney in the '80s), boogie-woogie keyboardist Caroline Dahl, bassist and singer Steve Parks, and drummer Brent Rampone.

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson with Pattie Whitehurst at 8:00 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
Buy Tickets Here

Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Aug 21, 8pm to 11pm,