Smashing Entertainment Lineup on the LinkedIn Concert Stage at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Big Saturday Evening Into the Groove Dance Party Concert with Club 90
Get ready: the greatest two days of music Mountain View has ever experienced is coming. Two sensational days of live music throughout downtown transform the always buzzing with energy Castro Street into the Bay Area’s entertainment hot-spot during the city’s fantastically fun, monster shindig — Art & Wine Festival, September 8-9. The dynamite lineup features thirteen of the Bay Area’s best bands play a non-stop, wide-ranging musical mix on the LinkedIn Concert Stage in Civic Center Plaza and all over the downtown area.
The fabulous lineup includes the big Saturday evening Into The Groove Dance Party (4:45 to 7 p.m.) featuring powerhouse party band Club 90 plus a stellar bill with Tortilla Soup, Livewire, Busta-Groove!, The Shanks, Cocktail Monkeys, Johnny Neri Unplugged, Emerson & The Growiser Band, Bob Culbertson, HeartStrings Music, John Clarke, Stephen Dreyfuss, and Ancient Winds.
LinkedIn Concert Stage (in Civic Center Plaza, Castro/Mercy)
Saturday, September 8
The high energy Johnny Neri Band is going unplugged for this special show. They’ll still be performing their array of popular, vintage and classic rock ‘n roll songs from the 60s through the 90s featuring the signature three part harmony and excellent musicianship that have gained the band legions of devoted fans.
If you like classic rock, then you’ll love The Shanks. This off the hook talented group plays your favorite tunes from Van Halen, Pat Benetar, Foreigner, ZZ Top, Heart, Santana, Bad Company, The Pretenders, Queen, Journey, The Rolling Stones, Clapton, and Elvis (both of them!), just to name a few. Band accolades include being names winner of KFOX’s “Last Band Standing” competition.
It’s a guaranteed party when Livewire takes the stage. This incredible dance and party band showcases a dynamic mix of current and favorite rock and dance hits. The band accurately covers a wide range of music – from Journey, ABBA and the Bee Gees to The Jackson 5, Black Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars – all with a professional showmanship that will get everyone out of their seat and onto the dance floor.
Headed by the legendary Dick Bright, Club 90 is a super high-energy, over-the-top choreographed dance party show featuring the best pop hits of the 1990s. They’re performing at the big, can’t-miss Saturday evening Into The Groove Dance Party (4:45- to 7 p.m.). The 90s was a musical decade that is quickly becoming the top choice for audiences of all ages. Club 90 is made up of seven exceptionally well-accomplished performers, including three vocalists, keyboardist, electric bassist, guitarist, and drummer.
Sunday, September 9
Swing into the scene with Bay Area’s favorite dance band, The Cocktail Monkeys. These sensational musicians bring more than exciting music and perfect vocal harmony – they bring fun, camaraderie and professionalism to every show. Covering the best of decades from the 60’s through current favorites, their songs range from rock and pop to funk and disco. With an alluring and powerful stage presence that invites audience participation, this band is guaranteed to have everyone dancing up a storm.
Busta-Groove! is Northern California’s #1 dance party band playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today! Their song list starts with classic Motown such as The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin. Do you want to hear 70’s disco and classic rock hits from artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Commodores, and Led Zeppelin? They got that! Plus they perform all the top 80’s and 90’s R&B, Pop and Rock from Madonna, B-52’s, Guns N Roses, and of course Michael Jackson! They even do current Hip-Hop/pop hits from Beyonce’, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Bruno Mars, and the most popular songs of today.
Closing out the big fiesta is Tortilla Soup. They bring the house down everywhere they go playing R&B, soul, top 40 and old school classics from the 1960's to the present. Their diverse songlist includes the best of Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, James Brown, Etta James, Bruno Mars and tons more.
Street Performer Locations
As you take in the art and delectable eats, be sure to find these talented street musicians at various spots around the festival.
Get transported to the lush Andes of Ecuador with the haunting traditional flute playing of Ancient Winds. This family-filled quintet is led by Jose Cabezas who hand-carves all the flutes and composes many of songs.
John Clarke Trio
John Clarke’s beautiful Spanish classical acoustic guitar playing will stop you in your tracks. It did just that to his bandmates, Josh Melligner (cajon) and Rob Hansen (violin). After the three met while individually playing on the streets of San Francisco, they decided to form a trio.
An early adopter of the Chapman Stick, Bob Culbertson is known worldwide for his unique playing technique which allows him to play the bass line, chords and melody simultaneously. With his great compositional talent, he has sold over 100,000 albums. Come by and listen to his intriguing blend of light jazz, folk, blues, Spanish-influenced classical, as well as contemporary and traditional music.
The GroWiser Band
The feel-good tunes of this soulful group are known for inspiring audiences with their uplifting messages of hope and peace. Hubert Emerson leads the group with his son on drums and his daughter on piano. Joe Lococo plays the guitar and Sahar Miller sings when she’s not wailing on her saxophone.
Tickle your heart strings with these two love song gurus – Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger. Their beautiful string ensembles, featuring Fabrizio’s expressive “tremolo” style on the Neapolitan mandolin, will make you swoon.
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.
IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
Saturday, September 8
|11:00AM||Johnny Neri Unplugged|
Sunday, September 9
|11:00AM||The Cocktail Monkeys
STREET PERFORMER LOCATIONS (All Weekend)
|Ancient Winds (Evelyn Ave.)|
|John Clarke (Villa St.)|
|Bob Culbertson (Dana St.)|
|The GroWiser Band (California St.)|
|Stephen Dreyfuss (Church St.)|
|HeartStrings Music (High School Way)|