Presented by the Homestead Valley Community Association and sponsored by American Solar, Marin Horizon School, McGuire Real Estate, Lagunitas Brewing Company and many others!
This is our 10th year in the meadow and once again, we’ll be 100% solar powered! Please note we have a new date. This year the event will be Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Headlining the festival this year will be Homestead Valley’s own Jonathan Korty’s Soul Ska followed by Boom Box. Korty, who formed the successful eight-piece groove band Vinyl in his Homestead Valley garage in the mid-90’s has toured nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards along the way.
With Soul Ska, you’ll see 1st and 2nd wave Jamaican and UK Ska classics from The Skatalites, The Specials, The Wailers…and more. It’s a 10-piece All-Ska tribute juggernaut! Boom Box is Northern California’s hottest dance party band playing hits from the 70’s, 80, 90’s and today! The experience this particular group of Bay Area music veterans bring to your event ENSURES you will have an event to remember!
Opening this year’s show will be our featured local youth performers, Funkschway, playing originals and covers of classic funk, soul, rock and jazz. Starting out as a collaboration in the Marin School of the Arts’ prestigious rock band program, the group has gone on to playing regularly around the Bay Area. Funkschway’s first album, Battery, was released on April 23, 2017
Following Funkschway will be another Homestead Valley native with SunHunter (Tomas D). Singer/songwriter Tomas D was born in San Francisco and raised in Homestead Valley. With a musical sensibility based on blues, rock, and folk music, SunHunter (Tomas D) will transport you through familiar themes of longing, hurt and recovery in a new singular way.
Lots of food, beverage and fun will accompany the excellent musical offering including two amazing food trucks, from PIg In a Pickle and Dabba, desserts, and of course Lisa’s Bar in the Meadow run by Homestead resident Lisa Santos. Coffee will be provided by Homestead Village (courtesy of Coyote Coffee) and a cool kids craft area will round out a day of fun for the whole family.
The festival is, of course, free to attend, however we are asking that donations are provided at the gates to offset the costs of the bands and equipment.