Thank you for a another successful Homestead Valley Music Festival!
Enjoy the photo roll from this glorious day!
Yeah, you right! A New Orleans celebration at the Solar Powered 2018 Homestead Valley Music Festival!
Grab your Mardi Gras beads and your umbrella!
Saturday, August 25th, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Homestead Community Center Meadow 315 Montford Avenue, Mill Valley

Presented by the Homestead Valley Community Association and Sponsored by  American Solar, Good Earth Natural Foods, Marin Horizon School, Malugani’s Tire Shop, Mill Valley Dentistry, Alpha Dog, Postmates, Pig in a Pickle and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

By: Ron Shalhoup, Music Chair

Back to headline another year is Homestead’s favorite son, Jonathan Korty. This year, Jon brings the Uptown Rulers to close out the festival at 4:30 with an all-New Orleans set featuring members of festival alumnus’ Soul Ska (2017) and The California Honeydrops (2008). Since their 2008 performance, the Honeydrops have gained an international following, supported Bonnie Raitt on her tour and are coming off a couple of sold-out shows at the Sweetwater. This one will be Epic!

Known for their lively shows at Tupelo’s in North Beach, San Francisco’s Shantytown takes the stage at 2:45. “Soul and Roll” pretty much gets to the meat of it. Fronted by Teague Kernan, this 7-piece powerhouse band leaves everything on the stage and never disappoints.

At 1:15, the King Street Giants (from Sonoma) will get the New Orleans vibe cooking. They are self-described as “California Traditional Jazz and more – no trumpet required.” Combining Dixieland and Brass with a wide assortment of original music and some unexpected covers, the Giants’ joyous sounds will get you up on your feet and dancing.

Opening the day at 11:45 is our youth showcase with Footsteps, a jam band with strong influences from Phish and the Grateful Dead. The rock quintet is made up of student musicians from four local high schools who began playing together in the Marin Youth Accelerated Music Program (MY AMP), a rock school in San Rafael. Expect many more surprises throughout the day.

Accompanying the excellent music offering will be amazing food provided by Pig in a Pickle, incredible desserts provided by Homestead Valley bakers, and of course Lisa’s Bar in the Meadow run by Homestead resident Lisa Santos who will be serving beer and wine as well as margaritas this year. There will also be a cool kids craft area to round out the day providing fun for the whole family, and giving the parents a break to enjoy they event.

The festival is, of course, free to attend, however we are asking for donations at the gates to offset the costs of the bands and equipment.

LASTLY, we are in need of volunteer assistance to help with set-up, clean-up, and a whole host of other related activities. Donate wine for the bar, homemade goodies and/or sign up for a 3-hour shift.  Go to: for more information and to access the sign up form.  Questions about donations and volunteering can be directed to Alex Scalisi at

Thanks in advance for your kind consideration and support!
Can’t wait to see everyone there!

uptown rulers – don’t you just know it – mardi gras 2018 from charlie hickox on Vimeo. live at Terrapin Crossroads – The Grate Room Jon Korty assembled this orchestra

About the Homestead Valley Music Festival

Beginning in 2008, we have seen the transformation of the meadow at the Homestead Valley Community Center transformed into a rocking venue for the appreciation of music, and fun in the sun! This FREE event is a highlight of the year and great way to say farewell to summer. Each year we have been able to assemble a stunning array of musicians, bands and entertainment that showcases a broad array of musical styles. This event is made possible through the generous support of various local business and agencies – and, of course, a hard working crew of passionate and dedicated volunteers. Get involved! Be a part of creating another memorable celebration of music and summer fun! Event Chairs:  Alex Scalisi and Darren Malvin

Music Festival History

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