Sunday, August 19
Art in the Park with Live Music
The Martinez Arts Association proudly presents the 43rd annual celebration of Art in the Park with Live music. Local artists and artists from all over the Bay Area and as far away as Oregon will be at this event to show and sell their art. Also for your added enjoyment there will be live music provided by known local musicians. You can listen while visiting the various artists booths or pull up a chair and sit under the shade of a tree. There will be a Beer & Wine Garden along with food booths for your drinking and dining pleasure.
Join us downtown at Susana Park, one block from City Hall. The celebration begins at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. It is a family event with children's activities and it is free. All proceeds benefit the Art Assoc. Scholarship fund and grant programs. Following is the performance schedule:
10:00-10:15 - Opening Ceremony
10:15-11:15 - Thomas Martin - Playing a lively blend of folk and rock. Thomas' original songs are as much fun as the cover songs he mixes into his set.
11:30-12:15 - Garageland Rodeo - The Ro-Duo with Jay Olson - This popular band plays throughout the area. The pared down duo is perfect for relaxing atmosphere at Art in the Park. Don't let that fool you, though - these guys play fun music that will keep you hopping.
12:30-1:30 - Melody Walker and Jason Groopman - Melody is a Martinez native and is passing through Martinez on a national tour ranging from Alaska to Nashville to promote her new CD. Jason, her partner in crime (oops - music) plays a mean guitar and mandolin. Come see them free while you can - they are headed for the big time.
2:00-3:30 - Caroompas Room - Jim and company are back again with all that great rock, funk and blues. This time they are bringing a horn section to, so be ready for the show.
4:00-5:00 - El Dayasuno - This popular Latin/jazz/rock band will be on stage to liven the show up for the afternoon. Band member Bobby Knight will be playing for his fellow alumni classmates celebrating the multi-decade AHS reunion.