I had the pleasure of attending this festival some years ago. My husband was the drummer for Lara Johnston, the daughter of Tom Johnston of the famous Doobie Brothers. It was so much fun. The City of Marin is located 1.5 miles northwest of downtown Sausalito and about 5 miles north of San Francisco. Marin City became real popular in the 90’s, due to it being the home of Tupac Shakur. In 2010 the population of Marin City was 2,666. The 15th Annual Marin City Blues, Jazz & Soul Party is held Labor Day weekend. It is on September 3, 2012 at 100 Drake Avenue, Marin City, CA 94965 from 12pm to 7pm. This festival supports the history of the root of the blues and soul music. It also supports the music education for the children of Marin City. This year’s festival will have an interactive kid zone, delicious ethnic food & beverages, local arts and craft vendors, business exhibitors and a civic information booth. Here is the great musical lineup and times they will perform.
Schedule of Entertainers
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Marin School of the Arts
12:30-1:15 p.m. Maestro JT and Afro-Rhythm
1:30-2 p.m. California Red All Stars Blues Band
2-2:30 p.m. Zakiya Hooker, Lara Johnston and Margie Turner
2:30 p.m. Sonny Rhodes
3 p.m. Sugar Pie Desanto
3:30-4:15 p.m. John Lee Hooker Jr.
4:30-5:30 p.m. Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic
5:45-6:45 p.m. Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra
Labor Day weekend is the officially the last day of summer BBQ’s. So grab the family and go to the 15th Annual Marin City Blues, Jazz & Soul Party in the Park for some fun in the sun.