San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
Music, Dinners, Cocktails, Picnics, Dancing, Playground, Fun
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys perform for Cajun Music Night, the fourth of the five Saturday night outdoor, multi-cultural family friendly concerts of the 2012 Summer Nights Festival at the Osher Marin JCC. A Grammy Award-nominated Cajun band from southern Louisiana, their music is infused in the Cajun French heritage of southwestern Louisiana and driven by the accordion and the fiddle.
They began with a reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on, and by their third release had garnered them a Grammy nomination in the worldwide field of traditional folk music, another in 2004 and another in 2009.
From the day they started, they have gone from strength to strength. Never before in Cajun music has a comparable wealth of skills been brought to the same table.
Steve Riley, of Mamou Louisiana, is a widely acknowledged master of the Cajun accordion and its singularly powerful sound. That, combined with his searing, emotional vocals, songwriting, soulful fiddling and onstage front man charisma have led many to refer to the band simply as "Steve Riley."
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WHAT: Cajun Music, Pre-concert dance Lesson, picnics, dinner, playground, dancing,
cocktails, fun. Outdoors under the stars.
WHO: All are invited. Family Friendly
WHEN: Sat, July 28 @ 7pm. Doors Open @ 6:15pm. Dance lesson @ 6:35
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA
PARKING: Ample FREE parking. Accessing the Osher Marin JCC from
Highway 101 is effortless, ¼ mile E off 101
TICKETS: Adults- $20 advance/$25 day of/Kids 6-18 - $5.
Children 5 and under FREE ~
Bring a picnic or purchase dinner on-site from Roadside BBQ.
Dana D will be your pre-event dance instructor and will get you moving with some Basic Cajun Dance 2-Step and Waltz moves..It's fun, easy, and no partner is needed..
The Summer Nights Festival is a series of five celebrations for all ages with live music, dance instruction, food, and family fun. Presented by The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, each celebration brings in hundreds of guests for an evening of culture and community under the summer skies.
“One of the most remarkable aspects of Summer Nights is the venue. The outdoor field and playground where the concerts take place are part of the larger campus serving the JCC and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Located uphill from the JCC, Swig field is surrounded on all sides by the Marin Hills and the JCC building, creating a self-contained, safe, outdoor park-like environment that is expansive and open, yet accessible only through the JCC and removed from the street.”
Sat, 7/7: Bluegrass Night - Bill Evans Banjo opens for Hot Buttered Rum
Sat, 7/14: Cultural Infusion Night - Rupa & the April Fishes
Sat, 7/21: African Music Night - Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
Sat, 7/28: Cajun Music Night - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Sat, 8/4: Latin Music Night - Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion