Music & Movies Back by Popular Demand: Marin Country Mart Presents Great Entertainment & Fun for Families and Adults This Summer and Fall

Bay Area visitors are invited to enjoy three series of exceptional entertainment through October 3. Featured are Friday Night Jazz, Folkish Festival on Sunday afternoons, and Movies on the Green on Wednesday evenings; all are complimentary.

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(PRWEB) June 08, 2014

Marin Country Mart has announced its 2014 line-up of popular entertainment this summer, continuing with three engaging series. The programs are designed to welcome families and adults to enjoy movies, music and Larkspur’s warm summer weather in Marin Country Mart’s congenial village atmosphere. Featuring a total of 46 separate events – all complimentary – the summer schedule includes two musical series, back for a second year, and a film series, now in its fourth season.

The first series, “Friday Night Jazz,” offers 18 concerts through October 3 on Fridays from 6 – 9 pm. Some of the best jazz players from San Francisco and beyond will be presented, including Dan Hicks & His Bayside Band, Dick Conte Trio, Erik Jekabsen, Bill Belasco and Aguabella, and Nick Demopoulos Smomid.

On June 9, the second musical series, “Folkish Festival,” continues with Jeffrey Halford. Folkish Festival showcases a diverse range of talented folk and American roots musicians, such as Calico, Smooth Hound Smith, American Nomad, and Generation Next with Jimmy Dillon & Friends. The festival, which features 17 concerts, continues weekly thru September 28 on Sundays from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.

Returning by popular demand, “Movies on the Green” is presented on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm from June 18 – August 27. The film offerings feature favorite family fare, new and old, that both kids and adults enjoy. The 11 movies include classics such as Dennis the Menace, Charlotte’s Web, The Red Balloon, and Stuart Little.

A complete schedule of all three series is below.

All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer a small village ambience and an inviting setting where neighbors can meet and mingle. While many benches are available, visitors are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on. To enhance the events’ enjoyment, food and drinks are available from 13 eateries on the property. During the series, many of Marin Country Mart’s appealing shops will be open to welcome customers, so visitors can see the newest seasonal merchandise when they want to stretch their legs.

This is the second year that Marin Country Mart has presented such an extensive program of special events for the summer/fall season. Events Manager Diana Rodgers expressed enthusiasm for the entertainment series, which have been very well-received. “Marin Country Mart is pleased to support the arts,” she said. “Drawing from the deep pool of talent in the Bay Area and beyond, we’re delighted to offer the community solid programming, excellent musicianship in several genres, and good quality fun for both families and adults.”

In addition to the three summer series, Marin Country Mart continues with its other regularly scheduled events on weekends:

  • Marin Country Mart Farmers’ Market: Launched in fall 2010, the Farmers’ Market at Marin Country Mart welcomes visitors year-round on Saturdays from 9 am – 2 pm, rain or shine. It showcases the freshest seasonal offerings from local farmers and purveyors, with an emphasis on organic and sustainability goods. Among the renowned vendors are Frog Hollow Farms, Cowgirl Creamery and County Line Farm. In addition to pleasing adults, there are numerous fun activities to delight kids as well: pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, kids’ music or storytelling, children’s crafts, and live music.
  • Off the Grid: A roaming mobile food extravaganza, Off the Grid cruises to Marin Country Mart every Sunday. Onsite from 11 am – 3 pm, eight vendors feature delicious food, enhanced by live music and splendid views of the bay and Mount Tam. From the largest gathering of food trucks in Marin, visitors can choose gourmet foods to eat onsite or take home – unbeatable for an easy and tasty Sunday supper.

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MARIN COUNTRY MART
SUMMER/FALL 2014 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Please find below the schedule of complimentary events at Marin Country Mart this summer and fall. These are held in the courtyard. All are welcome to attend!

(Please note schedule is subject to change without notice.)

FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ
Fridays, 6–9 PM

June 6 -- Listening Party Trio
June 13 -- Lorca Hart Trio
June 20 -- Dick Fregulia Trio
June 27 -- Five Play Jazz Quintet

July 4 -- Dick Conte Trio
July 11 -- Bill Belasco and Aguabella
July 18 -- Michael La Macchia Trio
July 25 -- Piro Patton Quartet

Aug 1 -- Nick Demopoulous Smomid
Aug 8 -- Joshua Smith and the Birthday Jazz Band
Aug 15 -- Jake Botts Quartet
Aug 22 -- Dan Hicks & His Bayside Jazz Band
Aug 29 -- Susan Sutton Trio

Sept 5 -- Erik Jekabson Quartet
Sept 12 -- Lee Waterman and Jazz Caliente
Sept 19 -- Smith Dobson Quartet
Sept 26 -- Trio Extraordinaire

Oct 3 -- Mads Tolling Quartet

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FOLKISH FESTIVAL
Sundays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

June 1 -- The Courtney Janes
June 8 -- Jeffrey Halford
June 15 -- Brother Sal
June 22 -- Jimmy Dillon and Generation Next
June 29 -- Miss Pickles and the Pants

July 6 -- The Bootleg Honeys
July 13 -- The Easy Leaves
July 20 -- Calico
July 27 -- Jimmy Dillon and Generation Next

Aug 3 -- Miracle Mule
Aug 10 -- The Old Way
Aug 17 -- Smooth Hound Smith
Aug 24 -- Generation Next with Jimmy Dillon & Friends

Sept 7 -- Scott Barkin & Friends
Sept 14 -- American Nomad
Sept 21 -- Claudia Russell and the Folk Unlimited Orchestra
Sept 28 -- Jimmy Dillon and Generation Next

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MOVIES ON THE GREEN
Wednesdays, 6 pm

June 18 -- Dennis the Menace
June 25 -- Charlotte’s Web

July 2 -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
July 9 -- Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
July 16 -- The Red Balloon
July 23 -- The Cat in the Hat
July 30 -- Fantastic Mr. Fox

Aug 6 -- Babe
Aug 13 -- Bee Movie
Aug 20 -- Stuart Little
Aug 27 -- Horton Hears a Who

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Marin Country Mart is located at 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939. Parking is free. Additionally, parking on weekends and nights is available at no cost at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal Building, just a short stroll over a pedestrian bridge from Marin Country Mart. Coming from the city, San Francisco residents and visitors are invited to ride the Larkspur Ferry for free during selected days and times. For details on this special promotion with the Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry, please visit: http://www.goldengate.org/MCMPromo.

For more information on Marin Country Mart, contact us by phone 415-461-5700 or online at http://www.marincountrymart.com.

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ABOUT MARIN COUNTRY MART
In 2009, J.S. Rosenfield & Co. purchased Larkspur Landing, transforming it into Marin Country Mart through extensive upgrades and new retail offerings with independent brands that better reflect the preferences of residents and visitors. The open-air shopping destination, comprised of 12 barn buildings and over 173,000 square feet of space, features appealing boutiques, dining options, services and special events (see purveyors below). Marin Country Mart has two sister venues in Southern California, Brentwood Country Mart and Montecito Country Mart, which are favorites among residents for exceptional shopping and dining. All are conceived with a spirit of community in mind, as lively gathering places that evoke simpler, more gracious times. Inspired by the idea of the village square, Marin Country Mart is a welcoming destination where local residents and visitors enjoy talented artisans who ply their trades with pride and skill, in a congenial environment shared with families, neighbors and friends.

For more information or photos, please contact:

James S. Rosenfield
Owner, Marin Country Mart
2257 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
415-461-5714
http://www.marincountrymart.com