Enjoy a Summer of Fun at Marin Country Mart – Great Entertainment for Families and Adults Is Back!

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Visitors Are Invited to Enjoy Three Series through October 23 – Movie Night on the Green on Wednesdays, Friday Night Jazz and Folkish Festival on Sundays. All events are complimentary.

Marin Country Mart is pleased to announce its 2015 schedule of great entertainment this summer, continuing with three popular series. The programs are designed to welcome families and adults to enjoy movies, music and Larkspur’s warm summer weather in the welcoming village atmosphere of Marin Country Mart. Offering a total of 47 separate events – all complimentary – the summer schedule features two musical series, continuing for the third year, and a film series, now in its fifth season.

The first series, “Friday Night Jazz,” presents 21 concerts through October 23 on Fridays from 6–9 pm. Some of the best jazz players from San Francisco and beyond are featured, including Dan Hicks & His Bayside Band, the Mads Tolling Quartet, and the Bill Belasco Sextet.

On June 21, 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 Matt Lax and Nearly Beloved, and Fergheart. The festival, which offers 15 concerts, continues weekly thru September 13 on Sundays from 12:30–2:30 pm.

Returning by popular demand, “Movie Night on the Green” is presented on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm from June 17–August 26. The film offerings feature favorite family fare, new and old, that both kids and adults enjoy. The 11 movies include classics such as The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and The Muppet Movie.

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 a congenial setting where neighbors can meet and mingle. While many benches are available, visitors are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets to sit on. To enhance the events’ enjoyment, food and drinks are available from 12 eateries on the property, including El Huarache Loco, Rustic Bakery, Farmshop, Belcampo and others. During the series, many of Marin Country Mart’s inviting 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 third consecutive year that Marin Country Mart has presented such an extensive program of special events for the summer/fall season. According to Events Manager Diana Rodgers, the popular entertainment series have been very well-received. “Marin Country Mart is pleased to support the arts and share them with our friends and neighbors,” 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 various genres, and good quality fun for both children and adults. Our festive series of entertainment offer something for everyone and are appropriate for the whole family, both young and old.”

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.

New this summer is the bar at the Farmers’ Market, open from 10 am–2 pm through September 26, where visitors can quench their summertime thirst. The bar offers local craft beers from Marin Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, or Fort Point Beer Company; wines by the glass from Navarro Vineyards; and mimosas made with Pressed Juicery orange juice. In addition, the Farmers' Market features a visiting brewery every Saturday, selling packaged beers to enjoy at home. Proceeds from the bar support the non-profit, Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market.

  • Off the Grid: A roaming mobile food extravaganza, Off the Grid cruises to Marin Country Mart every Sunday. Onsite from 11 am–3 pm, numerous 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.

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.

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

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MARIN COUNTRY MART
SUMMER/FALL 2015 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 19: Joshua Smith Trio
June 26: Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo
July 3: Smith Dobson Trio
July 10: Susan Sutton Trio
July 17: Bill Belasco Sextet
July 24: Robert Overbury Trio
July 31: Ami Molinelli Quartet
Aug 7: The Living Sound Ensemble
Aug 14: Mads Tolling Quartet
Aug 21: Lorca Hart Trio
Aug 28: Falso Baiano
Sept 4: Dan Hicks & Bayside Jazz
Sept 11: Erik Jekabson Quartet
Sept 18: Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente
Sept 25: Michel Michelis & Gypsy Jazz
Oct 2: Charged Particles
Oct 9: Five Play Jazz
Oct 16: Michael La Macchia Trio
Oct 23: Tammy Hall Trio

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

June 21: Jeffrey Halford
June 28: Diamante Trio
July 5: Foxes in the Henhouse
July 12: Todos Santos
July 19: Misner & Smith
July 26: The Battlefield
Aug 2: The Lemon Hammer
Aug 9: Mikiya Matsuda Trio
Aug 16: The Dried Up Bones
Aug 23: Dirty Cello
Aug 30: Matt Lax & Nearly Beloved
Sept 6: Fergheart
Sept 13: Moonlight Rodeo

MOVIE NIGHT ON THE GREEN
Wednesdays, 6 pm

June 17: Fantastic Mr. Fox
June 24: Antz
July 1: The Land Before Time
July 8: Shrek
July 15: The Sound of Music
July 22: Charlotte's Web
July 29: Curious George
Aug 5: Babe
Aug 12: Wizard of Oz
Aug 19: The Muppet Movie
Aug 26: Bee Movie

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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
james(at)marincountrymart(dot)com
http://www.marincountrymart.com

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