“ if you dance, your aches and pains will disappear.” Clifton Chenier
San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Current GRAMMY nominee Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a young boy. At only 33 years old, he is already a legend. There is widespread agreement that he is an exceptional multi-dimensional musician who has a finely-honed ability to merge traditional Zydeco with hip-hop, blues, jazz and rock. Building from his love and respect for traditional Zydeco, his original music is a blend of old and new. His musical mastery enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations while staying true to the past.
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic received the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame award for “Best Zydeco Group” in 2008, and continue to raise the bar for Zydeco musicians worldwide. Building from his love and respect for traditional Zydeco, his original music, and a mastery that enables him to create a unique sound for his and future generations while staying true to the past.
From the Great Clifton Chenier, “If you dance, your aches and pains will disappear.” The wooden dance floor will be on the turf for this event, and a pre-concert 2 step dance class will get you set!
For the last year Andre Thierry has worked with Felecia Gaston's group Performing Stars of Marin. The young boys have learned Zydeco music now play the rubboard, have advanced to drums and have created their own performing group. “Zydeco Boys” will offer an opening number.
Andre has also spent time with Marin Schools of the Arts, working with Rock Band Director Rhian Robinson and her students. They were taught to play and perform Zydeco songs and will also help get this night of fabulous music started.
The beautiful and safe Swig Field is surrounded by Marin hills and begs for picnicking, but will offer the choice of purchasing delicious as well as affordable meals on-site from San Rafael’s Roadside BBQ pop-up Restaurant. No alcohol is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase.
Performing Stars of Marin will host the Kid Zone, offering up a Zydeco music art project along side the playground for youngsters. A Georgi & Willow pop-up shop will offer festival shopping and add to the full Marin community experience.
Special guests will include families from Marin City, Brandeis Hillel Day School and Marin School of the Arts.
Tickets are available online or by calling 415.444.8000
- Ages 17 and under are free, no tickets necessary
- Subscribe- ALL 5 Concerts $80 – includes early entry to field
- Single tickets- $20 Advance/ $25 Day-of.
- Reserve a Picnic Table for 8 or intimate Cabaret Tables for 4
- Group discounts available.
6:00pm- VIP Table & Subscription Entry
6:15pm- General Admission Entry
6:35pm- Two Step/Waltz Dance Lesson
7:00pm- Performing Stars “Zydeco Boys” perform
7:15pm- MSA’s Blues Band Performs
7:30pm- Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic Concert Begins
All performances are over before 10pm
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome; no membership is ever required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non- profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101
Summer Nights 2013
7/13- Newgrass: Hot Buttered Rum
7/20- Euro Café Fusion: Rupa & the April Fishes with Classical Revolution
7/27- Hawaiian: Hapa
8/3- Latin: LoCura/Los Pinguos
Two Bands~ Dance instruction & wooden dance floor.
8/10 Louisiana Roots: Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
Performing Stars “Zydeco Boys” and MSA Blues Band perform.
Dance instruction & wooden dance floor.