The Kanbar Center at the Osher Marin JCC Announces the 25th Annual Summer Nights Outdoor Music Festival Line Up Saturday July 8 – August 5, 2017

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The Osher Marin JCC will offer 5 Saturday Nights of Multi-Cultural Live Music including Kid Zone, Food, Dancing, Picnics, Cocktails & Fun for all beginning July 8 as a part of their 2017 Summer Nights Series of Outdoor Concerts.

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Amazing event. All ages, great music, people dancing, food, wine…. we loved this fabulous night under the stars!

The 25th Annual Summer Nights Series of live music, dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, Kid Zone, and fun for all will begin on Saturday July 8th and continue for a total of 5 consecutive Saturday nights. This outdoor music series has been created to celebrate diversity, find commonalities, and bring generations together through live music. 5 evenings of community building through the arts in an intimate, safe, relaxed and beautiful setting.

Each evening offers dinners for sale from an on-site "pop-up" featuring a local favorite restaurant; a children’s hands-on project hosted by a partnering non-profit, festival shopping from Good Will Industries and additional pre-concert fun. From playground to dance floor, blanket seating to chair seating, these nights are designed to welcome all ages to come share a night of music, culture, fun and each other together.

This year’s line up:

7/8~ Americana: The Brothers Comatose
A southwestern-tinged, rowdy string band sound infused with a sense of relaxed, experienced confidence,

7/15~African: Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
A unique African music genre, Chimurenga music, (or music for the struggle of the people) is traditional and timeless. Pre-concert African Dance Class.

7/22~Latin Big Band: Pacific Mambo Orchestra
This Grammy winning 19-piece Latin Big Band orchestra plays salsa, Latin Jazz, cha cha cha, bachata, and more.
Wooden dance floor /Pre-concert Mambo Dance Class

7/29~Afro-Cuban: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Congo born musician and singer, Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loco bring their blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles -
Wooden dance floor /Pre-concert Salsa Class

8/5~Celebrate the Summer of Love: Melvin Seals & JGB
Come in tie-dye and bell bottoms and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and Keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Adding his rock-gospel- soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe
Youth in Arts teen a cappella group ‘Til Dawn opens with songs from the era.
Summer Nights @ the Osher Marin JCC

WHAT: Summer Nights Outdoor Music Series at the Osher Marin JCC
WHO: All are invited. No membership or affiliation required. Kids 17 and under free.
TICKETS: From $25. Kids 17 and under free. VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices
WHEN: Sat. July 8, - Sat. August 5 @ 7pm. Doors: 6:15 Gen Ad/ 6:00 VIP
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, 1/2 mile E off 101
PARKING: Ample free parking.
TICKETS: Available at

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 1/2 mile east off Hwy 101

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