Homestead Valley Music Festival

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The 2010 Homestead Valley Music Festival will be held once again on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 5th)  from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm in the meadow at the Homestead Valley Community Center. 

Headlining the festival is Vinyl who will perform a 90-minute power set that blends old-school funk, Latin and reggae and is sure to get the crowd groovin'.  Vinyl's roots are in Homestead where the band started 14 years ago and have since gone on to tour throughout the US including some unforgettable late night sets at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.

Our youth band for 2010 is Til Dawn, an a cappella group comprised of Marin high teens who were featured in the May issue of Marin Magazine.  Til Dawn was recently awarded first place honors at the California State Championship of High School A Cappella (NCHSA) where they also won "Best Solo", "Best Showmanship" and "Best Vocal Percussion".  They perform both popular music and original songs written by group members.

A special treat for this year will be the Nigerian Brothers who bring a positive message and energy in their traditional West African folk and highlife music that features harmonious voices, African guitar stylings, and hand percussion instruments.  The group consists of bandleader Baba Ken Okulolo and other renowned African musicians who have toured with the likes of King Sunny Ade and Fela Kuti.

Rounding out the fest is Homestead's own "Maverick" and the Jazz Mavericks who launched our new venue in 2007.  The trio is back again to open the day performing jazz classics. 

Lots of food, beverages and fun will accompany the our excellent musical offering , Jerry's Bar in the Meadow,  jumpee (courtesy of Marin horizon School), and a cool kids craft area rounding out a day for the entire family.

Arrive early and don't miss out on any of these fine acts.  Complete details and set times are available at www.homesteadfest.org.


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