Photo by Bruce Forrester.
2023 Band Line-up
The Corte Madera Community Foundation will continue our long standing tradition of sponsoring music for the community this summer. Music will be from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM at the Piccolo Pavilion in Menke Park.
Below is the new line-up of bands for the 2023 Corte Madera Summer Concerts.
June 11, 2023 | California Americana Soul
Wreckless Strangers is a collective of six seasoned Bay Area musicians known for their collaborative songwriting and high-energy live shows, performing an infectious blend of music they call "California Americana Soul." Over the course of their six years together, Wreckless Strangers have released two records and become fan favorites at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
June 18, 2023 | Big Band Music
Corte Madera Town Band
The Corte Madera Town Band plays classical concert band compositions, musicals, rock and roll, blues, jazz, marches and much more. They come to practice with a smile and there are always a few laughs.
June 25, 2023 | Blues & Soul
Terrie Odabi is easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the Fifties. Terrie has a powerful set of pipes, writes terrific tunes, leads a kicking band and has onstage movements that perfectly match the rhythms of her material. Surely stardom awaits her.
July 2, 2023 | Uke-Powered Hawaiian Jam Rock
Sailing in on a wave of blissful sound, Kanekoa has become a global phenomenon over the last several years. Powered by electric ukuleles and exotic rhythms, these ukulele masters ride the wave of island roots with jam band energy, creating a sound they call Hawaiian jam-rock. Bill Kreutzmann goes so far as to call them, “the Hawaiian Grateful Dead.” David Hidalgo of Los Lobos says, “These guys scare me. They are that good.”
July 9, 2023 | Americana / Soul / Jazz
Dayan Kai & Joe Craven
Coming here from Maui, Dayan Kai is not only a dazzling multi instrumentalist who can adeptly switch between piano, flutes, acoustic guitar and cajon among many instruments, but also a soulful vocalist with stratospheric range and a poignant songwriter who knows how to heal with his compositions. Joe Craven is a highly entertaining and accomplished multi instrumentalist and vocalist with a penchant for the mischievous.
July 16, 2023 | Jump Blues
Spike Sikes & His Awesome Hot Cakes
Like hotcakes themselves, the music Spike’s Awesome Hotcakes plays goes by many names. Soul. Swing. Rhythm & Blues. Jazz. Jump. It’s a sound that’s classic and simple, but when it’s done right, it hits the spot, and has you grinning from ear to ear.
July 23, 2023 | Latin Funk
Los Mendoza y Friends
Los Mendoza y Friends is comprised of native San Franciscans with a love for all types of dance music. A smoking percussion section and sizzling horns and funky rhythm section create a musical gumbo, consisting of Brazilian, Classic Soul, Latin Rock, R&B, some Cuban, and a bit of Salsa, sprinkled with some Classic Rock and Funk! The Mendoza family has two generations in the band and always features surprise musical guests!
July 30, 2023 | Swamp ‘n Roll
Iko Ya Ya
Since 2013, Iko Ya Ya has been flooding dance halls with the Louisiana-influenced music that gets folks on their the feet – what they like to call “swamp ‘n roll!” Enjoy a full plate of New Orleans flavored dance gumbo—blues & boogie, Cajun/Zydeco, R&B, Second Line, and even a lil’ Country—all delivered with a Mardi Gras vibe!
August 6, 2023 | Classic Rock
Just a bunch of guys that love to play music, especially in their hometown of Marin. Bubba's Taxi plays mostly covers of rock and blues.
Photo by Tim Dellinger.
August 13, 2023 | Rock Music
Bonnie Hayes and Friends
Bonnie Hayes is a songwriter, recording artist, musician and record producer. She has released 5 records and her songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Bette Midler, Booker T. & the MG’s, Adam Ant, David Crosby, Huey Lewis & the News and many others. Hayes also toured as a keyboardist/vocalist with Billy Idol and Belinda Carlisle and has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power, Don Was and others.
August 20, 2023 | Country Rock / Americana
Mustangs of the West
Southern California's original 5 piece, original all female band ... bass, drums, lead guitar and fiddle with 3-4 part vocal harmonies are back. California music rooted in classic country rock with modern Americana influences.
August 27, 2023 | Americana / Rock
Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs
An anything-can-happen mix of stellar songwriting alternating with blistering blues-rock. When Click brings it down with the strings-inflected “Blue Skies”, you can hear every breath in the room; when he launches into the infectious “Wait My Turn,” there’s not one person who can stay seated.