Takin’ It to the Streets in Downtown Mountain View
Magnificent Music Lineup Set For Festival
The Groove Kings
The Rhythm Vandals
Ruckatan Latin Tribe
Boys of Summer
Duran Duran Duran
*Please note this information is from the 2012 event. Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2013 event.
Get down, get funky and get your groove on! Classic rock ‘n roll, soulful Motown, sizzling Latin-reggae, high energy rhythm and blues, jazzy swing, heartfelt country, pulsating party music and dance-‘til- you-drop disco. Two full days of dynamite music for fans of all musical styles transform downtown Mountain View into the Bay Area’s hottest entertainment venue during the Art & Wine Festival, September 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street. Thirteen big-name bands with all the moves and all the grooves play a wide-ranging musical mix on stage and street.
The Groove Kings are the masters of danceable, popular, groove-oriented party music. Their musical repertoire ranges from popular rock and roll to classic R&B, and each and every tune is designed to keep the dance party going. From their soaring multi-part harmonies, virtuoso instrumental performances, and taut arrangements, the Groove Kings never fail to satisfy their audience wherever they play.
The Rhythm Vandals is unmatched when it comes to playing classic rock and blues. They’re known as one of the most energetic and best party bands in northern California with a set list that plays like a “Greatest Hits” album. From searing guitar solos, and the rhythmic beat of the congas, timbales and drums, you’ll hear everything from Cream to Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Since its formation back in November of 2005 by vocalists Christina Amato and Dave Scott, Rodeo House has evolved into one of California’s best country bands. Compelling songs, skilled musicianship, and ear-grabbing vocals blend into a potent cocktail that makes Rodeo House one of country music’s most sought after acts. Amato and Scott bring a high energy and dynamic stage presence that is backed by their amazing vocals and tight harmonies. Together, they bring a real new country sound to the mix that continues to wow their expanding fans base.
Music fans everywhere love Ruckatan Latin Tribe’s fusion of original Latin-reggae and world music. Band members hailing from three different continents infuse their culture and love of their roots into this new band, including Carlos Elizalde on vocals and hand percussions, Jose Angel Amador on vocals and keys, Blaine Hoopes on keys and various woodwinds, Derek Rolando on congas and timbales, Brian Camara on drums and percussions, Ray Uribes on bass and Ed "Loveletter" Elizalde on guitar.
With decades of professional experience, the Boys of Summer play the true heart and soul of music by the Eagles. This band goes for the power and essence of the great songs by Don Henley, Glen Fry, John David Souther, Joe Walsh, and Don Felder. The Eagles formed in Los Angeles, 1971, and released 21 singles, all top of the charts. The Boys of Summer recreate the sounds, the harmonies, but most importantly the feel of the Eagle's music.
Duran Duran Duran was formed in 2009 and is the premier Duran Duran tribute band. Duran Duran Duran features some of the most respected musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Performing all the hits and fan favorites such as “Hungry Like Wolf,” “Planet Earth,” and “Ordinary People,” Duran Duran Duran is aesthetic, professional, high energy, and will deliver a crushing performance that will satisfy even the most hard-core Duranie.
Hubert Emerson &
The Growiser Band
World-class street musicians will be on-hand to entertain all weekend long throughout the festival area.
Headed by brothers Ferris and Torin Martinez, Glitterface has cultivated a devoted fan base with the exciting and unique blend of acoustic, jazz, and hip-hop they bring to originals and covers. Hear for yourself why this band's innovative rhythms and superb vocal harmonies are making them one of the hottest, up and coming acts in the Bay Area.
Performing on the pan flutes and guitar simultaneously, Oscar Reynolds has played professionally for more than 40 years. His repertoire blends Bolivian music with Spanish guitar, Afro-Peruvian and world beat, and Brazilian jazz.
Bob Culbertson creates his music on a novel instrument known as the Chapman stick, a guitar-like stringed instrument designed to be tapped, not strummed or plucked. Culbertson has mastered the acoustic version of this instrument, displaying ferocious technique with the command of a virtuoso and capturing the rich warm sound of the instrument.
East Bay musician Jose Cabezas of Ancient Winds brings to the festival his beautiful music of the Andes, from traditional Ecuadorian folk music to his own original compositions, all played on acoustic guitar or handcrafted reed flutes.
Stop to listen to Hubert Emerson and the Growiser Band. Solid keyboard playing and vocals somewhere between Sam Cook and David Bowie give the Growiser Band’s special blend of soft jazz and funk its unique sound, which some have called “Moody Blues with heart and soul.” Renowned harpist
Aryeh Frankfurter’s arrangements of classic Celtic folk songs are deeply emotive and masterfully played and have captivated his audience at every performance.
Al Fabrizio and his partner Hugo Wainzinger of Heartstrings Music are sure to touch hearts with their beautiful string ensemble, featuring Fabrizio’s expressive “tremolo” style on the Neapolitan mandolin.