Afrolicious has established itself as both one of the most legendary weekly parties in San Francisco, and of the top live/electronic bands on the scene. Around 2010 the live Pleasuremaker band started including new ‘Afrolicious’ material and added more of the percussionists and vocalists from the weekly party to form what is now the Afrolicious band. Between their weekly party and sound system shows that involve the brothers DJing alongside live percussion, they also have a 8-12 piece live band that emphasizes the organic elements, instrumentation, and energy of a live ensemble combined with club heavy beats and textures the weekly party has come to be known for. Afrolicious band and sound system have performed at such legendary venues as Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Snow Globe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room in San Francsico (5 plus years weekly residency), Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar, Silent Frisco.
Ben Misterka and the Collectivity Freshly transplanted to San Francisco Bay Area from Shanghai, China and originally hailing from Virginia, Ben Misterka’s story is anything but ordinary. Spending the past 6 years based in Shanghai, he is well known as a top call session and touring guitarist, regularly performing at arenas, major festivals, and intimate clubs alike, with leading pop artists, internationally renowned touring acts, and his original project “Collectivity”. He is quickly turning heads and making an impact across California and beyond.
Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, Frogleg would be best described as a soul band, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show usually features a unique blend of Funk, Reggae, Rock and Jazz exploration. Frogleg’s debut, self-titled album, released in April of 2015, first pressing sold out in under six months. The band followed up in 2017 with the release of ‘Busy Checking In’. The album is seeing lots of attention from national radio, charting on stations from California to New York! The band followed up their release by pressing the album to a double vinyl and adding on some bonus live tracks from an in studio radio performance. The vinyl release show quickly sold out – something that Frogleg seems to be making a habit of. Do yourself a favor and go see Frogleg at Summerfest!
One Grass Two Grass One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin’ California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass. Thees fellas are sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.
The Riverside is a band of friends from California, founded by husband and wife duo, Jacob and Lorien Jeanson. On that road, whether performing on a street corner, in a house show, or on a festival ground, the band endeavors to bring back the love of raw live performance. Circled around one large microphone the band relies on one another to find balance in the music. With vocal harmony and their folk-rooted stringed instruments, the band paints landscapes and tells their stories.
Trego For seven years Trego (formerly known as Folkinception) has been a staple in the blossoming music scene of Spokane Washington and North Idaho. Over their tenure, the six piece Americana/Rock n' Roll act has developed a reputation for notably energetic, highly engaging live performances that showcase the band's tightly woven arrangements, commanding vocal harmonies and heartfelt songwriting.
Sadie Sicilia & Friends
Sadie has grown up a Sandpoint favorite playing with her father and family. Her sound has developed and accompanying her at Summerfest will be Reese Warren on guitar, Ash Madison on bass, Terry Martin on drums, and a keyboardist. Once you hear her voice you will be hooked like a Greek sailor to a siren. Summerfest after all is about up and coming talent, Sadie certainly fits that bill.
Emerging from the emerald twilight of Portland, Oregon, Sepiatonic is a vaudeville-inspired dance and music experience. Some parts theatrical show, some parts wild dance party, this project always brings innovative audio and visual entertainment! They feature original live and electronic music, focusing on electro-swing, but extending out into further realms of balkan beats, hip-hop, funk, and more. Saturday will not be an early night at Summerfest!
Brian Stai is an Americana Folk artist located in the Pacific Northwest. He emphasizes authentic lyrics and storytelling to engage any audience and take them deeper into his songs. His sound has been described as "Vintage Americana"with a modern twist and his songs truly come to life during his live performances.
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