Menlo Park summer concert series

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On Wednesday, June 13, The Sun Kings, a Beatles Tribute Band, will kick off the City of Menlo Park’s annual Summer Concert Series at Fremont Park from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Since 2007, The Sun Kings have delighted Menlo Park listeners with a collection of Beatles tunes that represent a nostalgic era of music.

Going into their 16th year and considered one of the premier Beatles Tribute acts in the country, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform.

The concerts continue on Wednesday evenings through August 8, except for the 4th of July.

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Brian Andres & Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel at Fremont Park on July 27

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Band leader and drummer Brian Andres is bringing his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel to Fremont Park on July 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  According to the band’s website, the group’s music extends the Bay Area’s Latin Jazz history begun by artists such as Cal Tjader and John Santos. Their CD, Drummers Speak, features all original […]

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Spotted: Bell Brothers get audience participation!

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Early in their show tonight (7/20) at Fremont Park, the Bell Brothers were joined by a young girl in a black tutu playing the tambourine. Next  “Menlo Park’s only harmonica playing anesthesiologist” took the stage. And late in the set, while playing Sweet Home Alabama, they reached out into the audience for a guest vocalist. […]

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The Distractions play Fremont Park on July 13

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San Carlos-based cover bank The Distractions, featuring Christina Martin on lead vocals, will be the summer concert series band at Fremont Park on Wednesday, July 13, with the music starting at 6:30 pm. The band’s website says: “The Distractions started over eight years ago and are more than your typical rock and roll cover band. […]

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The Contenders take you back to “the day” at Fremont Park in Menlo Park

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Isn’t that Santana? Or maybe it’s Paul Simon. No, OMG, it’s Johnny Otis. Sprinkle in some Rolling Stones. Such was the sound emanating from Fremont Park in Menlo Park with the Contenders on stage for the weekly summer concert. And just when listeners thought they’d heard everything, out came the Leonard Cohen tune Alleluia. It […]

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Salsa music makes for happy girl dancing

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Was it just our imagination or was there a proliferation of the 10 and under girl set – complete with happy smiles – out on the dance floor at tonight’s summer music concert in Menlo Park’s Fremont Park? On stage was Fito Reinoso, who has “made the Bay Area his home and is the only […]

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It’s bubbles and brass at the weekly summer concert

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The night was warm and the sounds wafting over downtown Menlo Park were a mix of funk, disco and Latin, thanks to The Hit Men who featured a horn section. For some, all that brass meant earplugs, provided by the evening’s sponsor Peninsula Associates (along with bottles of bubbles). And then there were the three […]

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Bono live at Fremont Park – well almost

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Did it just seem like there were more toddlers than ever before at tonight’s concert at Fremont Park featuring U2 tribute band Zoo Station? Or did the music that Bono and the other Irish lads played in the 80s (yea, Joshua Tree!) bring forth people who came of age listening to U2, who are only […]

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