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2020 Free Community Concerts

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Novato Live

Novato Live is a free concert series that takes place inside Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue the second and fourth Saturdays in February and March.

Doors open at 5:30PM | Music from 6PM - 8PM

February 8th

Devon Baldwin

Bay Area native Devon Baldwin is a singer and songwriter who creates dreamy, sensuous pop songs with forward-thinking electronic production. A daughter of musicians, Baldwin sang since her youth, fronting several bands as a teenager, and even created her own independent study curriculum for songwriting with her music teacher in high school. She then moved to New Orleans to study as an opera singer at Loyola University, where she met producer Christoph Andersson and rapper Gerald Gillum (aka G-Eazy), and began creating music with both. Just before graduating from college, Baldwin wrote a chorus for Gillum titled “Let’s Get Lost”, which they recorded in their New Orleans apartment, and later became one of the most streamed songs on his debut album, These Things Happen. Soon after the early success of "Let’s Get Lost", Baldwin suffered a collapsed lung requiring several major surgeries leaving her temporarily unable to sing, but the hiatus gave her time to focus on writing lyrics. After successfully recuperating, she released her appropriately titled debut EP, Lungs, and resumed singing and touring, and appeared at festivals such as Austin's SXSW and the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Baldwin has since moved to Los Angeles, and continues to work with Andersson as well as Hayley Kiyoko collaborator, Jono Dorr. She’s released several singles following herLungs EP, including her popular original ’Dead of Night’ and a cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’, both of which exceeded over a million streams on Spotify. Baldwin is currently finishing her next project, which is expected to be released in the top of 2020.

http://devonbaldwin.com/

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 Olivia Grace

“alternative pop in the way that it catches you from the start, and leaves you at the edge of your seat.”–Milk

“a full-on rising star with a distinct soulful, vintage sound.” –Ones To Watch

“both quirky & dark with a sense of innovation and a focus on introspective lyrics.” –Earmilk

“soulful lyrics with a dreamlike approach” –Hillydilly

 Up-and-coming artist Olivia Grace announces July 12th release date for intimate new single “Body,” a painfully honest narrative on broken boundaries surrounding her body and space. The emotionally-charged release twists together vocals that deliver a soft, breathy vulnerability along with unapologetic lyrics and a darkly dynamic production. Written by Olivia Grace and MDA, the track was produced and engineered by Dave Burris (Saro, RKCB) out of Mateo Sound in Downtown LA.

With her most recent release, “Higher Ground,” Grace has received overwhelming support from Spotify, having debuted on New Music Friday France and New Music Friday Sweden, along with several other New Music Friday and editorial playlists. The LA based artist has also received support from indie heavy hitters Ones to Watch, The Wild Honey Pie, Ladygunn, EarMilk, and more.

https://www.oliviagracemusic.com/

 

February 22nd

Aguilar Flamenco

Roberto Aguilar studied classical guitar at City College of San Francisco. His interest in Flamenco began in 1996, studying with guitarists Jorge Liceaga and Manolo Fernandez. After a few years of playing for dancers he began taking dance lessons with Carola Zertuche. He has spent time in Madrid and Seville studying guitar with El Entri, Jesus Torres, Juan Antonio Suarez ‘Cano’ and dance with Maria Magdalena, Antonio Reyes, Manuel Betanzos, Alicia Marquez and Ramon Martinez.

He began his professional career at ‘La Bodega’, one of the first flamenco venues in San Francisco where he was a featured artist for many years. He was invited to participate in the International Culture and Tourism Festival in Beijing, China. Roberto has performed with Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco for several years is regularly selected to take part in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. He performed with the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theater Company in the 7th Annual International Cultural Festival in Doha, Qatar.

He is a founding member of ‘The Flamenco Room’ at The Thirsty Bear and was musical director of La Tania production of ‘Despertar es un Color’ which premiered at the Cowell Theater to a sold out audience, and ‘Esencia’, performed at the Houston Spanish and Flamenco festival. Roberto works regularly with the best flamenco talent in the San Francisco Bay Area such as La Tania, Carola Zertuche, Kerensa DeMars and Melissa Cruz.

https://www.aguilarflamenco.com/

 

March 14th - CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled. For more information please click here 

Lean

LA duo Lean formed in late 2016 when Kyle McCammon moved from NYC to Los Angeles and met kindred spirit Stephen Johnson. The two bonded over their shared love of 90s hip hop and indie rock and quickly found a formula that combined these influences. "With Stephen’s ear for hooks it came together effortlessly” McCammon said of the band's conception. 

The band made its live debut in March 2017 and in its first year as a band, released five singles, garnering them praise from NYLON, Indie Shuffle, IMPOSE, Buzz Bands LA and putting them on the radar of Kitsuné, and several high-profile Spotify and Apple Music playlists. 

The pair released their debut full-length, Years, in May 2018. Of which the 405 said, “as you trek down this near pitch-perfect alt-pop endeavor, you’ll hear a renewed sound that’s emerged inside this congested genre”. 

What the press has been saying about Lean: 

"The perfect make-out song" - NYLON 

"Just good ol' fashioned, high quality indie pop." - Indie Shuffle 

"Their single “Come Back” belies its facade of indie-pop insouciance; it’s a dart aimed at a poison person." -Buzz Bands LA 

“Has 'song of the summer' written all over it.” - KCRW

 https://www.leannoise.com/

 

March 28th - CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled. For more information please click

here

  Leeann Skoda

Phoenix, Arizona native Leeann Skoda moved to Los Angeles in2012 and quickly found herself part of a vibrant roots music scene. A few years later she was the winner of the Topanga Folk Festival singing award in and was featured on Record Store Day’s Like A Drunk in a Midnight Choir tribute album to Leonard Cohen. She has toured the country with musical collaborators and on her own in addition to playing hundreds of shows across Southern California. Her first full-length album Call Me Back Home was recorded in Long Beach, CA and released under BIG EGO Records in 2018 

https://www.leeannskoda.com/

 


 

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green is a free concert series that takes place on the Novato Civic Green, 901 Sherman Avenue on the first and third Saturdays in June, July and August from 5pm to 7pm. Please note there will be no concert on July 4th.

June 6th, June 20th, July 18th, August 1st and August 15th 

Beverages will be sold by:

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Hot Amphitheater Nights

Hot Amphitheater Nights is a free concert series that takes place at Hamilton Amphitheater Park, 601 Hamilton Parkway on the last Saturday in June, July and August from 5pm to 7pm.

June 27th, July 25th and August 29th

Beverages will be sold by:

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