Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 21 to October 12, 2014

 

Popular Concert Series Brings Top Talent to Oakland’s Redwoods
 
“Music is a great unifying force that can bring revelers from diverse backgrounds together for an enriching, shared experience,” said Mayor Jean Quan.

 

 

Oakland, California, September 15, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - Every Sunday from September 21 to October 12, the popular “Sundays in the Redwoods” (www.sundaysintheredwoods.com) concert series brings outstanding musical entertainment to the Woodminster Amphitheater, located at 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. With soaring redwoods as a backdrop, the weekly concerts will begin at 2 p.m. with a youth act followed by performances featuring renowned local and national musical acts. Single admission tickets cost $18 and may be purchased online at www.SundaysInTheRedwoods.com or by phone at (510) 238-3052. Reserved tables are also available. As in previous years, tickets are expected to sell out, so the public is encouraged to purchase tickets early.
 
“Music is a great unifying force that can bring revelers from diverse backgrounds together for an enriching, shared experience,” said Mayor Jean Quan.
 
Hosted by Mayor Quan and the Oakland Parks & Recreation Department, the 2014 series presents a range of musical genres with each concert date having a unique theme. The themes and musical lineup for each date are highlighted below.
 
“I invite Oaklanders and residents from other Bay Area communities to ‘Come Out and Play the OPR Way’ and immerse themselves in live music in one of the loveliest settings in the region,” said Audree V. Jones-Taylor, Oakland Parks & Recreation Director.
 
Sunday, September 21 – Magic in the Music
http://sundaysintheredwoods.com/magic-in-the-music

 
Ozomatli
Ozomatli, known for their high-energy live shows, play a unique blend of salsa, hip-hop, reggae, rock, merengue and funk.
 
Dos Four
Dos Four’s sound is a fusion of sounds from Cuba and the U.S., including Reggaeton, Musica Urbana, Hip-hop, Salsa, Merengue and Rap.
 
Kyle Eastwood
Known as an exceptional composer and virtuoso on the bass, Eastwood delivers powerful grooves and innovative melodies.
 
René Escovedo & the Fuse
This powerful alternative Latin Jazz/Funk fusion band features drummer René Escovedo, a nephew to Pete Escovedo and cousin to Sheila E.

September 28 – Talking All that Jazz
http://sundaysintheredwoods.com/all-that-jazz

 
Patrice & Friends
Patrice Rushen is a respected jazz keyboard player who launched a solo career emphasizing her vocal skills and R&B grooves.
 
Alex Bugnon
Jazz pianist Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for more than two decades.
 
Frédéric Yonnet
Jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet delivers performances that crush every preconceived notion about the harmonica.
 
Skyline Jazz
The award-winning ensemble includes trumpets, saxophones, trombones, percussionists, pianist and a guitar player.
 
October 5 - The Rhythm Section
http://sundaysintheredwoods.com/the-rythym-section

 
Ginuwine
Funky, sensual, hip-hop soaked R&B crooner who scored memorable hits in the 1990s.
 
Dee Dee Simon
A 2013 Steve Harvey Neighborhood award winner, this East Oakland native sings hardcore R&B whose lyrics hit home and soothe one’s heart.
 
Oakland School For the Arts
Hailing from Oakland’s performing arts charter school, this group of talented youth will show how the next generation of musicians sizzle.
 
October 12 – Soul Is The Key
http://sundaysintheredwoods.com/soul-is-the-key

 
Mint Condition
One of R&B’s top bands, the group incorporates funk, hip-hop, ballads, club music and jazz elements into its sound.
 
Silk-E
The Bay Area’s own Silk-E is one of the most versatile and dynamic entertainers around.
 
The Best Intentions
With their moving renditions of Motown’s greatest hits, this group will have everyone up dancing to the sounds of the 1960’s and 70’s.
 
Moonchild
The trio met while studying jazz at USC and have gone on to tour the West Coast opening for the likes of Stevie Wonder and Georgia Anne Muldrow.

“Sundays in the Redwoods” is the signature annual event of the City of Oakland’s Parks & Recreation Department (OPR). It fulfills and demonstrates the essential role that OPR plays in community health, wellness and public safety while exposing, enlightening, empowering and encouraging educational excellence through recreation experiences.
www.sundaysintheredwoods.com

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Kola Thomas, City of Oakland, Oakland Parks and Recreation

Email: Kthomas2@oaklandnet.com

Phone: 510-615-5555, Cell: 510-867-0589

 

 

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Popular Concert Series Brings Top Talent to Oakland’s Redwoods

Oakland, California - Every Sunday from September 21 to October 12, the popular “Sundays in the Redwoods” (www.sundaysintheredwoods.com) concert series brings outstanding musical entertainment to the Woodminster Amphitheater, located at 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. With soaring redwoods as a backdrop, the weekly concerts will begin at 2 p.m. with a youth act followed by performances featuring renowned local and national musical acts. Single admission tickets cost $18 and may be purchased online at www.SundaysInTheRedwoods.com or by phone at (510) 238-3052. Reserved tables are also available. As in previous years, tickets are expected to sell out, so the public is encouraged to purchase tickets early. “Music is a great unifying force that can bring revelers from diverse backgrounds together for an enriching, shared experience,” said Mayor Jean Quan. Hosted by Mayor Quan and the Oakland Parks & Recreation Department, the 2014 series presents a range of musical genres with each concert date having a unique theme. “I invite Oaklanders and residents from other Bay Area communities to ‘Come Out and Play the OPR Way’ and immerse themselves in live music in one of the loveliest settings in the region,” said Audree V. Jones-Taylor, Oakland Parks & Recreation Director.