• THE CRAWDAD MUSIC FESTIVAL

     

    Enjoy the Crawdad Music Festival included with Crawdad Festival Admission, featuring OVER 20 BANDS. Immerge yourself in the sounds of smooth Jazz and dance the night away to an electric mix of Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, R&B Funk, and Southern Rock & Roll and more!

    RUSSELL THOMPKINS, JR & THE NEW STYLISTICS

    Soul, R&B

    For over 30 years, Russell Thompkins, Jr was the original lead singer of the Stylistics. His impeccable falsetto voice led the group to international fame and recognition. Russell's distinctive falsetto was the driving force and the backbone of the original Stylistics.

    CON FUNK SHUN

    R&B Funk

    Con Funk Shun is an American R&B and funk band formed in Vallejo, California, in the late 1960s. Known for their infectious grooves and soulful melodies, Con Funk Shun rose to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of hit albums and singles. Comprising members Michael Cooper, Felton Pilate, Karl Fuller, Louis A. McCall Sr., Paul "Maceo" Harrell, Cedric Martin, Danny "Sweet Man" Thomas, and Eric "EQ" Young, the band gained a reputation for their dynamic live performances and tight musicianship.

    JEANETTE HARRIS

    Saxophonist, Jazz, Soul

    Jeanette has played major events from The Coombs River Bend Ranch Festival to festivals in Japan and London. She has performed as a side musician with Teena Marie, Howard Hewett and Deniece Williams and has opened shows for greats ranging from smooth jazz stars Kirk Whalum, Najee and The Rippingtons to R&B stars Babyface, Phil Perry and KEM.

    GRANT DRUMLINE

     

    Grant Drum Line Music Association was founded in 2009 simultaneously with Grant Drum Line. At the time of its formation an association was not being discussed. The main drive was to support youth aged 14 to 24 through positive engagement and opportunities.

    SOUTHERN ROCK'S FINEST

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock Super Group featuring former members of Pure Prairie Leauge, Lynard Skynard, Molly Hatchet, Gregg Allman Band, Blackfoot, Artimus Pyle Band, Les Dudek Group and Ghostriders.

    RED NOT CHILI PEPPERS

    Rock and Roll

    Red Not Chili Peppers are the Nations #1 RHCP tribute band that originally included players from bands like Deaf Zero, JUNK!, Twerp, and the Mind.

    MARCEL SMITH

    Soul, R&B

    Whenever soul dynamo Marcel Smith begins to sing, he commands the attention of anyone within earshot. Combining soul, gospel and R&B, Smith’s voice is seductive and alluring, piquing interest with the anticipation that listeners just might find a secret and comforting message being sung expressly for them. It’s the believability factor, and Smith’s got it.

    TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU

    Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Rock and Roll

    Tom Rigney has become one of the premier blues and roots music violinists in the world, and he continues to be a prolific composer of powerfully compelling music for the violin, music whose influences come from a wide range of musical styles within the broad boundaries of American Roots Music. As a composer, as a violinist, as a band leader, Tom Rigney is a true American original.

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    ALABAMA MIKE

    Southern Soul, Blues

    Alabama Mike is one of the few blues artists today who writes strong, memorable songs that are simultaneously unique, but steeped in blues tradition. He writes about modern themes, making his music work in a way that’s natural and not contrived. The songs reflect his personality: unabashed, self-assured and swaggering at times. The music is raw-edged yet reflects the complex and realistic person that is Alabama Mike.

    ALVON JOHNSON BLUES BAND

    Blues

    Alvon Johnson is one of the most versatile musicians, singers, and entertainers on the music scene today. He travels the world singing and swinging jazz standards with Big Bands. He also gallops the globe performing the songs that he performed while working with the rock and roll hall of fame group, The Coasters. When he travels to Russia he is referred to as the “King of the Blues” and the “Ambassador of the Blues”. His love and respect for the American Art form is shared by large and enthusiastic audiences all over the world. 

    ZYDECO FLAMES

    Zydeco Band

    The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast's premiere Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dancehalls. Their sizzling roots rhythms are timeless and the execution of them relentless, with a stunningly powerful groove. The Flames' sixth CD release "Fire It Up", provides fans with hot Zydeco in the tradition of masters like Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco and Queen Ida.

    MAYA LATIN ROOTS

    Latin, Spanish, Dance Music

    Maya Latin Roots is a Latin Tribute Dance Band based in Northern California. They deliver a captivating blend of Spanish and English music, presenting popular crossover hits from renowned artists. With special tributes to movie soundtracks like Selena and La Bamba, as well as tributes to Santana, La Sonora Dinamita and more music from Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz, Thalia, and Old School hit medleys, Maya Latin Roots creates an energetic and engaging atmosphere that gets audiences dancing.

    HIPNOSIS

    Funk, Jazz, Soul, Blues, Rock

    Fronted by a tight, powerful horn section and soaring, soulful vocals. Driven by an edgy rhythm section that lays down an irresistible groove, HipNosis delivers a polished performance that ranges from Funky Jazz and Soul through Blues and Rock with a bit of Gospel thrown in for good measure. The original arrangements, soloists and top tier musicianship keep the sound fresh and compelling.

    IKO YAYA

    Louisiana Blues & Boogie

    Pronounced I - KO - YAH-YAH - since 2013, we’ve been flooding dance halls with the Louisiana-influenced music that gets folks on their the feet – what we like to call “swamp ‘n roll!” Enjoy a full plate of our favorite New Orleans flavored dance gumbo—blues & boogie, Cajun/Zydeco, R&B, Second Line, and even a lil’ Country—all delivered with a Mardi Gras vibe!

    MARK ST. MARY

    Louisiana Blues and Zydeco

    Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Band consist of Accordion Player/Vocalist/Song Writer Mark St. Mary, RubBoard Player, Lead Guitar, Bass and Drummer. Mark takes exceptional pride in knowing that he brings Authentic and Traditional Down Home Louisiana Blues and Zydeco to every performance. Mark St. Mary sings in both English and his native Creole French. His motto is 'LET'S HAVE A PARTY Y'ALL' and Bring Your Dancin' Shoes.

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    THE GUMBO BAND

    Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul

    The Bay Area Gumbo Band is a lively musical ensemble hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Specializing in the genre of New Orleans-style gumbo music, they infuse elements of jazz, blues, funk, and soul into their performances, creating a dynamic and infectious sound that gets audiences up and dancing.

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    HOWELL DEVINE BAND

    Country, Blues, Zydeco

    Hill Country and Delta Blues with Hypnotic Grooves

    "There is no blues band performing today as different as HowellDevine—nor as delightful." ~ Lee Hildebrand, Living Blues Magazine/SF Chronicle. Triple threat talent, Joshua Howell (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and percussion savant, Pete Devine (drums, washboard), plus veteran upright bassist, Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix rural blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking sound that stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard these days.

    EASTSIDE FUNK

    Jazz, Funk, Latin, R&B

    Eastside Funk is an 8-piece, San Jose-Based ensemble playing original material fusing Jazz, Funk, Latin, and R&B.

    WeR1 Band Featuring Lionel J. Burns Sr. (Frankie Beverly Tribute)

    R&B Soul