THE 18TH ANNUAL
Glen Park Festival
A NEIGHBORHOOD TRADITION TO SUPPORT THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY
on DIAMOND STREET
The Glen Park neighborhood is full of families, and the 2016 Festival will be a fantastic event for everyone, especially the kids! For the 2016 festival we expect to run a full slate of acts at the main stage, plus jumpy houses, performers, and other events specifically for kids in the children's area at the end of Wilder Street and elsewhere.
Frances England is a children's musician from San Francisco, CA. In 2006, England wrote and recorded her first album of songs entitled Fascinating Creatures as a fundraiser for her son's preschool - the album went on to be the sole recipient of the 2007 Oppenheim Platinum Award for Music. Her 2nd CD, Family Tree was released in 2008 and received the Gold Parent's Choice Award and the Gold Nappa Award for 2008. Her 3rd and 4th albums, Mind of My Own (2011) and Blink of an Eye (2013) also received Gold Parent's Choice Awards.
England occasionally plays live shows in the San Francisco Bay Area with guitarist Tim Thurman and drummer Jeff Koch. Her first album, Fascinating Creatures, was produced and recorded by a relative, Billy Riggs, of the Billy Riggs Band.
Humanistic is a diverse soulful jazz band with a flair for funk. The band plays unique original music and have performed at the Oakland Heart and Soul, the Fillmore Jazz, Cherry Blossom Festivals and Yoshi’s, just to name a few.
Darlings of San Francisco's indie music scene, on the strength of their sparkling 2009 self-titled debut EP, first full-length I Better Better the following year, and a relentless schedule of enthusiastically received live shows around the Bay Area, Sugar Ponies take a giant step forward with the impending release of It's A Sign this October.
Helmed by multi-platinum and Grammy-winning producer Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads, Smithereens, Living Colour), It's A Sign is a brilliant expression of Sugar Ponies' irresistible sound: a sexy, sassy, rocking, unfailingly melodic blend of country, rock, classic pop, folk, and whatever else these fearless songsmiths feel like tossing into the mix.
At the core of the band are vocalist Suzanne Kramer, who draws inspiration from Lucinda Williams, Patty Loveless, Patti Cathcart, Kenny Loggins, and Paul Simon; and guitarist Michael McGovern, who tips his hat to XTC's Andy Partridge, Pete Townshend of The Who and Tom Petty guitar slinger Mike Campbell.
Jinx Jones, once called "Man of a Thousand Riffs" is a versatile guitarist who's lent his strings to jazz, pop and rockabilly tunes — as well as En Vogue's megahit "Free Your Mind." But for Jones, with releases such as "Rumble & Twang" and "Rip and Run," rockabilly's where it's at. With his trio the KingTones, featuring Ken Owen on drums and Whisky Pills on bass, Jones will treat the Glen Park crowd to some truly tasty licks that will make you want to break out your creepers and grease your hair. Jones is one axeman who takes his "License to Twang" seriously.
For over a decade, Bayonics has been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area with a unique blend of latin, reggae, funk music. This stalwart band has been a Bay Area headliner for many years and they never fail to deliver fresh new music and move the crowd with consistent passion, energy & emotion.
Bayonics is led by the powerful vocal stylings of Jairo Vargas, aka Rojai (Row-Juh), who merges elements to produce a raw soulful sound as distinct and unique as the San Francisco streets that bred him. Channeling a sixth sense that only he holds, he puts forth melodies, lyrics and compositions that carry inherent respect for the artist that inspired his craft.
Playing to packed houses worldwide, Bayonics has performed everywhere from San Francisco to Miami, to Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Brazil. Bayonics have shared the stage with Wu-Tang Clan, N.E.R.D., Mos Def, Erykah Badu, J-Boog, Common, Katchafire, Los Rakas, Gondwana, Alborosie, Ozomatli, Common Kings and the Black Keys.