THE 20TH 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 2018 Festival will be a fantastic event for everyone, especially the kids! For the 2018 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.
Come dance, sing, and tap your toes with local children's musician Gayle Schmitt and her bluegrass-pickin' Ramblers as they present a fun-filled performance of bluegrass, mountain, and folk music for kids with their second appearance at the Festival. With fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and bass they'll set your feet a-stompin' — fun for the whole family! Kentucky-born Gayle Schmitt has released two Parent's Choice Award-winning CDs featuring homemade tunes as well as bluegrass and old-time songs for kids. She has taught music and movement classes for children throughout the Bay Area for more than 13 years.
La Original 24 bring their sound of the Mission District to the Glen Park Festival. The seven band members play a Latin mix of salsa, cumbia, and other genres that will have you on the dance floor.
Fog Swamp is a San Francisco-based assemblage of first-call musicians that performs original swamp rock. Steeped in genres ranging from rock, New Orleans funk and blues to bluegrass and jazz, Fog Swamp’s members have toured the world, having shared stages with The Meters, Wilco, Dave Brubeck, Phil Lesh, Ben Harper, The Radiators and others. Fog Swamp features Alex Wise (vocals), Ted Silverman (bass), Schad Dalton (drums), Jeff Ballard (harmonica), Andy Charmatz (guitar) and Julian Lopez (keys).
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.
A good Latin band is built on groove and beat, and Bautista, combining decades of mustical experience by contributors from around the US, but musical influences around the globe. From Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa elements to R&B and Memphis-born jazz, Bautista brings a broad lineup of backgrounds and styles that fuse to a spicy combination to please all comers.
For the 2018 festival, Bautista is represented by Mark Briseno, Frank Holder and Mike Mirasole on percussion, Dave Rosen and Mike Rissi on horn and saxopone, plus Bob Wachunas on Parabar Martin Weber on rythym guidar and keyboards.