27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
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Oakland Chinatown | Harrison Street and 11th Street, Oakland, CA
Saturday, August 23, 2014
27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest | Oakland
Schedule for Saturday, August 23, 2014
- 10:30 am: Lake Merrit Child Care Center (youth performances)
- 11:00 am: Nguyen Dance Company
- 11:30 am: Alameda Table Tennis Club Exhibition
- Noon: Ben’s Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance Team (lion dance and martial arts demonstration)
- 12:30 pm: Opening Ceremonies
- 1:00 pm: Prescott Circus (youth circus and theatre arts)
- 3:00 pm: Patty Chu’s Chinese Folk Dance Troupe
- 3:30 pm: Sing Tao Radio Presents… various Chinese cultural performances
Noon: Rendezvous – Bringing the party to San Francisco Bay Area events since 1995, Rendezvous has been igniting the dance floors and getting crowds to jump out of their seats with their vibrant vocals and highly spirited, upbeat performances. From Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, Madonna to Alicia Keys and Katy Perry, the melodies of Rendezvous will be rocking the sun and romancing the moon.
2 pm: Jest Jammin – Led by the Rev. Norman Fong, Jest Jammin’ aka “Chinatown Soul Band,” has entertained the public for 40 years. In 1968, Norman Fong, Brad Lum, and Ed Toy, got together with a couple of other friends, formed a band that was unnamed until 1971 when they added more members and officially called themselves Jest Jammin’. They are the last of the “Local Chinatown bands” from the ’60s and ’70s, and are still enjoying a popularity from an enthusiastic public. Comprised of “home grown” talent, Jest Jammin’ has been performing their wide repertoire of music from the soulful ’60s and ’70s, including tunes from recent decades.
4 pm: Mashtones – This all-star Bay Area band, the brainchild of Oakland-based, bandleader, Morty Okin, was formed in April 2012. From Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sly and The Family Stone, Ike and Tina Turner, Martha & The Vandellas, The Bar-Kays, The Isley Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Little Milton, Tom Jones, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and many more, the band powers through all these legendary hits with a twist. The band loves to mash up and medley these tunes with other artists such as Boston, Adele, Bruno Mars, Chicago, EWF, The Kinks, Scorpions, Nicki Minaj, Van Halen to name a few. The result is a wall of sound dance party to keep you dancing all night long.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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