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6th Annual Downtown Berkeley MusicFest Kick-Off: Zydeco & A Cappella | Berkeley

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Downtown Berkeley BART | 2160 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Event Details

The sixth annual Downtown Berkeley MusicFest kicks off with a free celebration concert featuring Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic plus a cappella singers Talk of da Town at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza from 5-7 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Bay Area a cappella singers Talk of da Town (who appeared on NBC’s “The Sing-Off”) perform sizzling renditions of R&B, Motown, and doo-wop hits. Their warm and joyful music will charm your socks off. Then boogie down to the sounds of Grammy nominated virtuoso accordionist Andre Thierry & his band Zydeco Magic. Andre and the band are cooking up a soulful bubbling cauldron of Zydeco Creole music that is stewed and imbued with hip-hop, blues, jazz, and rock mastery.

The 2013 MusicFest features music performances and entertainment that run the gamut from top flight hip-hop DJ music to blues, soul, jazz, brass bands, klezmer, Middle-Eastern, classical Carnatic, bluegrass, twang-pop, and cowboy genres. This cornucopia of musical and artistic blessings will be featured at venues throughout the downtown area including: The Jazzschool, Jupiter, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley Public Library, Bobby G’s Pizzeria, The Marsh, Subterranean Arthouse, Sliver Pizzeria, and Berkeley Arts Festival. These events are just a sampling of the arts and entertainment that can be found all year round in downtown Berkeley.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Live Music
Address: 2160 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA