Narada Michael Walden Foundation Christmas Benefit Concert

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

On December 14 the 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley hosted the annual Narada Michael Walden Foundation Christmas benefit concert. Here are some of the best photos. A full review will be available shortly.

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Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Narada's Holiday Jam Dance Party 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, CA December 14, 2013 (Ryan Selewicz)

Furthur at the Greek Theater

Furthur at the Greek Theater

I’ve been wanting to get this photo of the Greek Theater with the Campanili and the bay in the distance for a really long time and just before the Furthur concert, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity. The photo above is the reason I brought my camera, but I was able to get a few other shots from the crowd. The crowd was amazing – I’ve never seen so many people dancing as if nobody could see them. The band played from 7pm sharp till 11pm with an intermission that lasted about a half hour.

The Narada Band at Yoshi’s in Oakland

The Narada Band

Narada Michael Walden and his band released their album Thunder on Thursday, September 5 with a show in front of a packed house at Yoshi’s in Oakland. Their 20 song set-list included many of their own new songs as well as some well known hits including Purple Haze and Freeway of Love. They ended the show with a song dedicated to Angela Bofill who was in the audience.

For more information regarding the new album Thunder or Narada Michael Walden, visit www.nmwproductions.com.

Train – San Francisco, CA

Train

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, Train returned to San Francisco for a home town concert. They shared the stage with Gavin DeGraw and The Script. Ashley Monroe joined Train on stage to sing Bruises, off of California 37, as well as one of her own songs. Continue reading

Narada Michael Walden Holiday Jam – 12/17/11

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Star musical acts from around the country came to the 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley on December 17 for Narada Michael Walden’s annual Holiday Jam and once again, this intimate show proved priceless. Can you name another show in a small venue sold out to no more than a few hundred attendees with appearances by musical geniuses as big as Carlos Santana, Narada Michael Walden and Tommy Johnston? I didn’t think so. The band rocked on for nearly four hours as guest after guest took turns on the stage giving audience members a show that was sure to be remembered.

Proceeds benefit the Narada Michael Walden Foundation which promotes and supports music education for Bay Area youth. Continue reading

Preview: Carlos Santana surprise performance with Narada Michael Walden

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It was a concert like none other. Dozens of famous musicians and vocalists from all over the country made their way to Mill Valley for Narada Michael Walden’s annual Holiday Jam Benefit Concert. The list of special guests was seemingly endless with names like Tony Lindsay, Tommy Johnston, Lara Johnston, Tevin Campbell, Jeanie Tracy, Dale “Satchmo” Powers, and many more. The unannounced special guest that made the night even more unforgettable was Carlos Santana. Disappearing from his seat during intermission and not returning for the second act, his wife still enjoying the music, anticipation began to grow for the idea that Carlos may be preparing to take the stage himself. When he finally emerged, guitar in hand, the crowd rose, he took charge of the stage, and the band started rocking for a finally that will continue to ring within the hearts of all in attendance for years to come. Continue reading

Macklemore, Kap Slap & Timeflies at SCU – 9/22/11

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750 students, most sporting Mariners apparel of some sort, made their way to this year’s fall concert sponsored the Santa Clara University Activities Programming Board featuring the Seattle hip hop artist, Macklemore. This was the first year the fall concert was held in the Locatelli Student Activities Center and the smaller venue definitely made for a more intimate show. Timeflies opened the show with an engaging set for the few students who showed up early enough seemingly making it his goal to high five everyone squished into the front fow. A quick 20 minute set change later, Kap Slap hit the stage as the crowd began to grow in anticipation of the headlining act. Kap Slap got the crowd going with some of his popular mash ups and they were ready to rock when Macklemore hit the stage. Santa Clara is a popular school for students from Seattle and they felt right at home during Macklemore’s in-your-face, fast paced set. Continue reading

Warped Tour 2011 – Main Stages

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Here is the second round of photos from the Mountain View stop of Warped Tour on July 2, 2011, this time from the main stages. Thousands of teens lined up for what seemed like miles to see their favorite acts starting with August Burns Red kicking off the main stage lineup.
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Warped Tour 2011 – Side Stages

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On July 2, 2011, teenagers lined up for what seemed like miles to go to this year’s Warped Tour at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The weather was hot, but that didn’t stop thousands of music lovers from showing up and bouncing off of each other in a sweaty mosh pit. Continue reading

Diplo – 5/18/11

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It is common for Santa Clara University students to party hard on Wednesday nights despite having class the next day, however, very rarely is the largest party held on campus. Diplo was on campus on May 18, 2011 and students packed the Locatelli Student Activities Center to get up close and personal with the famed DJ. Continue reading