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7:00 ~ Rose’s Pawn Shop IIt may come as a surprise to hear the strains of Appalachian and Americana music channeled through five guys from Los Angeles, but heartache, loss and regret have always been the cornerstones of great music, and this city has more than its share. Singer/songwriter Paul Givant grew up on the same disparate array of popular musical styles as any other late 20th century kid. In that mishmash of Rock, Punk, Country, Pop, and Rap, it was American Folk and Bluegrass that rooted deepest in Paul, transforming him and his songs. They combine, in their collective musical melting pot, the old-style American sounds of Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, and Hank Williams with a higher energy approach more reminiscent of modern AltRock, all with a deeply melodic songwriting sensibility. The final ingredient was added one fateful day when Paul’s scorned ex-girlfriend/former band-mate, Rose, stole the band’s gear and instruments and brought it down to the local pawn shop. Priceless! The match was lit … and Rose’s Pawn Shop was born! (Of course, not until after they got their gear out of hock!) With an arsenal of guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums, delivering neo-classical-sounding melodies and lyrics, their sound is a wholesome mishmash of creek mud, rusty nails and your mom’s cookin’. It’s sincere, straight-forward and sexy as hell, effortlessly combining such disparate musical styles as rock, country, bluegrass, and punk to create an incomprehensibly smooth and accessible sound for true believers and skeptics alike.

8:40 ~ Nkulee Dube No female artist has managed to fuse ethno-soul, jazz with ragga in one

song as this 32-year old singer- songwriter, as Nkulee Dube has done in such a short space of time since entering this challenging and yet exciting industry. Born to the family a music legend, Nkulee Dube has big shoes to fill to preserve and sustain the name of her late father, Lucky Dube. Nkulee, whose music can be classified as ‘ethno-ragga’ fused with soul and jazz, is no stranger to the performance circuit and the music industry; she was a backing singer and dancer for the late Lebo Mathosa and later Ntando Bangani. Nkulee glides and slides with ease in between her songs as she traverses between raga and ethnosoul as if she was born on stage. As a guest artist and backing vocalist, Nkulee has been part of her late father’s performing band and Nkulee has performed at major festivals in Australia, Holland, Papua New Guinea, French Guyana, Suriname, the South Pacific, Australasia, Africa, the USA, and across all of Europe.


Mateel Community Center

11:00 Lost Coast Marimbas 12:00 Feet First Dancers Bonus Set Delaney Rose 1:15 Latin Peppers Bonus Set Long Valley Dance 2:35 Altar Tones Bonus Set Dreams on Fire 4:00 Object Heavy Bonus Set Lacy Redhead 5:25 Dgiin Bonus Set Shovelman 7:00 Rose’s Pawn Shop 8:00 Nkulee Dube


11 am Desert Lilies Tribal Belly Dance 12:00 Joweh 1:15 Michael Kavanaugh 1:45 Arianna & Ruby Guillette 2:40 Zech Gravander 4:00 Sassafras Belly Dance Company 5:00 Lakshmi’s Daughters & The Gypsy Theater 7:00 Jammies By 9 8:30 Funnicators LUNAR STAGE

12:00 Azad 3:00 Esch 4:00 DJ M 5:00 Mr. 415 6:00 The Middle Agent & B. Swislo 7:00 Joe-E 8:00 Marjo Lak 9:00 Dragonfly


10:30 Captain Bubbles 11:30 Mickey the Clown 12:30 Long Valley Dancers 1:30 CircusNature 2:30 Paranormal Kinetic Society 3:30 Cotton Dandee 4:50 ClownSNot Bombs 6:00 Strawberry Smog

42nd Summer Arts & Music Festival Program  

Mateel Community Center presents the 42nd annual Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow State Recreation Area, June 2-3, 2018. Tickets av...

42nd Summer Arts & Music Festival Program  

Mateel Community Center presents the 42nd annual Summer Arts and Music Festival at Benbow State Recreation Area, June 2-3, 2018. Tickets av...