Sausalito Music Fans: Click here for the 2012 Jazz and Blues by the Bay schedule!
Summer Jazz and Blues by the Bay concerts are held each Friday night at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito from June through the end of August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. These concerts are free of charge for the residents of Sausalito (thanks to generous local sponsors).
Put on by the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Dept., the concerts feature local jazz and blues performers. Last year Gabrielson Park was upgraded with a new lawn Sponsors: the Sausalito Rotary Club and other improvements that made concerts in the park more convenient.
Food and beverages are sold on site by local non-profit groups, or you can bring your own or shop at local stores, deli's and restaurants.
For Sausalito residents, season passes with reserved tables cost $500 for 13 weeks, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Non-Residents pay $600 for 13 weeks.
A limited number of reserved tables are made available by the City each week on a one-time basis, only by advance reservation. The table and 6 chairs are $50, with up to two additional chairs available per table for $6 each. For many weeks the tables are sold out well in advance. You can call the Sausalito Recreation office for more information or to make a reservation at 415-289-4152.
Concerts are recorded and rebroadcast each week on Radio Sausalito on AM1610, which can also be accessed online and via podcast.
Skip past the video (of the Cosmo Alleycats at the July 8, 2011 performance) to see the 2011 schedule.
The 2011 Schedule:
June 10 -- Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band (Food Concessions Sponsors: Volunteers in Public Safety). (Note: The word "Frisco" here is used under protest! -- The Editors)
June 17 -- Wendy DeWitt (Food Concessions Sponsors: Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation, with brats, hot dogs, potato salad, chili, corn bread, and cookies)
June 24 -- Tribal Blues Band (Food Concessions Sponsors: Friends of Southern Marin CERT)
July 1 -- Hands on Fire (Food Concessions Sponsors: Sausalito On the Waterfront)
July 8 -- Cosmo Alleycats (Food Concessions Sponsors: Sausalito Lions Club, with Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Veggie Burgers, Potato Salad and Chips)
July 15 -- Curtis Lawson (Food Concessions Sponsors: Sausalito Chamber of Commerce)
July 22 -- Audrey Moira Shimkas (Food Concessions Sponsors: Sausalito Art Festival)
July 29 -- Gator Beat (Food Concessions Sponsors: Golden Gate Tall Ships Society)
August 5 -- Kenny Neal (Food Concessions Sponsors: City of Sausalito Parks & Recreation)
August 26 -- Eugene Huggins (Food Concessions Sponsors: Willow Creek Foundation)
September 9 -- Michael Aragon Jazz and Blues Band, Reschedeuled from June rainout! (Food Concessions Sponsors: Bay Cities Refuse in support of Sausalito Parks & Recreation)
We'd also like to take the time to honor the sponsors who make this event possible in our community:
C.L. Dean, Pacific Heights Cleaners, Cindy Powers, Bob & Anne from Good Ship Laissez-Faire
Andrea Austin, AWG, Bank of Marin, Camara Scremin Realtor, Des Amis, Eff & Holland Ferry Friends, Friends of Bruce, Habitat Books, Junks Sisters, Kahn, Seidler, Seidler, Zuch, Lenny Miller & Bonny Meyer, The Leone Family, Les Girls, Newman & Warren, Osteria Divino, Prandi Property Management, Rotary Club of Sausalito, Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Sausalito Lions Club, Sausalito Mermaid, Sausalito Yacht Club, SF Bay Whale Watching, Undercurrent theBoom.com — Whisper and be Heard Secret Lighthouse Society, & Apatoff Family, Frank Howard Allen Realtors & Martin Noack Real Estate
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