3rd Thursdays at Latham Square
June 20, 2019
Come out and celebrate early the beginning of Summer
Midtown Social – Formed in 2012, this band’s mix of sass and brass is guaranteed to make you sweat just as much as it makes you think. Continuing in the tradition of badass Bay Area family bands, Midtown Social picks up the beat from Sly & the Family Stone and takes off from where Jefferson Airplane landed. Known across the region for their chic and soulful sound as well as their epic dance parties, Midtown Social moved SF Weekly to declare that “An alabaster statue would have two-stepped to that magic.
Touring the West Coast for the past two years, Midtown has been featured at such music festivals as High Sierra, Guitarfish, and Stern Grove, playing for audiences in the thousands while sharing the stage with pop icons such as Janelle Monae and Kehlani.
Midtown Social is a diverse community of writers, musicians, and dreamers. They are black and white, queer and straight, married and single. They represent the face of young America—and they are the new California Soul.
No Lovely Thing – No Lovely Thing is a seven-piece soul band based in Oakland, CA. Led by singer Melissa Jones’ percussive melodies and captivating voice, the band weaves elements of funk, blues, reggae and jazz into their modern R&B mix. Always leaving room for improvisation and giving each song the chance to blow up, the band’s natural bond and instinctive interactions are flawless, exploding with effortless ease.
Known for their electrifying live sets and ever-growing enthusiastic crowds at legendary Bay Area clubs including The Independent, The Chapel, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, The Boom Boom Room, and The New Parish, No Lovely Thing thrives on performing, feeding off the energy of their crowds to make each show unique. They’ve been compared to Alabama Shakes, Vulfpeck, The Internet and Erykah Badu, and have recently opened up for Trombone Shorty, The Soul Rebels, and Royal Jelly Jive.
DJ Black – DJ Black (aka Mellanique Robicheaux) is a veteran of the LGBT scene who learned to spin records while living in Acorn Projects. DJ Black currently spins at various hot spots in The Town.
Beer, Wine & Beverages
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.
Come out after work, invite friends and family to join a fun evening of music, food, and that Oakland community vibe!