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About the Concert
The South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present the third annual Concert in the Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12pm to 5pm on the soccer field at Orange Memorial Park, located on West Orange Avenue at Tennis Drive in South San Francisco. Building on the success of last year’s event, which brought out over 5,000 concertgoers, the 2017 Concert in the Park will feature two stages to entertain audiences. Attendees will enjoy music by headlining act, Malina Moye , a Bay Area favorite, Pete Escovedo, and performances by the El Camino High School Jazz Band and South San Francisco High School Jazz Band.
This fun and free family-oriented community event will also feature activities for all ages including dancing, bounce houses, and an indoor children’s play area. Hungry concertgoers can look forward to enjoying a meal from a variety of food trucks and fresh treats from the South San Francisco Farmers’ Market. Beer and wine sales will be available by the Friends of Parks and Recreation, a nonprofit volunteer citizen’s group organized to support parks and recreation activities in South San Francisco.
About the Bands
Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-¬‐down, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye fills a void in the entertainment industry. Lauded as a musical pioneer and one of the world's top female guitarists by Guitar World Magazine, Moye has carved out her own lane in today's music scene as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres.
Moye has “the talent, the look, the energy, the whole package,” declares Huffington post. Seventeen Magazine states, “On stage, Malina delivers an intoxicating fusion of funk, Rock, and Soul.” Her latest record Rock & Roll Baby was released in late 2014 and set social media on fire with the funk-¬‐rock anthem Kyotic, which debuted at the top of the Billboard Twitter 140 chart at number 5. In 2016, Malina’s hit single Are You The One landed at no. 32 on the Billboard National R&B Airplay chart thanks to Sirius XM radio. Guitar World Magazine touts Rock & Roll Baby as "insanely good" with "a seductive passion and feel that Malina brings in her guitar playing." The Examiner states, "Moye is one of 10 national U.S. independent artists to see," and Billboard Magazine calls her K-¬‐yotic collaboration with Bootsy Collins "explosive."
In 2011, Moye's critically acclaimed LP Diamonds & Guitars reached number 35 on Amazon.com and iTunes respectively, showcasing an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal. The album spawned two Billboard-¬‐charting songs Girlfriend (no. 48) which also appeared in an episode of MTV “The Hills” and Alone, which landed on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-¬‐Hop Songs at no. 93 and stayed on the chart for over six weeks. Alone then remained in the top 10 for over 15 weeks on Billboard's R&B/Hip-¬‐Hop chart. In 2012, Malina was the first female guitarist to join the Experience Hendrix Tour and appeared in the documentary "Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told." Abroad and stateside, Moye's Diamond & Guitars tour served her as an opening act with Robin Thicke and legendary rock group Journey.
Moye's musical narrative boasts an impressive and unique resume that includes making history as the first African-¬‐American woman to play the National Anthem on guitar at a professional sporting event, all the way to performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert for music pioneer Chuck Berry. And recently, Malina honored the Queen of England by playing "God Save the Queen" at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the Queen's sixty-¬‐year jubilee.
Malina's fashion sense, stage presence and unorthodox style of guitar voicing has garnered praises from legends to newcomers alike. As an influential artist, Moye continues to redefine music and mainstream pop culture through women empowerment campaigns such as Fender's "Girl Rock Nation," Victoria Secret's "Love Rocks" and Steve Madden's "Music."
Malina's humanitarian efforts include serving as cofounder of DriveHope.org a non profit organization that's dedicated to helping individuals elevate themselves and their communities. #FindTheGr8nU
Malina Moye embraces her unique brand, bringing charisma, fire, and emotion to music unlike any artist in the world today. As a savvy businesswoman, she has taken her childhood dream and turned it into a budding empire.
You can find more information about Malina Moye at: www.malinamoye.com
Pete Escovedo, toured internationally with the legendary guitarist, Carlos Santana, for five years and performed on three Santana albums: Moonflower, Oneness and Inner Secrets. Mr. Escovedo left Santana to follow in the musical footsteps of his mentor, the late Great Tito Puente, who influenced his music and decision to form his own orchestra consisting of a five-person horn section with strong rhythm and percussion personnel.
In 2013, Pete Escovedo, was honored with a Jazz Tribute Award at the Los Angeles Jazz Society 30th Anniversary. He performed at the White House for President Obama and was requested to return for a repeat performance. In July 2017, Mr. Escovedo celebrated 62 years in the entertainment business and his 82nd birthday.
You can find more information about Pete Escovedo at: www.peteescovedo.com/
For more information call (650) 829-3800 or e-mail email@example.com.