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Hot Buttered Rum :: Summer Nights Outdoor Concert

Sat, July 11, 2015 7:00 pm

Bluegrass Night • Acoustic string band turned plugged-in, percussive powerhouse. 
$20 members / $23 public / $28 Day of (members & public) Ages 17 and under FREE
(Reserved Table seating options available for parties of 4 or 8)
SERIES SUBSCRIPTION for best pricing and seating!


"The acoustic fivesome’s sound is a
traditional sounding display of virtuoso
pickin’ and sweet harmonizin’ all over
the grass, folk and jazz maps."
  — Salt Lake City Weekly, Music Picks

"Steeped in traditional bluegrass, the band resonates as much with the folkies as those equipped with dancing feet."
 Relix Magazine

Marin JCC's Kanbar Center
for the Performing Arts 
Kicks off its 23rd season of
Summer Nights Outdoor Concerts!**
featuring LIVE Music & More , with


**5 consecutive Saturday Nights, starting July 11!

Hot Buttered Rum blends California's own newgrass music with "Stunning instrumental and vocal virtuosity!" ...Relix Magazine


6:00pm Doors open for Sponsors, Underwriters, Century Circle members, Subscribers and Special Guests. Dinners available for purchase from


6:15pm Doors open for public
6:40pm Pre-event concert activity
7:00pm Concert Begins


Hot Buttered Rum

Enthusiastically returns to the Summer Nights festival stage, bringing their onstage chemistry that fuels the lovefest that is a live HBR show.  Delivering three-part harmonies with a five-piece newgrass jam band, Hot Buttered Rum spins tales about the good times, the bad times and the roads in between.

Whenever these five guys step out of their Bay Area homes onto a stage, their aim is to weave together the traditions of folk and bluegrass with the modern influences of rock, reggae, and acoustic singers and songwriters.  Call it bluegrass fusion, newgrass or a post-modern string band, Hot Buttered Rum is one of the hardest-working and fastest-rising stars in the music world.

What was once a dream envisioned up on mountaintops, and around campfires by five high school and college buddies, has found its way into the hearts, minds and bodies of thousands.

Aaron Redner, fiddle, acoustic and electric mandolins & vocals.

Bryan Horne, double bass & vocals.

Erik Yates, banjos, guitars, woodwinds & vocals.

Lucas Carlton, drums & percussion.

Nat Keefe, guitar & vocals.


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clientuploads/directory/Performing Arts/Summer Nights 2013/SN13-sizzling.jpgGeneral Admission: $23 public/ $20 JCC members/ Day of: $28

Children 17 and under FREE


Subscribe for best pricing & early seating

All 5 concerts for $100

Reserved Table Seating Options Available:

Parties of 4 (intimate cabaret tables)

Parties of 8+ (picnic tables)

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  • The new hybrid sound of California Bluegrass
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground on-site
  • Turf or Chair Seating Choices
  • Bring a Picnic or Purchase Dinner from Big Jim's BBQ
  • Concessions including Beer/Wine/Cocktails
  • Intermission
  • Free Parking
  • Wear your favorite festival wear - or buy something on-site at Georgi & Willow!

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Dinners Available for Purchase on-site from: BIG JIM'S BBQ


Bring your own picnic!


Beer on Tap from Lagunitas Brewery

Wine from Bogle Winery
& Cocktails at the bar!

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The Marin JCC Camp will be on hand with an art project for young ones to get them in the Bluegrass mode.


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  • Camp Families! The Marin JCC Campers and their families will be attending the concert for free tonight. If your child is not registered yet, call the Camp office today! 415.444.8055

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GEORGI & WILLOW will be on-site with theme-based clothing available for purchase!

Located at 649 San Anselmo Avenue in San Anselmo, Georgi & Willow is a 100% nonprofit resale boutique where your purchase has a purpose. Goodwill is a critical part of the social safety net in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo–not just catching people as they fall, but helping them bounce back into better lives. To do this, Goodwill partners with a wide range of government, NGO’s and business partners.

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Every Bit Helps

Less than 50% of our festival expenses are covered by ticket sales income.  Please consider adding a cash donation to your ticket purchase! Every little bit helps, and your donation will help us continue with this summer tradition.

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Support Community & Expand your Reach

Our Festival of Summer Nights attracts thousands of Marin, Sonoma, East Bay and San Francisco residents every year.  We invite you to market your business through a sponsorship of this popular festival.  Your business will receive incredible visibility (online and in print) to a great targeted market and you will receive ticketing benefits for you/your staff/your clients. Set the example of a community building business and support the arts in Marin through your company’s sponsorship! Call Linda Bolt at 415.444.8081 or lbolt@marinjcc.org to learn more. 

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Join the Team!

It takes many helping hands and Summer Nights could not happen without our fabulous team of volunteers. Find out how you can make a difference. Come join our team. Click here to get started.