“As a progenitor of the jam band movement, Melvin Seals has solidified his place as a Rock & Roll Legend“
MELVIN SEALS & JGB Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz.
Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.
Melvin Seals has been a powerful Presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, Recording Artist and Producer . Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and Keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Adding his rock-gospel- soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor. Come see and hear for yourself, the Soul of the Bay…Melvin Seals.
OPENING ACT: Marin Youth in Arts Teen A Capella Group : 'Til Dawn
TIPS Ticket: Purchase tix in advance for best pricing. Parking: Lot and on-street parking available Kids Zone Offers hands on project for little ones. Food: Picnic or purchase a delicious meal from a fave local restaurant’s on-site pop-up. Beverages: No alcohol or glass is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase. Seating: General Admission =Picnic/turf or chairs in rear. Reserved Cabaret Table= single chair or full table for 4 at back of turf. Picnic Tables= full tables near playground (includes 8 tix).
Ideal for families and all generations, the Summer Nights venue is set against the beautiful hills of Marin and within a secluded, self-contained, safe, park-like environment that is expansive, open and yet accessible only through the JCC.
MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR EVENING Bring picnics, blankets, LOW BACK (only) Lawn Chairs | Please leave at home high back chairs, alcohol, pets, grills, and glass containers. | Be prepared to dance, play, and picnic! | Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, dinners, sweets, savories, and treats available for purchase.
General Admission $22 members / $25 public / Day of: $30 (ALL) Age 17 & under FREE (no ticket needed)