Artichoke Festival Entertainment Lineup

The Central Coast hosts a wondrous array of local entertainment talent, and our Festival’s Main Stage will showcase some of the most popular from the area, bringing live music, dancing, storytelling and family stage entertainment free to all attendees — all FREE with general admission!

Come back soon for an updated listing of bands and performers.

The 2021 Artichoke Festival invites bands and entertainers to email booking queries to our Entertainment Committee for consideration in this year’s event. Thank you!

The Lost and Found Band

Lost and Found

We are a nine piece band that prides itself on delivering music just the way we remember hearing it. We play artists from all varieties such as The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Earth Wind n Fire, Bill Withers, Tom Petty, The Doobie Brothers, Hall n Oates, Kool n The Gang, Bob Seger…. What these songs all have in common is they are great  and timeless pieces.We are very proud of our team ability in playing them extremely well. We bring a horn section along with five part harmonies. In addition we have keyboards, bass, drum two guitars and percussion. A band this size isn’t easy but it’s hard to match the richness that a big group can bring.

Lost and Found website: https://thelostandfoundbands.com/
Lost and Found Video: https://youtu.be/G3ndXGKpGhg

Artichoke Festival Chicano All Stars on the Main Stage

Chicano All Stars

Out of Monterey County, comes The Legendary Chicano All Stars Band well known as an extremely talented, dynamic and energetic all pro-musician band. The band’s professional musicianship and stage presence appeals to a wide variety of audiences and guarantees to keep you on the dance floor! Sam Martinez is well-known seasoned musician with solid and highly polished vocals as well as an experienced drummer and guitarist. He is the sole founder and has been the band manager of the Chicano All Stars Band for the last twenty years.

All of the band members have years of expertise in the music business both as music entertainers and as dedicated musicians. The band has built a solid reputation as one of Monterey’s local legends, a favorite dance band and quoted to be the top Latin Rock band in this area for their energized Latin Rock sound, Rhythm & Blues, Old School and danceable Reggae.

They perform regularly at the most upscale local clubs such as Sly McFly’s on Cannery Row Monterey, The Granada Theater in Morgan Hill, The Golden State Theatre in Monterey, The District Club in Gilroy as well as all the summer time local Food and Wine Festivals. The band is available for private and corporate events as well.

Chicano All Stars has had the pleasure of performing and sharing the stage with such names as Maria Muldaur, Sista Monica, Brenton Wood, Ron Ellison, Ramon Ayala, Sonora Dynamita, The Delfonics and The Intruders, The Turtles, Jay & The Americans with Denny Lane, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Eddie Money, Tierra, Malo, El Chicano, Tower of Power, WAR, Richard Bean & SAPO, Lava Latin Rhythms as well as Jorge Santana.

Monterey County line

Monterey County Line

Headquartered out of Carmel CA, this collection of talented musicians brings collectively nearly 100 years of experience, stage shows, recording, touring. Members include, Chris Olsen, Jon McClean, Jack Aiello, and Lisa Kincaid.

Monterey County Line website: https://www.montereycountyline.com

Sasha's Money Band

Sasha’s Money

Sasha’s Money is one of Santa Cruz’s favorite cover bands. The band formed in 2015 with Michelle (Sasha) Kraft (lead vocals, percussion), Mike Kelly (bass, lead vocals), Bill McBride (guitar), and Randy Solomon (drums) and started playing an eclectic mix of great dance songs ranging across several decades (from The Police and Sublime to Elle King and No Doubt.) The band was joined by legendary local guitarist, Johnny McCullough, in 2016 and immediately solidified the band with his multi-band experience from the early 80’s (The Batteries) through the turn of the century (The Spell, Roomshakers.)

In October 2016, Sasha’s Money had the honor of opening for James Durbin at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz.

The band covers artists such as Amy Winehouse, Blondie, Prince, ZZ Top, Petty, Alice Merton, Santana, Doors, No Doubt, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Little Big Town, Sublime….and many more. Sasha’s Money plays an energetic playlist of great dancin’ music.

Tinman

TinMan

TinMan is a popular and high energy classic and current rock cover band based in San Jose, CA, now in their 15th year, specializing in music from the 70’s to today. The band has deep experience in playing a wide variety of venues, including private parties and weddings, numerous summer music festivals and concerts in the Bay Area, even San Francisco Fleet Week on Pier 39 for the annual Blue Angels sky show event, and performing with Grand Funk Railroad at the Sacramento State Fair!

The band specializes in multi-song medleys from rock’s greatest artists: Stones, Beatles, Bowie, Queen, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty, and more. It’s like getting multiple tribute bands in one band along with all the other great rock artists that TinMan performs!

In addition, TinMan offers a real rock show experience, and will provide your audience with the greatest classic rock songs and real stage entertainment to get everyone on the dance floor!

TinMan live promo video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQX78mv4mus
TinMan band website: www.tinmanmusic.net
TinMan Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tinmanclassicrock
TinMan new audio CD: https://open.spotify.com/album/1oLE8s1gYgObsNkFbBFmaw
TinMan UTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkCKHojw6WuJtvPhUyRRKUg

For Bookings or more information, please contact:
Bill Weir
TopShelf Entertainment
whweir@gmail.com
408-210-7672

Underground River

Underground River

Underground River is a group of seasoned musicians that have played in the Salinas/Monterey area for over thirty years. The music style is classic rock with a hint of country.  The band name pays homage to the Salinas River, one of the largest underground rivers in the world.

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