Earthwise tops 30 shows for 2nd consecutive season: free concerts in three Palo Alto parks announced

DON’T CALL THEM FRISCO: Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express announce an Earthwise gig at the Mitch Bowl, Sunday July 30, 2 pm, the first in a four-part free series this summer featuring jazz, funk, rock, and commedia dell’arte.

To wit (check local listings — tickets and reservations at Eventbrite plus Earthwise):

Phoebe Hunt, Lytton Plaza, Monday, February 20, 2023 (pop up– President’s Day) (1)

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums
Palo Alto Art Center, Wed. March 1, 2023 8 pm, free; (2)

Damn Skippy
Mitchell Park Community Center, Saturday March 4, 2023 8 pm, $20 at door; (3)

Stephan Crump
Lytton Plaza, Saturday, March 11, 2023 5 pm, free (rain cancels 🌧️); (4)


Edu Ribeiro Trio featuring Edu Ribeiro drums, Vinicius Gomes guitar, Noah Garabedian, bass
Lytton Plaza, Thursday, April 20, 2023 5 pm free; (5)

Nellie McKay, Karla Kane, Mitchell Park Community Center, Sunday, April 23, 2023 7 pm, $20; (6)

Allison Miller Carmen Staaf Duo Mitchell Park Community Center, Monday, April 24, 2023 8 pm, $20; (7)

Raffi Garabedian Octet
Palo Alto Art Center, Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8 pm, free; (8)

Laurie Lewis and Men of Note, Alyssa Burgart
Mitchell Park Community Center, Sunday, May 14, 2023, 7 pm, $20; (9)

Amendola Vs Blades, JoVia Armstrong Destiny Muhammad Duo, Mitchell Park Community Center, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm, $20; (10)

Sonny and the Rhinestone Sunsets, The Suitcase Junket, Mitchell Park Community Center, Friday, May 26, 2023, 8 p.m. $20 (11)

Robert Syrett

Freddy Jones Band, Lytton Plaza, Friday, June 9, 7 p.m. Free. Tickets on sale May 11. (12)

Larry Ochs Gerald Cleaver, Cien Mil Mangos, Lytton Plaza, Saturday, June 10, 12 pm, free (jokingly calling this “Re:Set Lytton Plaza”) (32)

Jim Campilongo Ben Davis Duo Lytton Plaza, Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2 pm, free; world premiere; (repeats July 16); (13)

Will Bernard Charles Rumback James Singleton, Mads Tolling Mitchell Park Community Center Wednesday, June 21, 2023 8 pm; world premiere; $20; repeats 6/22/23, 6/23/23 $45 for three-show pass. (14)

Will Bernard Charles Rumback James Singleton, Ben Goldberg Sheldon Brown Mitchell Park Community Center Thursday, June 22, 2023 8 pm; $20; (15)

Will Bernard Charles Rumback James Singleton, Shelley Doty X-tet Mitchell Park Community Center Friday, June 23, 2023 8 pm; residency $20 per show, $45 for three shows; (16)

“The Western Edition”, Lucie Stern Community Center, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 7 pm, $20. Tickets onsale May 11. (17)

Adam Levy Mint Imperials Lytton Plaza, Monday July 10, 2o23 7 pm Free (18)

Jim Campilongo Ben Davis Duo Lytton Plaza, Sunday, July 16, 7 pm, free (19)

Lydia Lunch, Eugene Robinson, Saturday, July 15, 2023, Mitchell Park Community Center, 8 pm. $25. (20)

Leon Timbo, Josh Thurston Milgrom Quartet, Thursday, July 20, 2023, California Avenue “Third Thursdays” Tickets on sale May 11. (21 — not actually my show but I am producing a stage for Carol Garsten founder of this new initiative)

Matt the Electrician, Sony Holland, Friday, July 21, Johnson Park Tickets on sale May 11. (22)

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express,  Sunday, July 30, 2023 Mitchell Park Bowl, 2 pm. Tickets onsale May 11. (23)

San Francisco Mime Troupe, Sunday, August 6, 2023, 2 p.m. Mitchell Park Bowl  Tickets on sale May 11. (24)

Lisa Mezzacappa’s DuoB, Vinicius Gomes Fabiana Cozza, Mitchell Park Community Center, Friday August 18, 2023, 8 p.m.. Tickets onsale May 11. (25)

Shamarr Allen, The SticklerPhonics, Sunday, August 2o, 2023 2 pm, Mitchell Park Bowl, 2 pm. Tickets on sale May 11. (26)

Amendola Vs Blades featuring Skerik and Cyro Baptista, Eric Person Quartet featuring Marcus Shelby, Adam Klipple, Sunday, September 17, 2 pm, Mitchell Park Bowl, Free. Tickets on sale May 11. Note: this show features eight musicians and two sets; the AvB show on May 21 features four musicians and two sets. (27)

David James Band Mission Rebel No. 1 Searching For the Reverend Jessie James, Sunday, September 24 2 pm early show, right before Yom Kippur, which starts at Sundown. (28)

Earthwise at Palo Alto JCC, September 28, 2023. Hold the date: Earthwise at the JCC, which means “Jewish Community Center” but you do not have to be Jewish to attend. I have seen events there featuring Amy Tan, West Coast Live Sedge Thompson, Black Violin. (I produced a show there in December 2019 with Charlie Musselwhite, Valerie Trout and MC Lars).(29)

Dan Bern, Sunday October 8, 2023, Mitchell Park Community Center 7 pm,. Tickets onsale May 11. Note: at this show, in addition from culling from his collection of 1,000 songs, Dan will debut a song commissioned by Earthwise Productions and Lions With Wings — the online–only record label affiliated with Earthwise — about Wallace Stegner and his short story about tennis and class “As Cool As Them” on piano. (30)

Young Dubliners, Saturday, November 11, 2023, Mitchell Park Community Center, 8 pm. $25  (31)

There are a couple other events being worked out so I predict Earthwise will end up around 36 for the year, which works out to about three per month. 


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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