July 30, 2013 > Patrice Pike Band and Moonshine play Niles Town Plaza
Patrice Pike Band and Moonshine play Niles Town Plaza
Submitted By Michael McNevin
The Niles Town Plaza Concert continues its 4th annual free concert series on Sunday August 4 with two bands - The Patrice Pike Band from Austin, and Moonshine from L.A.
Richard Skanse for Rolling Stone called Patrice Pike "Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package." Also in Rolling Stone, the legendary John Fogherty commented about Pike's "great voice" and Billboard Magazine calls her "One of the finest up and coming contemporary Rock Singers in America." (http://patricepike.com/)
Moonshine is an Americana band from Long Beach, whose debut CD "Bring Some Friends" has been garnering rave reviews. Like all good mountain liquor, Moonshine is best shared with friends. And that's how the band started. Stan DeWitt and Joe Lamanno met in the early '90s and played together in a popular West Coast folk trio "The Woodbys." Along the way, they were joined by Shar Higa (songwriting/vocals), Anna Ford (violin), and Claudia Fitzpatrick (cello). When they were joined by Darrell Barrett (drums, percussion) and songwriter Nathan Conn, Moonshine was christened.
This is a family friendly outdoor event in historic downtown Niles. It often includes sack races for the kids between the music sets, giveaway raffles by Dale Hardware, and a food booth run by The Nile Cafe. Niles has plenty of free parking, cafes, and shops all adjacent to the plaza, along with a silent film theater, and steam train rides through Niles Canyon on the Niles Canyon Railway. Bring a lawn chair or two, maybe a small umbrella for shade, and enjoy the music and sunshine on the big lawn amphitheater.
For ongoing events, visit www.niles.org.
Niles Summer Concert
Sunday, Aug 4
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Niles Town Plaza
37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont