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BICYCLE MUSIC FESTIVAL VIII + CLIMATE RALLY SCHEDULE, Sunday 9.20.15
(in a nutshell)
All-Ages ~ Free ~ 3 Sequential Venues ~ 12-10pm ~ Dig it!
12pm-5pm DAY VENUE: LAKE MERRITT AMPHITHEATER
12:00-12:42 Black Nature Band
Inspiring speakers: 12:45-1:00
1:00-1:42 Diana Gameros
Inspiring speakers: 1:45-2:00
2:00-2:42 Earth Amplified
Inspiring speakers: 2:45-3:00
3:25-3:45 Dominique Christina
3:45-4:05 SHAKE YOUR PEACE!
Inspiring speakers: 4:05-4:20
4:20-4:45 MJ’s Brass Boppers (onstage)
4:45-5pm MJ’s Brass Boppers (march offstage to the street)
5:00-6:00 Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony
6pm-10pm NIGHT VENUE: OMNI COMMONS
Josh Healy: 7:00-7:10pm
7:20-8:00 Steep Ravine
DJ Izzy Wise and/or Speakers: 8:00-8:20
8:20-9:00 Mission Delirium
DJ Izzy Wise and/or Speakers: 9:00-9:20
9:20-10:00 MC Rai
here’s more detail:
12pm-5pm Lake Merritt Amphitheater
(Between 12th Street and 1st Ave. Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA)
Hosted (and performance) by Dominique Christina - Dominique is not only an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and activist, she’s a 5-time National Poetry Slam Champion! www.dominiquechristina.com
Earth Amplified - The band plays hard hitting, conscious ‘Roots-Rap-Reggae’, and is here to uplift the people and the planet. Earth Amplified bridges the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the urban underground. This is eco-culture that bangs. www.earthamplified.com
Diana Gameros - Gameros transfixes listeners with her soaring vocals, impressive playing and captivating stage presence. www.dianagameros.com
MJ’s Brass Boppers - The Bay Area’s only New Orleans style brass band with musicians born and raised in NOLA, MJ’s Brass Boppers is a singing and swinging brass-line ready to party at a drop of a dime. www.mjsbrassboppersband.com
Black Nature Band - While remaining a member of The Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Black Nature has established his own band in the Bay Area, called the Black Nature Band. They are high energy reggae artists with a deep soul pocket to get everyone up. www.blacknatureband.com
SHAKE YOUR PEACE! - Self-proclaimed “cheerleaders of Ecotopia,” the band combines Afro-Latin rhythms, bluegrass fiddle, and gospel choir-style call & response harmony! www.shakeyourpeace.com
bike-blended smoothies, old-fashion hand-cranked (pedal-powered) ice cream, big puppets, art bikes, cargo-bike riding demo station (by Yuba Bicycles), and more!
5pm-6pm LiveOnBike Parade
(BMF’s world famous and iconic innovation, LiveOnBike, features a live band rocking atop a bicycle-drawn stage for a rolling audience, as we roll from BMF’s Day Venue to our Night Venue!)
Featuring: Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony - think Queen meets Weezer meets Mary Poppins on acid, this power trio has major powers.
6pm-10pm at the Omni Commons
(4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609)
MC RAI - Tunisian Singer bringing world rock and a vision of peace and fun to the night, MC RAI is a masterful singer with intricate tones that teach our souls a deep respect for our past and present. www.mcrai.com
Mission Delirium - A love letter to your feet from the dance floor, Mission Delirium is an inviation to revel in pounding drums and facemelting brass. Let your hair down, get delirious, and shake your ass! www.missiondelirium.com
Steep Ravine - Named for the gorgeous ditch on Mount Tamalpais, Steep Ravine mixes newgrass, jazz, and acoustic Americana vibes tighter than a mussel, and bolder than a Pacific wave crash. www.steepravineband.com
Waterstrider - Somehow bridging the world of tablesaw-through-the-wedding-cake male tenor vocal styles of singers like Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke, and the so-deep-it-goes-on-forever afro roots groove of artists like Fela Kuti, with the electro smarty-pantsness of indie music, Waterstrider moves like a new creature. www.waterstridermusic.com
DJ Izzy*Wise - A multi-instrumentalist in many different world music bands, DJ Izzy*Wise brings a musician’s sensibility to making your ass move with his electro dub world mashup. www.izzywise.com/
beer from New Belgium brewery!
WHAT TO BRING:
–> We are a proud non-profit music festival run by 80+ volunteers, with no giant corporate sponsors, so bands are paid through audience generosity and tips donated to the BMF on the day of the actual event. Audience power strikes again! Like everything else at the BMF – it’s all up to us as a community to make it happen – so remember to bring cash
–> Bring a cup and spoon for bike blended smoothies, and old-fashioned hand-cranked (pedal-powered) ice cream! Awwww yeeeeah!
ROUTE MAP COMING SOON
–> Don’t forget to follow BMF on Twitter for live updates all day Saturday
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Help Spread the Word! Invite your friends to the FB event and become FB friends.
- Blog about BMF! Tweet about BMF! Ride through the streets shouting BMF!
- Join the Street Team - Glossy, color postcard flyers and posters are on the way, and lots of them! Let’s get them on the ground far and wide. Email us for flier pick up locations.
- Make your own BMF Spoke Cards - Click Here for printable image
- Bring cash for the bands - its how they get paid and a great way to show support.
- Read up on how to be a Great Pedal-Powered Event Participant
- Post your Pics! Add your pics to the BMF Flickr pool
- Be there for the best damn show of the year!