Summer Nights: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
This summer, the Osher Marin JCC reprises its most popular event series: the Summer Nights Outdoor Music Festival. Bring your picnic, blanket, low-backed lawn chairs, and dancing shoes—there's fun for the whole family! Concerts take place on Saturday evenings from July through August. All shows are at 7 pm. Dinners from a variety of local pop-up restaurants will be available for purchase, along with beer, wine, cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks.
Best of all, kids 17 and under are admitted free, and the Kid Zone will include fun art projects and activities presented by local organizations like the JCC's Summer Camps program, WildCare, and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts. Of course the playground will be open for play, too.
Congo born musician and singer, Ricardo Lemvo, arrives with his band, Makina Loco, along with their blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles, to the 27th Annual Summer Nights Festival and an evening of innovative music. And dancing!
Having established himself as a multi-cultural music pioneer, Ricardo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora, connecting back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. He is equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala and Kikongo.
Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, singing songs that celebrate life, and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.
Bright horns, fat bass lines, amazing percussion and melodies that linger for days - be prepared for a street party that you’ll have to dance through!
For this evening a wooden dance floor will be laid on the turf and the evening will begin with a salsa lesson to help you loosen up and get ready to dance all night.
$23 members / $26 public / $32 day of (all adults)
Age 17 and under FREE
Reserved Seat at Cabaret Table: $35 mbr/$38 pub/$44 day of
Reserved Full Cabaret Table Seating- for 4 / $128 mbr/$140 public
Picnic Table near playground (+ 8 tickets) $220 mbr/$240 public