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World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 13–14, 2018 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Please note this information is from the 2017 event although the dates are correct for 2018.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2018 event.

live music on stage and street in Half Moon Bay draws huge crowds

The Best Bay Area Bands Will Blow the Barn Doors at Half Moon Bay’s Pumpkinpalooza

The Megatones, Pamela Rose & Coastside Groove, Urban Outlaws and Apple Z Headline Smashingly Awesome Music Lineup

It’s that special time of year when throngs of pumpkin fans gather in Half Moon Bay to dance and frolic in the ultimate mecca of gourd greatness. In keeping with the festival’s big reputation, four stages of sensational entertainment for all ages will transform Half Moon Bay into the Bay’s entertainment hotspot for a weekend during the city’s monster Pumpkinpalooza—the Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 13-14. The Bay Area’s most popular bands are lined up to make this the best pumpkin fest yet with their crowd-pleasing country, rock, reggae, dance hits, jazz favorites and more. (Complete schedule below.)

Jim Stevens and Friends Jim Stevens & Friends

California Cowboys
California Cowboys

The Megatones The Megatones

Pamela Rose and Coastside Groove
Pamela Rose and Coastside Groove

Haulin Oats Haulin Oats

Urban Outlaws Urban Outlaws

Apple Z Apple Z

Saturday, October 13: Main Stage/I.D.E.S. Grounds

Jim Stevens & Friends are such a smashing success every year, their eager fans make sure to catch their kid-pleasing folk music merriment both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Don’t miss their fun, catchy songs about pumpkins and Half Moon Bay that will get the whole family into spirit of the festival.

California Cowboys – These country music journeymen bring together a rare creative combination of rock influences with traditional country sound. Their look, sound and show have propelled them onto concert billings with country favorites Alabama, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Clint Black, George Jones, Willie Nelson and Toby Keith.

Coastside favorites The Megatones bring their polished vocal harmony and rock-and-roll playlist ranging from the 50's to today’s Top 40 hits. This dynamic band has crafted their sound playing corporate casuals, hard-edged bars and nightclubs, all the way to the satin sounds required by Hearst Castle and the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel.

Pamela Rose & Coastside Groove – Pamela Rose is a San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist who thrills audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style.  Pamela brings with her an all-star funk/blues band that includes B-3 master Tony Stead (Tommy Castro, Sly Stone), guitarist Garth Webber (Gregg Allman, Miles Davis), drummer Bryant Mills and Alex Murzyn on sax.

Sunday, October 14: Main Stage, I.D.E.S. Grounds

Jim Stevens & Friends are up to their old folk favorite tricks. Start your day off right with this highly entertaining band.

Haulin Oats is a tribute to the legendary Daryl Hall and John Oates. Formed out of the sheer need for more Hall and more Oates and a mutual respect for one of the greatest catalogs of music ever written and composed. Haulin Oats is a tribute experience that is not be missed.

An energetic combination of stage personalities and some of the best musicians from the Bay Area, The Urban Outlaws are a 8-piece modern country band whose mission is to learn every country song ever written and bring to West Coast audiences the very best of country music.

Multi-award winning Apple Z is a non-stop, dance party and show. Apple Z has earned its reputation as one of Northern California’s in-demand dance bands by delivering crowd-pleasing classics from roots of rock 60’s through revolutionary 80’s, 90’s and the best of today’s Top 40 dance hits. Apple Z’s authentic rock edge and musicianship leaves the audience screaming “One more song!

Bits & Pieces
Bits & Pieces

The Fog City Swampers
The Fog City Swampers

Saturday, October 13: Ritz-Carlton South Stage at The Gazebo

Bits & Pieces is an instrumental funk rock jam band with a grooving horn section, thunderous rhythm section, amazing spontaneity and true musical brotherhood evidenced in each performance.
 
The Fog City Swampers are a female-fronted homage to one of the most loved and iconic bands to ever come out of the Bay Area: Creedence Clearwater Revival. The show features all of CCR's smash hits as well as rock classics by artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.

Coast Tribe Coast Tribe

Business Casual Business Casual

Jazz Con Fusion Jazz Con Fusion

Sunday, October 14: Ritz-Carlton South Stage at The Gazebo

Coast Tribe is a modern reggae/rock band based in Half Moon Bay, CA. Their unique style encompasses elements from diverse genres like reggae, funk, hip hop, and heavy metal. Expressive lyrics paint pictures of the struggles of the modern world and words that celebrate life and music.

San Francisco a capella band Business Casual brings a fresh spin on vintage chart toppers and today’s hits using vocals only. This all-ages show showcases powerful lead vocals, thumping bass, and sizzling beats guaranteed to leave audience members amazed that this award winning group created their entire sound using just their amazing voices.

Jazz Con Fusion is a jazz rock tribute band performing songs by Jeff Beck, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report and more from the fusion era in American music. In this day and age it’s rare to find musicians who can play this genre of music live. The band features extraordinary Coastside musicians Barry Hutcherson on Drums, John Engle on bass and Chris Cotruvo on guitar.

Chaz & Co.
Chaz & Co.

Hubert Emerson & The GroWiser Band
The GroWiser Band

John Clarke
John Clarke

Bob Culbertson
Bob Culbertson

Street Performers – Saturday & Sunday

Be sure to seek out these world-class musicians playing at various locations around this pumpkin paradise. See the schedule for exact locations.

Chaz & Co. is a multi-instrumentalist/soloist and a well-known, seasoned freelance musician, band leader and entertainer. He’s a skilled jack of all trades. Chaz plays the saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, keyboards, piano & drums plus does vocals. He has performed all over the world a wide range of musical styles – from classical, new age, jazz standard, smooth jazz, swing, big band, r&b, rock, oldies, blues, country, reggae and calypso, Latin dance, hip hop and rap.

Hubert Emerson & the GroWiser Band is a Caribbean-influenced Soul family band. Papa Hubert’s soulful lyrics will touch your heart and lift your spirits.

John Clarke’s Classical Spanish Guitar playing will transport you to another world. His original compositions are technically challenging, moving and inspiring. Be sure to check out his brand new album, Waterfront.

With the unique Chapman Stick, Bob Culbertson taps the 10 to 12-strings to create a captivating blend of melodies, bass and chords in the style of light jazz with folk and blues flavor.

2018 HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Main Stage, I.D.E.S. Grounds (Saturday, Oct. 13)

9 AM Jim Stevens & Friends
10:30 AM California Cowboys
12:45 PM The Megatones
3:15 PM Pamela Rose & Coastside Groove

Main Stage, I.D.E.S. Grounds (Sunday, Oct. 14)

9 AM Jim Stevens & Friends
10:30 AM Haulin Oats
12:45 PM Urban Outlaws
3:15 PM Apple Z

Ritz Carlton South Stage at The Gazebo (Saturday, Oct. 13)

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Bits & Pieces
2 PM - 5 PM Fog City Swampers

Ritz Carlton South Stage at The Gazebo (Sunday, Oct. 14)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coast Tribe
1 PM - 2 PM Business Casual
2:30 PM - 5 PM Jazz Con Fusion

Street Performers/Various Locations

  Chaz & Co. (Mill/Main)
  Hubert Emerson & The GroWiser Band (Kelly/Main)
  John Clarke (Miramontes/Main)
  Bob Culbertson (Correas/Main)

LOCATION & DATES

Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California

October 13-14, 2018
9am – 5pm

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