A popular and signature attraction at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, the Safeway Family Stage will showcase an all-star lineup of performing artists at this year’s festival, October 19-20.
Bob at Large … Circus meets the streets in this amazing three-wheeling, cylinder stacking, comic explosion! Unbelievably high skills, audience participation, dangerous stunts, all tightly woven into a show with as much comic tension as a family of whales on a bungee cord. When, David Letterman saw the act he exclaimed, “That’s just insane Bob!” Now you decide: balanced inspiration or inspiration-ally unbalanced? Bring your whole family – Bob’s show is side-splitting laugh a minute fun.
Andy Z is a multiple award-winning children's performer, singer/songwriter and educator who combines music, movement, storytelling and character puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained.
Half Moon Bay native Eva Cassel graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2017 and has since moved to Music City (Nashville, TN). Her eclectic musical style combines the indie energy of Elliot Smith, pristine vocal melodicism of Joni Mitchell and a dash of Amy Winehouse attitude.
The West Coast Ramblers are a popular local bluegrass band featuring Mark Heath on guitar and vocals, Mimi Hills on bass and vocals, Bob Keane on mandolin and vocals, Robbie Macdonald on banjo and vocals, and Elliott Stewart on fiddle and vocals. The Ramblers are excited to feature local song writer Peter Alexander as he and the Ramblers perform his Pumpkin Festival song writers entry "Pumpkin Time".
An instrument like the harp doesn’t exactly inspire imagery of driving bass lines and mainstream appeal, and that’s what Bay Area based harpist, singer/songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins, aka EllaHarp is working to change. Armed with a fresh take on contemporary blues, the musical lineage of composer/arranger Gordon Jenkins, and a unique instrument she designed for the purpose, EllaHarp is pushing the harp out of type-cast genre constraints and doing things differently. Her debut 2018 album ‘Who Asked You Back’ blends folk roots with blues-y riffs and a splash of mainstream pop. Stripped down solo harp and voice meets electric guitar from Sam Eigen (Smash Mouth), creepy mythology meets attitude-laden break up songs, and the harp meets a whole new vault of possibilities.
School of Rock San Mateo House Band is ready to rock Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands at the festival! School of Rock San Mateo is the local branch of the original performance based music program started in Philadelphia and the inspiration for the Blockbuster movie "School of Rock”. Performing is the cornerstone of their music education and giving students the chance to rock out on stage in front of an audience is an invaluable life experience that will aid in their self-confidence for years to come.
The Safeway Family Stage is located in the Bank of America parking lot at 620 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
Safeway Family Stage, Bank of America lot (Saturday, Oct. 19)
|9 AM - 9:45 AM||Bob At Large|
|10 AM - 10:45 AM||Bob At Large|
|11 AM - 12 PM||Andy Z|
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||Andy Z|
|2 PM||Pie Eating Contests|
|3 PM||Eva Cassel|
Safeway Family Stage, Bank of America lot (Sunday, Oct. 20)
|9 AM – 9:45 AM||Bob At Large|
|10 AM – 10:45 AM||Bob At Large|
|11 AM - 12 PM||West Coast Ramblers|
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||West Coast Ramblers|
|2 PM||Pie Eating Contests|
|3 PM||School of Rock San Mateo House Band|