Each Hometown Days features 3 stages of live performance & music. The Cedar Stage is the permanent city stage located in Burton Park adjacent to the children’s playgrounds at the north end of Burton Park. The Grass Stage is set up just for Hometown Days and is located in the open spaces of the grassy sports fields at the south end of the park near the San Carlos Youth Center. The Artist Stage, featuring up and coming local bands from around the Bay Area, will be setup by the Beer Garden. Check out the new Artist Stage flyer for 2017!
New in 2017, HTD will host an Indie Band Music Fest on the Artist Stage. These are young unsigned bands, playing their own music and they are going to blow you away. Come out and see them for free. Many of these bands frequently play clubs like The DNA Lounge, Brick and Mortar and Gilman Street. If you like the styling’s of Green Day, the Foo Fighters, and Paramore – you’re going to enjoy these bands.
Friday May 19, 2017
5:00pm to 7:30pm: SCEF Celebrates Music
The San Carlos Education Foundation host musicians from our local elementary and middle schools sharing free concert. Local food trucks will be on hand so bring an appetite! You can also bring a picnic. Come sit out on chairs, blankets and enjoy the talents of your kids!
Saturday May 20, 2017
10:00am to 11:45am: San Francisco Bay Jazz Band
A Hometown Days regular feature! Old time American Jazz perfect for kicking off the weekend’s festivities!
12:45pm to 2:15pm: LADD
Performing an eclectic set of high energy Rock N Roll tunes from Rush to Jimmy Eat World and everything in between. This San Carlos-based band started playing together in 3rd grade and have been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area ever since.
3:15pm to 5:00pm: Groovy Judy
Hendrix inspired funk-rock with a positive groove! One of the “top” female guitarists and entertainers in the The Bay Area. Influenced by great artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Sly and The Family Stone, her style and energy equals some of today’s most-known artists. Her stellar guitar playing, inspirational lyrics, colorful dress, and upbeat personality help people smile and feel good about themselves. She performs all over The Bay Area and beyond. With her band or as a solo artist, she always puts on an upbeat, positive show that gets people up and dancing. Check out her bio, press, raves, one-sheet and Electronic Press Kit and let the Power of Purple groove you!
12:00pm to 12:30pm: Dance Mode Studio
Enjoy performances by the dancers of San Carlos’ own Dance Mode Studios! We always enjoy their high-energy numbers and their ongoing participation in Hometown Days!
1:15pm to 3:00pm: Blues Bottle Band
Playing R&B, Classic Rock and Blues! Their second time at Hometown Days so check them out!
3:45pm to 5:00pm: T.J. Mac
Tom Jackman will be reunited with his childhood friend, Steve Mac, for this special afternoon on the main stage. Featuring vocal harmonies and dual guitar work, they will be performing classic pop and rock cover tunes. Bring the kids and enjoy a day in the park.
6:00pm to 9:00pm: High and Tight
Hometown Days welcomes back this local 4-piece party band playing Classic Rock with a Twist ! Get ready to dance!
11:45am to 12:30pm: Unpopular Opinion
Hailing from Redwood City, Unpopular Opinion is a garage rock / punk band trio playing a mix of originals and covers. Check out their Facebook Page.
2:15pm to 3:00pm: Neverlyn
From Livermore, Neverlyn is a pop punk / alternative band belting out original music for your enjoyment. Check them out on Facebook.
5:00pm to 6:00pm: Grandma’s Cat
Local San Carlos boys, Grandma’s Cat bring their own brand of pop punk to the stage. HTD days last year was their debut and after a year of playing everywhere from street festivals to SF clubs they are back in San Carlos with new originals and a their very own EP. Check them out on Facebook.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:30am to 11:30am: West Bay Community Band
A Peninsula-based Symphonic Band & a Hometown Days favorite! The West Bay Community Band is a dazzling celebration of Jazz, swing & big-band style music.
12:15pm to 1:15pm: Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies
A Fun, Funky, Hip Hop, Rockin’ and Rollin’ Band based in Silicon Valley. They will bring that FUN interactive experience for young children, kids of all ages, to the full grown movers and shakers!
2:00pm to 3:30pm: Jim Stevens and Friends
Local resident and long-time friend of Hometown Days, Jim Stevens has been delighting his following with classic folk & Americana music since the early 1970’s. Covers include the Kingston Trio & Woody Guthrie along with his original work. We always request he play the Kingston Trio’s “Scotch & Soda” and love hearing him play on a Sunday afternoon!
4:15pm to 4:45pm: Andy Z
Another member of the Hometown Days Family, Andy Z is an award-winning singer/songwriter and children’s performer. He combines music & movement in song, and storytelling with character voices in the imaginary world of Andyland to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and adults entertained. He has recorded several albums & has appeared on NBC’s Today Show. Thanks to the San Carlos/Belmont Mother’s Club for sponsoring Andy!
9:00am to 10:00am: Sequoia High School Jazz Band
Led by director Jane Woodman, the Sequoia High School Jazz Band features talented local students who perform regularly at community & school events. Hometown Days is proud to showcase this years’ Jazz ensemble and looks forward to a fantastic performance!
10:00am to 10:30am Rotary Fun Run Race Awards
Runners are encouraged to visit the stage and hear announcements of the 5k & 10 k racing results!
10:45am to 12:00pm: Drummm Rhythmic Events
Two 30 minute drum circles. Percussion instruments will be provided. This is their second Hometown Days and we are thankful to the Sequoia Health Care District for sponsoring this event.
12:15pm ( Start time is approximate): Pet Parade Awards
The Hometown Days Pet Parade winners will be announced after the Pet Parade judging is complete. This is a hugely popular event at Hometown Days with pets of all shapes & sizes vying for the title! Don’t miss it!
1:15pm to 1:45pm: Showstoppers
A local delight! San Carlos Children’s Theater returns to our stage with its latest talented troupe of musical theater performers. Hum along as they perform favorites from Alice In Wonderland and Seussical.
2:30pm to 5:00pm: 9th Annual Hometown Days High School Battle of the Bands
The Hometown Days High School Battle of the Bands is a highlight of Hometown Days. Sponsored by Clocktower Music in downtown San Carlos, this competition features talented bands from San Carlos & surrounding communities. You’ll be amazed at the talent and varied influences you’ll hear. Judges will consider style, technique, and other criterion. A great time and a great celebration of young musicians.
11:30am to 12:00pm: TBD
1:15pm to 1:45pm: Waterfly Spigot
Coming from Oakland, Waterfly Spigot, brings an alternative, experimental sound to stage. Influences include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vinyl Williams, and more. Check them out on Facebook.
3:30pm to 4:00pm: Sad Vegan
Sad Vegan hails from the East Bay of California. Blending alternative rock, pop punk, emo and other genres, working hard to create a unique and dynamic sound. Check them out on Facebook.
4:45pm to 5:45pm: Get Out
From Pleasanton, CA, Get Out, brings high-energy pop punk to the San Carlos stage, watch out in the audience, they have a tendency to roam around and get stuck in
trees. Check them out on Facebook.