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Best of the Bay 2013

Best of The Bay 2013 (East Bay Express)

In our 2013 Best of the East Bay (the new) Authentic, we focused on the people, products, and services that are considered “authentically” East Bay, perhaps in a new way. This means restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries, and other businesses that define (or are redefining) the genuine or real East Bay experience: forward-thinking comfort food; bars that have the casualness of your living room, but with upscale cocktails; unpretentious boutiques that feature local designers who are reinventing East Bay style. It also means places or businesses that have been around for a while and are considered an indispensable part of the fabric of East Bay life.

Best Music Store / Music School

Acme House of Music (on MacArthur Blvd in Oakland)

“A great place to buy instruments & other things musical (new or used), or take lessons, or just to hang out & talk music. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, the atmosphere is relaxed & welcoming. Plus the owners really give back to the community.”

 

2013 Summer Solstice Music Festival

Thank you everyone for supporting the  “Summer Solstice Music Festival” free music in the Laurel on Sunday, June 23rd. Sorry the rain cut the outdoor performances short–but thank you to all the bands and performers who donated their time:

“World Ground Cafe”: Suzanna Smith, Clusterpluck, Ronzoni Calzone, and Far I.
“Cafe 3016”: Heddy Fur, Laura Sherman.
“Acme House of Music “(backyard):Fox’s Blues Band, The Grease Traps, Professor Paranormal (magic show), Loafers and Sneakers, TriValve.
“Acme House of Music” (front of store): DJ’s Mad Matt Leary, AJB, Poundcakes, Kevin O’Dea, G Smoove.
“Miliki” restaurant:  Rafael Langa and Ngoma band.

Special thanks to our neighbors Tim Sullivan, Jonathan Evans, Amy Stabler, Renais Winter and the Laurel Village Association; our interns Jenny Zelinka and Lehner; and our Sound Tech Dale Nabeta.

Click here for details and all the bands, performers and history of the event.

Here’s the follow up story: http://www.examiner.com/article/family-fun-at-summer-solstice-fair-interrupted-by-rain

Here’s the original story from the Examiner: www.examiner.com/article/laurel-summer-solstice-fair-2013-honors-the-legacy-of-jay-rose

Here’s a story from last years event: oaktownart.com/2011/06/24/laurel-music-festival-acme-music/

Best of the East Bay 2013

Music Store / Music School
Acme House of Music (on MacArthur Blvd in Oakland)
A great place to buy instruments & other things musical (new or used), or take lessons, or just to hang out & talk music. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, the atmosphere is relaxed & welcoming. Plus the owners really give back to the community.