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SIP the Bay 2 Virtual Music & Sailing Fest
September 4, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Bay Station’s second, virtual version of its biannual Love the Bay Music & Sailing tour around the San Francisco Bay kicks off Friday with a great crew of Bay Area artists. A four-day, virtual mini-music festival streaming live on Youtube, “SIP the Bay 2”, September 4-7 will celebrate local talent working in genres from jazz to folk, ambient electronica to pop rock. The series will raise funds for both the NAACP and California Fire relief efforts.
Partially filmed aboard the folk boat Espresso while under sail and presenting performances by a whole new crew of Bay Area songwriters according to Bay Station’s usual ports of call, it approximates the pre-pandemic Love the Bay Tour experience.
September’s guest artists include:
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan
Darren Nelson & the 421s
Emily Bonn (The Vivants) & Ray Wilcox
Gayle Lynn Schmidt & Tom Drohan
Jacqui Naylor & Art Khu
Mario Desio (The Secret Identities)
Maryam Qudus (Doe Eye, SpaceMoth)
Megan McLaughlin (The Musers)
Val Esway (Loretta Lynch)
Shows will begin streaming on the Bay Station Youtube channel at 8pm on Friday September 4, and 7pm on September 5, 6 and 7th. A virtual tip jar will be available throughout the broadcast with proceeds going to the NAACP and California Fire Relief.
The first SIP the Bay ran July 2-5 showcased more than two dozen Bay Area Acts representing Berkeley, Richmond, San Francisco and Alameda. You can watch the archived four episodes at: https://bit.ly/SIPtheBayFest