Summer may be quickly moving into Fall but the Bay Area is about to heat up as the most supreme family music festival hits the West Coast. Taking place every weekend in September, October and early November, the 5th annual Tricycle Music Fest will peddle its way through 28 libraries for a total of 29 FREE concerts featuring 9 award-winning performers (full schedule below). Think indie music– family style– and libraries and you have the essence of Tricycle Music Fest.
This year, Tricycle Music Fest makes its debut in San Mateo County as the San Francisco Public Library and the San Mateo County Library partner up to make this the biggest version of the festival to date. Christy Estrovitz, early literacy coordinator for San Francisco Public Library, says “Music unites us all. For young children, musical experiences, including singing and dancing, are essential to build early literacy skills. It’s thrilling to work with San Mateo County Library to engage even more families through music at the library.”
Because playing is just as important as singing in early childhood learning, there will be a raffle offering one tricycle to a lucky concertgoer at each event. All the more reason to skip the nap, grab your boogie shoes and catch a show!
The Not-Its! to open Tri Fest the weekend of September 7 and 8 with 4 shows!
Remember your first rock concert? Now your kids can too as Seattle’s most rockingest band, The Not-Its!, open this year’s Tri Fest with a bang! Armed with an energetic blend of power pop and serious rock n’ roll, this fashionable quintet puts the phrase “shake your sillies out” to shame. Curious? Get to know The Not-Its! in this clever video put together by the San Francisco Library and the San Mateo Library.
For more information on Tricycle Music Fest, please visit sfpl.org/tricycle and smcl.org/tricycle.
Also, stay tuned to this site for more updates, videos and music from each of these awesome bands.
TRICYCLE MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE:
Saturday, September 7at 11 am, Mission Branch Library
Saturday, September 7at 3 pm, Portola Branch Library
Sunday, September 8 at 11 am, Mission Blue Center in Brisbane
Sunday, September 8 at 2 pm, Belmont Library
The Corner Laughers
Saturday, September 14 at 11 am, Parkside Branch Library
Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm, Portola Valley Library
Saturday, November 2 at 1 pm, San Carlos Library
Saturday, September 21 at 11 am Redwood City Fair Oaks Library
Saturday, September 21 at 3 pm, Presidio Branch Library
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
Saturday, September 28 at 11 am, Half Moon Bay Library
Saturday, September 28 at 3 pm, Portero Branch Library
Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 pm Pacifica Fog Fest
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 am, Foster City Library
Saturday, October 5 at 1 pm, Ortega Branch Library
Saturday, October 5 at 4 pm, Bernal Heights Library
Sunday, October 6 at 11 am, Pescadero Elementary School
Saturday, October 12 at 11 am, Excelsior Branch Library
Saturday, October 12 at 2 pm, Woodside Library
Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm, Marina Branch Library
The Pop Ups
Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm, Park Branch Library
Saturday, October 19 at 4 pm, Merced Branch Library
Saturday, October 19 at 10 am, Brisbane Library
Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm, Atherton Library
Alison Faith Levy
Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm, West Portal Branch Library
Aaron Nigel Smith, Finale Weekend
Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm, Western Addition Branch Library
Saturday, October 26 at 11 am, East Palo Alto Library
Sunday, October 27 at 10:30 am, Millbrae Library
Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium