Niles Plaza Concert Series Third Event

Sunday, September 7, 2014  3 – 6pm


Felsen and Rocktapus

Niles Town Plaza in the Historic Niles District of Fremont

37592 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

felsenThe Free Niles Town Plaza Summer Concert Series in Fremont continues its 5th season with a Blues-rock and Americana co-bill. Bohemian Highway plays at3pm (Folk-Rock meets Honky Tonk), and the Mike Osborn Band goes on at 4:45 (Classic Rock, Blues). The concerts are family-friendly, just bring a lawn chair or two, maybe a small umbrella for shade.

Oakland-based indie rockers, Felsen, fourth album, ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’, was released by SF’s boutique record label, Sign Shop Records on September 4, 2013. Felsen has toured throughout the West and have just completed their largest national Club tour to date. The songs fit together like a novel telling a story about the need to re-humanize ourselves in the wake of soul-crushing technological advancements; art wins, humanity prevails. Felsen’s influences include The Beatles, Beach Boys, U2, The Shins, Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, Spoon, and Camper Van Beethoven. Frontman Andrew Griffin started Felsen after his 2006 cancer diagnosis, which led to the release of Felsen’s first album, Accidental Drowning, in 2009. Felsen Loves You—an EP on the Ninth Street Opus label—followed in 2010, and in 2011 another full-length album—Breaking up with Loneliness—was self-released. Felsen has been featured on Bay Area radio stations KPFA, KALX, KZSU and have been selected to be on KFOG (One of the nation’s top AAA radio stations) Local Scene Volume 11. Additionally ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’ was named 2013’s album of the year by Sacramento’s Twirl Radio

Rocktapus-webRocktapus are four seasoned musicians playing rocking originals, classic rock and new country covers guaranteed to get you up and dancing. Based in the East Bay, they perform a variety of danceable, grooving, head bobbing Rock n’ Roll classics, Latin Rock, and modern Country. The band consists of Ken Younger on lead guitar and vocals, Bill Desmidt on rhythm guitar and vocals, Frank Grygus on bass and vocals, and Kevin McNair on drums, percussion & sequencer.

The concerts are free to the public, just bring a lawn chair and grab any open seating on the plaza lawn. There is also ample bench seating facing the amphitheater with great views of the stage, the Niles hills, and the historic old town.


This event is sponsored by:

 Dale Hardware,  Valley Oak Partners, Fremont Cultural Arts Council, ACWD, 

Mr Mikey’s Country Store, Florence Bar & Grill, Papillon Restaurant, The Vine, The Nile Cafe, Niles Pie Company, Don’s Antique Auto Parts, Lorna Jaynes Law & Mediation, Team DeAnda.

Kid’s Zone sponsored by Early Start Music & Toys. Sound provided by DC Sound.

Presented by Niles Main Street Association & Mudpuddle Music

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