En Vogue will bring their timeless sound and age-defying beauty to the Petaluma Stage. Recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history, En Vogue has sold over 20 million albums. Among their hit singles are “Hold On”, “Free Your Mind”, “Never Gonna Get It”, “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”, “Don’t Let Go”, and “Whatta Man” (feat. Salt N Pepa).
Current band members Cindy Herron-Braggs, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett will be releasing a new album Electric Café in April. The album features their single “Rocket”, which just reached the top 10 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs airplay chart.
“We’re blessed to have a global fan base that gives us so much love, so much genuine enthusiasm, every time we walk out on that stage” says founding member Terry Ellis.
When not on the road, these seasoned songbirds donate their time to philanthropic causes and working hard to consistently deliver high-energy performances.
Texas cowboy, Clay Walker comes to the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Thursday, June 21 with his evocative voice and energetic stage presence. Country fans won’t be able to get enough of Clay’s top singles “What’s It to You”, “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.”
Having scored four platinum-selling albums, two gold albums, and discs that sold over 500,0000 units, Clays most proud of having placed seventh in the cutting horse competition at the Houston Livestock Rodeo, the largest rodeo in the United States. Staying true to his Texas roots, Walker is as much cowboy as he is country rock star.
In 1996 Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, upon which he set his mind to overcome. Since then he has founded Band Against MS (BAMS) to fight the disease and has raised upwards of $5,000,000 for the cause. He also co-founded Military Warriors Support Foundation, which awards mortgage-free homes to wounded heroes injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After more than a decade in the national spotlight, Clay Walker believes the best is yet to come. “I trust my gut more than ever now,” he says. “I definitely don’t feel like a rookie, but at the same time, I think the best years of my recording career are ahead of me. I believe if the good Lord wants it, who’s going to stop it?”
Legendary powerhouse 38 Special will blow fans away with their timeless hits and signature sound. With more than 20 million in sales, these wild-eyed southern boys will rock Petaluma with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more.
After more than four decades together and 15 albums, 38 Special is a precision unit of brotherhood and camaraderie. The bands team includes guitarist/vocalist Don Barnes and Danny Chauncey, bassist Barry Dunaway, drummer Gary Moffatt and keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Caps.
Barnes shares, “And the magic’s still there, when those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush. It feels like we’re getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there.”
San Jose natives, Smash Mouth will take the stage after nearly 21 years since their smash-hit album “Fush Yu Mang” was released in 1997. Get ready for an electric performance of “Walkin’ On The Sun”, “FYM”, “All-Star”, “Then The Morning Comes”, “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”, “ Pacific Coast Party” and “I’m a Believer”.
“We’re a totally different band live,” enthused Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. “People are constantly telling me how much more powerful our songs are live compared to the studio versions.”
Without doubt the most exciting news for Smash Mouth in 2018 is the reunification of their classic and most relevant line-up with Paul Delisle, Mike Klooster and the return of Gregc Camp and Michael Urbano. With dovetailing and galvanizing new energy/serendipity, 2018 can be nothing but a watershed year for the Grammy nominated, 12times-platinum, veteran pop-stars.
2018 Fiesta Latina
June 24, 2018 – 3-7 p.m.
Grupo Creativos de Tierra Caliente
Sunday – June, 24 at 3:00 pm
From Ukiah, California Grupo Creativos de Tierra Calienta came together in 2015. Being a very young band, they delivered the music to their fans. Their sound in the beginning is very different from their sound today. Grupo Creativos de Tierra Caliente captured the heart of the Bay Area and surrounding states, such as Washington and Oregon with their popular hit single Mimedianaranja. Band members are Juan Pablo Mora, Enrique Espinoza, Noesaul Rodriguez, Daniel Castillo Vi Daltellez, and Isaias Castillo.
Banda La Congora
Sunday – June, 24 at 4:00 pm
The band was formed in 2011 by the Castillo brothers. They invited several of their friends to join the group and had to work hard to save enough money to buy all of their instruments. The original name of the group was La concentida banda congora. They recorded their self-titled debut album and released their first big hit. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the group in the early days was their youth. Most of the band members were still only in their early 20’s when they hit it big. In contrast with their later heavily balada-based sound the first album was composed primarily of cumbias.
Sunday – June, 24 at 5:00 pm
Hechiceros Band is a regional Mexican group who scored a breakout hit in 2009 with “El Sonidito (ElRuidito).” Hailing from San Vicente, Nayarit, Mexico, Hechiceros band released the album El Sonidi in 2008 on Fonovisa. The album’s title track became a breakout hit the following year on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.
Grupo Los Sagitarios
Sunday – June, 24 at 6:00 pm
Originating from the Canyon of Juchipila Zacatecas, Grupo Los Sagitarios got their start in Los Angeles. California in 1975 where they recorded their first album “Adios Amor”. The group continues to work in Mexico and the United States. Band members include Santiago Rodriguez, Gilberto Elizalde, Javier Chavez, Dario Mesa, Gabriel Flores.