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Posted by Heidi Paul on 07/11/2017
Melvin Seals & JGB

Melvin Seals & JGB

Location - Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903
Start Time
08/05/2017 7:00 pm
Event Cost
From $25, Kids 17 and under free
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Tags: Music

The final outdoor Saturday night concert of the 2017 Summer Nights series at the Osher Marin JCC invites all to come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” with Melvin Seals & JGB. Come as you were or might have been as we celebrate flowers, bell bottoms, tie-dye, peace, love, understanding and the amazing music that started in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Melvin Seals is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon, guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz.

With a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up, Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards.

They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling for an evening of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries.

As a progenitor of the jam band movement, Melvin Seals has solidified his place as a Rock & Roll Legend”

The concert opens with a short performance from ‘Til Dawn, Youth in Arts’ teen a cappella group singing songs from the era.


The Osher Marin JCC’s outdoor music series has been created to celebrate diversity, find commonalities, and bring generations together through live music. Five consecutive Saturday nights of great music, under beautiful Marin Skies in an intimate and beautiful setting – Five evenings of community building through the arts.

6:00pm Doors open for sponsors, Century Circle members, and Reserved ticket holders

   -Concessions and bar open. 

6:15pm Doors open for general admission seating.
7:00pm Concert begins/ ‘Til Dawn opens – all concerts over by 10pm


Dinners available on-site from:  Piazza D’Angelo of Mill Valley

Kid Zone hosted by:  Brandeis Marin School
Pop-up festival shopping: Georgi & Willow



WHAT:       Outdoor family- friendly concerts, fun, and dining for all ages.

WHO:        All are invited. No membership/affiliation required. Kids 17 and under free.

TICKETS:    From $25. Kids 17 and under FREE.

         VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices

WHEN:      Sat. August 5, 2017

WHERE:      The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael,

1/2 mile E off 101

PARKING:  Ample FREE lot and on-street parking available.

TICKETS:   Available at




The Outdoor Venue is perfect for picnicking and offers the choice of purchasing delicious and affordable meals on-site from local pop-up restaurants. No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the venue, but is available for purchase.


7/8: Americana - Brothers Comatose

7/15: African – Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited

7/22: Latin Big Band – Pacific Mambo Orchestra

7/29: Afro-Cuban – Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

8/5: Celebrate the Summer of Love – Melvin Seals & JGB

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome, no membership is ever required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non-profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/2 mile east off Hwy 101