Join us for a very special kick-off party to celebrate the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, an incomparable weekend in Golden Gate - one of America’s greatest parks.
Con Brio live in the Garden (7:30p - 8:30p)
Viceroy DJ Set in the House Bar (8:30p - 10:30p)
DJ Aaron Axelsen in the House Bar (10:30p - 12:30a)
...and other fun stuff to help you kick off your festival weekend!
Con Brio - Known for their fiery live shows, Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Fronted by 21-year-old phenom Ziek McCarter — a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman whose stage presence calls to mind the magnetism of a young Michael Jackson or James Brown — the band’s sound traces a clear lineage from the dirty funk, blues, and psychedelic legacy of Bay Area legends like Sly and the Family Stone, with a nod toward ‘90s neo-soul trailblazers like D’Angelo, but with an eye to the future: A drive for experimentation, for pushing their high technical ability higher, for reaching beyond the familiar — approaching a deep R&B groove, a hard-rock guitar solo, or the warm peal of a Hammond organ with an ambitious, progressive sensibility.
All of which is to say: They throw one hell of a dance party.
Named for a musical direction meaning “with spirit,” Con Brio has been packing Bay Area venues since 2009 — from the storied Cafe du Nord to Great American Music Hall to The Independent, as well as clubs across the country during their first national tour in 2012. Thanks to a legion of super dedicated fans (who reliably show up to tear the house down at every available opportunity), the band has shared stages with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Fishbone and Meshell Ndegeocello, and opened for the venerable Trombone Shorty at the Fillmore.
It’s no question that Viceroy is one of the biggest names in dance music right now. With a stellar past year full of big-name collaborations, chart-topping remixes and buzz-blog no.1’s, Viceroy is constantly making moves. With his ‘summertime all the time’ motto fully emblazoned in everything he touches, Viceroy bring his unique brand of lush, tropi-cool house disco to clubs and parties across the world, including showcases at CMJ in New York, and tours across Australia, Asia and South America – soon no continent will be left untouched.
DJ Aaron Axelsen - Aaron Axelsen has a knack for knowing what’s next. The trend-savvy DJ is the brain trust behind Popscene, and has established himself as a mainstay of San Francisco’s music scene. He has hosted SOUNDCHECK at Live105, the Bay Area’s most popular alternative radio station for some time, and works as the station's Music Director.