Home > Entertainment > Popular Stage

Popular Stage  


Saturday, August 26 - 11:30 AM

IdeaBand is a Chinese American band in the Bay Area specializing in popular rock music from the 70’s to current hits. Formed in 1992, the band’s name originates from a famous Taipei pub in the 70’s and 80’s called “The Idea House” (艾廸亞) where local musicians showed their talents. Ideaband is featured by 3 strong vocals – Jessica Shum, Eunice Felise and Fred Santos, together with Jesse Ku (lead guitar), Bass Chorng (keyboard), Herbert Chiu (drums), Glen Young (bass). The band has performed in various events including Fremont Festival of Arts, Oakland Chinatown StreetFest, weddings, fundraising dances, corporate/personal parties, and other  city-sponsored festivals.

video | facebook

Jest Jammin

Saturday, August 26 - 1:30 PM

Led by the Rev. Norman Fong, Jest Jammin' aka "Chinatown Soul Band", has entertained the public for 40 years. In 1968 Norman Fong, Brad Lum, & Ed Toy, got together with a couple of other friends, formed a band that was unnamed until 1971 when they added more members and officially called themselves Jest Jammin'. They are the last of the "Local Chinatown bands" from the 60's and 70's, and are still enjoying a popularity from an enthusiastic public. Comprised of "home grown" talent, Jest Jammin' has been performing their wide repertoire of music from the soulful 60's and 70's, including tunes from recent decades.

video | jestjammin.com | facebook

Bump City

Saturday, August 26 - 3:30 PM

From their signature namesake, to What Is Hip, Still A Young Man, Don't Change Horses and Very Hard To Go, BUMP CITY covers all of the best known hits from the band that came out of Oakland in the heady days of the early 1970's. The Tower of Power sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music." Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band, but the signature of the band is its’ horn driven sound.   Blessed by former and current Tower horn player, Mic Gillette, BUMP CITY pays tribute to the Tower of Power in a big, powerful brassy way, as only a true horn band can.

video | www.bumpcityreunionband.com | facebook

The Reflex

Sunday, August 27 - 11:30 AM

One of Bay Area's finest group of talented musicians, The Reflex delivers an infectious excitement to the masses.  Their bone crunching, hard hitting, high energy renditions of the 80's music is sure to get you up on your feet.  The Reflex guarantees to take you back to your memory lane, playing hits that you fell in love with.  Whether it be Nu-wave, Rock and R&B, you will never get enough of The Reflex. 

video | thereflex80sband.com | facebook


Sunday, August 27 - 1:30 PM

Playing the latest dance tunes, top 40, old school, pop, rock and soul, D’Groove is a nine-piece band featuring a standard four-piece rhythm section. They have a simple concept - to assure a good time for all. Their soulful singing is combined with irresistible rhythms and fresh-rap-breaks showcase their exciting power, range, and versatility – ensuring high caliber entertainment and non-stop dancing. The band’s youthful front line and mature back line, and cultural diversity easily relates to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

video | facebook

Napata & The Kisses

Sunday, August 27 - 3:30 PM

From the hardest hitting R & B to the romantic classics of the swing era, Napata and her two back-up vocalist's, the 'Kisses', form a front line of unparalleled dynamism and panache. One of the Bay Area's finest party bands and hometown favorites from Oakland, these women cover a stylistic range which will have you dancing in the streets. Colorful exciting costumes and polished choreography offer a feast for the eyes. Even those who reach the dance floor too late to get a spot will find that the sheer spectacle of Napata's show makes watching as fun as dancing!