Fire Relief Show Featuring Yolo Mambo with Marty Cohen & the Sidekicks – Nov 10 @ 7pm


On November 2, 2017 By admin Fire Relief

Tickets: $20 adv/$25 @ door

Local bands Yolo Mambo and Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks will take to The Melon Ball stage on November 10th at 7pm to support victims of California’s latest wildfire disaster in Napa and Sonoma counties. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Like many other members of the Davis community, the staff at Watermelon Music and the members of Yolo Mambo have friends and loved ones currently suffering through the fires of the Napa and Sonoma areas. Yolo Mambo, Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks, and The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music have come together to bring the Davis community an event to benefit those in need.

Yolo Mambo have been playing around Northern California for over eight years, from outdoor tent festivals, house concerts, corporate poolside parties, weddings, and wineries, to intimate restaurant dining and rowdy dancing.

The trans-global rhythms of Yolo Mambo will transport you to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain, New Zealand, and the States. Yolo Mambo blends spicy cha-cha, jazz, bossa nova, samba, salsa, and folk with the dynamic vocals of Catherine LeBlanc in languages from all over this Earth.  Catherine has published over 17 original songs, and plays ukelele, plains flute, and percussion.  Completing the instrumental and vocal backing are jazz and world music veterans Carla Campbell on percussion, Phil Summers on Spanish guitar, and Steve O’Neill on string bass.

Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks have established themselves as one of the premier acoustic groups in Northern California.  Their rich vocal harmonies and distinctive arrangements enhance Marty’s award winning songs and the band creates a sound that has been called “an inspired blend of urban folk…with a pop twist” (Sacramento Bee). All longtime Sacramento residents, these talented musicians combine their years of experience to create spirited live performances featuring rich harmonies and inspired arrangements. In 2016, the group celebrated 12 years of performing together as Marty Cohen and the Sidekicks and have played hundreds of shows throughout northern California.

Please join us for this wonderful event on November 10th at 7pm in the Watermelon Music event hall: The Melon Ballroom. Tickets will be $20 in advance(available here or in the Watermelon Music store) and $25 at the door. For those seeking more information about the event, please visit The Melon Ball on Facebook or the Watermelon Music website.