SAUSALITO ART FESTIVAL ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Note: The images above were all taken at the 2011 Sausalito Art Festival and the artists were Edgar Winter and World Classic Rockers (a supergroup with members from other top musical acts). See the list below for artists who will be performing at this year's art festival.
Date: Monday, September 1
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Marinship Park in the heart of Sausalito
Meeting Location: The main entrance to the Festival at 9:45 am. I suggest arriving early to get a parking spot and avoid the long lines later in the day. You can also buy an advance sale ticket to avoid the line.
Cost: This a Free event for Meetup, however, there is an admission fee to enter the festival of $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for Seniors. There is also a charge for parking in Festival lots but no charge for attending the musical concerts.
Here is a link to the website for the festival:
About the Festival: Fine art, music, food, and wine come together every year along the scenic Sausalito waterfront for one of the premier art festivals in the United States. The Sausalito Art Festival attracts art aficionados and collectors from around the world and continues to set the standard for quality, variety, innovation and sheer scope of art on display, as well as for a celebrated entertainment line-up and special exhibits.
Musical Acts: The primary reason that I attend the festival is to be able to enjoy and photograph the musical acts. I arrive early to get a good table close to the main stage and than take turns with others who help with watching the table so that we all have some time to look at the art in the booths.
Here is a list of the musical acts for Monday, September 1:
12:00-1:00pm: Pete Escovedo (latin jazz)
1:45-2:45pm: Pride and Joy (R&B/soul)
3:30-5:00pm: Tower of Power
Photography: The festival prohibits the taking of photos of art without approval of the artist but I have never had a problem taking photos of musical acts with a digital slr camera and zoom lens.
Security Issues: Like many locations, the festival has started new security requirements that prohibit large bags, backpacks and even large women's purses. The maximum size is 12" x 12" by 6" so keep that in mind. Obviously a tripod would not be allowed but a monopod might get through.
This is one of the best festivals in the country with great music and a vast number of art work of all kinds.
It is a great place to spend part of the holiday weekend.