Music in the Park

Music in the Park at Redwood Heights Park

This summer, please join us for three family-friendly "Music in the Park" mini-concerts featuring local Bay Area bands at Redwood Heights Park. Enjoy spending time with friends and family outdoors for a little music before sunset. Better yet, come a little early and enjoy a picnic!

West Coast Sidecar

Friday, July 14, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Get ready to groove and sway to the infectious beats of a danceable mix that fuses the soulful essence of blues, the raw power of rock, the upbeat rhythms of ska, and the storytelling charm of country music. This exhilarating musical journey takes you on a whirlwind adventure through the crossroads of genres, igniting your passion for movement and rhythm.

  • Eric Hussey - drums
  • Naomi Weinstein - electric bass guitar/vocal
  • Sam Weinstein - electric guitar/vocal
  • Terry Gayhart - electric lead guitar

Mostly Marys

Friday, July 28, 2023 | 6:30 PM

Bluegrass feel, sweetly sung: The Mostly Marys is an acoustic crowd-pleasing East Bay quartet that plays bluegrass, old-time music, and whatever else fits. Together since 2017, they have combined rich harmonies with fiddle, guitar, banjo, blues harp, and bass. The Mostly Marys has an infectious enthusiasm for bringing joy to their audience with a repertoire that includes traditional tunes as well as modern troubadours: Hazel Dickens and John Prine; Bill Monroe and Patti Griffin; Ola Belle Reed and Townes Van Zandt. At times the listener is blissfully drawn in, while at other times, foot stomping and dancing can't be helped.

  • Mary Cranley - voice, fiddle, and mandolin
  • Mary Schriner - voice, banjo, and harmonica
  • Ryan Harlin - voice, guitar
  • Scott Underwood - bass and other, secret things

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Jeff Weissman, Redwood Heights homeowner since 1981 | REALTORĀ® since 2010


The Orphans

Friday, August 18, 2023 | 6:30 PM

The Orphans are based right here in Oakland. They are a trio of fine musicians who are steeped in what is now known as Americana. They will play a variety of blues, country, and soul sounds. Hank Williams, BB King, zydeco, Elmore James, etc., as well as many original songs in this vein, along with some groovy, danceable style blues and old RnB. On occasion, they will throw in some early country Blues for fun. Jon Lawton on guitar and vocals, Joe Kyle on bass, and Scott Griffin on drums make for a fantastic musical journey called The Orphans.

The Orphans Americana Trio


  • Location: Redwood Heights Park, 3883 Aliso Ave, Oakland 94619
  • These are outdoor community events, so please bring a blanket or chairs
  • BYOB (non-alcoholic)
  • No dogs allowed in the park
  • Registration requested
  • Suggested donation of $5-20 per family/group


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