Back By Popular Demand -Tower of Power Returns to San Mateo County Fair With Two Performances For FREE Concert Series

Tower of Power returns to The San Mateo County Fair to perform two nights on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th. They will join other headliners that include Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Three Dog Night,


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tower of Power returns to The San Mateo County Fair to perform two nights on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th. They will join other headliners that include Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Three Dog Night, Morris Day and the Time and Queen Nation.
 

Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include Great American Soulbook, a collection of classic soul tunes, and the 40th Anniversary CD/DVD. Tower has never been busier or more in demand. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages. 

Tower’s musical odyssey began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio’s house, Emilio’s father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: “Hire that guy, he’s got something.” Doc and his signature baritone sax sound have been in the band ever since. Tower of Power, began playing gigs in 1968, and soon became very well known in the area. With such hits as “Soul Vaccination” and “You’re Still a Young Man,” their hot urban soul sound is as popular as ever.

The band has always claimed Oakland, California as their hometown. Playing area venues and making a name for themselves. When “East Bay Grease” and “Bump City” were released their hits were played on radio stations all over the country. Bandmembers include: Emilio Castillo, band leader, tenor saxophone, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, baritone saxophone, Francis “Rocco” Prestia, bass guitar, David Garibaldi, drums, Tom Polizer, tenor saxophone, Adolfo Acosta, trumpet/flugal horn, Larry Braggs, lead vocals, Sal Cracchiolo, trumpet, Roger Smith, keyboards and Jerry Cortez, guitar.

“Tower of Power’s loyal fans will be excited to know that we have two performances this year to accommodate them,” said Chris Carpenter, San Mateo Event Center’s General Manager.  Visit the Twitter and Facebook pages for offers of free tickets and other news about the Fair.

All concerts are free with purchase of San Mateo County Fair General Admission. Tickets are available online and through Facebook.The FREE concert series lineup includes: Dickey Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers and his band Great Southern. Considered to be one of the best guitarists in the country, Dickey played on all the Allman Brothers greatest hits including “Ramblin’ Man,” “Southbound”  and “Jessica.” Don’t miss this show! New this year the Fair brings Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, who rose to fame with the smash hit “We Built This City” and “Jane,” Also performing at the Fair for the first time is Morris Day and the Time, who became an 80’s Pop Funk band favorite with their breakout tune “Jungle Love,” and Queen Nation, a Queen Music Tribute Band that lives up to its promise of Queen’s well known hit “We Will Rock You.  And Three Dog Night with their hits “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “One”, and “Joy to the World.” Tower of Power returns to the Fair with two performances. Tower of Power’s sound can be categorized as Urban Soul Music (according to the band’s leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo. Their hits “So Very Hard to Go,” and “Soul Vaccination,” are audience favorites.

Visit the website for more music announcements and other entertainment up to the opening day of the Fair. Limited VIP Gold Circle seating available.About The San Mateo County Fair.

The San Mateo County Fair “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” boasts a stunning variety of world-class musical entertainment, live performances, fun festival food, local and traditional contests, and a “Ferris Wheeling” carnival. The Fair lasts nine days and will be attended by over 130,000 guests.The San Mateo County Event Center is the host of the San Mateo County Fair, which will be held June 8-16, 2013. Visit the web site: www.sanmateocountyfair.com often for regular updates, contest rules, entertainment schedules, promotions, giveaways and sponsorship information.

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