Webster Street, between Pacific Avenue and Central Avenues, Alameda, California
(Free, secure bike parking at the US Bank parking lot, on Webster Street near Taylor Avenue provided by the Rotary Interact Club)
Enjoy great music, food and drink, carnival rides and other kids’ stuff, and a taste of history at the 2013 Neptune Beach Community Celebration!
Check our Features page to find out about special events like the history walk, Crab Cove mobile visitors’ center, and more
Check our music page to learn more about the award-winning bands playing on the Central Avenue stage at the Celebration
Artists, craftspeople, nonprofit organizations, and commercial vendors – apply for a space at the Neptune Beach Community Celebration now!
With their 2nd CD now released, the Parodi band blends the sound and style of the early 70′s with modern recording techniques to produce a sound reminiscent of “James Taylor meets Crosby Stills Nash & Young.” The songs are heart-felt and come from lifetimes of experience, pleasure and pain. The players are seasoned pros, led by Jim Parodi (who does most of the writing. Other albums are forthcoming.
Sound designer by trade and musician by calling, Michael Barrett has a lengthy list of published software titles, toys, games, and apps to his credit. He is also a founding and 12-year member of the Sun Kings, Northern California’s premiere Beatles tribute band. In that role, he sang Paul McCartney’s vocals while providing keyboard, guitars, harmonica and percussion. In solo performance on acoustic guitar and keyboard, Michael covers a diverse roster of artists with a faithful yet personal style and a hatful of original songs to spice the mix.
Local author Julia Park Tracey will read a brief excerpt from her newest book, The Doris Diaries Volume 2, Reaching for the Moon, which is based on the diary of Tracey’s great aunt, Doris Bailey who came of age in the early 1900’s during the time of Neptune Beach.