MUSICIANS

 Musicians 2017

Main Stage-corner of Fifth Avenue & Main Streets

K.C. Martin & Company (Classic Soul, POP, R & B, and Funk)

K.C. Martin was born in Newport News, Virginia. His mother is a gospel singer and father is a drummer. He is the youngest of five brothers who play instruments were The Martin 5, the local Jackson 5. Starting at the age of six, after playing plastic bowls, he was influenced by Andrae Crouch, JC & Gloria White & the Institutional Radio Choir, James Cleveland, The Hawkins Family and other notables.  Playing by ear, he is a skilled musical genius in drums, bass guitar, keyboards and saxophone. With numerous musical genre influences, K.C is a songwriter, producer, music director and electrifying performer. He has performed and appeared on stage with Patti LaBelle, Lalah Hathaway, Glenn Jones, Gale Mayes, Michael Fair and is the road manager for Naomi Judd.

Stage on the Franklin Square

San Rafael Band  (Salsa, Latin jazz, and rock)

Every now and again, one discovers an uncut gem amongst the musical rubble. A gem formed from the dust of sacrifice, creativity, and passion. Originally a native of San Antonio, Rafael Vasquez grew up in the sun scorched Southwest–spending his youth driving across the back roads of Texas. “I remember sneaking into small cantinas and clubs, places where beer mixed with the smells of simmering rice and beans, just to hear music.” During his youth, he learned from the local masters of Latin music by listening and teaching himself the guitar technique that many find amazing.

Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Rafael continues to fuse Latin Jazz with the broader adult contemporary market–taking the reigns as a leading Latin artist in Music City. His music is a unique combination of the fiery guitar lines of Santana, the classical technique of Andreas Segovia, and the soulful and gritty vocal sound reminiscent of Sting. This compelling blend of jazz, blues and rock has created a new and popular sound that combines the best of salsa, Latin jazz, and rock, perfect for the emerging Latin pop/jazz genre.

Porch of The Red House 

The Chill Band  (Dance, Pop, Rock covers from the 70s to present)