In the African-American community it’s the unofficial “town square”. As Cedric the Entertainer (as Eddie) in the movie “Barbershop” described it, ”it’s the cornerstone of the neighborhood.”
What better gathering place, then, to kick-off the Stockton Boulevard Partnership’s Old Hwy 99 Festival Concert Series than the Master Barber & Beauty Shop? (4340 Stockton Boulevard)
On May 12, 2012, from 1pm to 4pm, guests will be treated to the music of opening band Harley White Jr. Orchestra and headlining band McNasty.
This FREE concert, presented by the Stockton Boulevard Partnership, was created to promote the neighborhood and the vitality of the Stockton Boulevard business corridor.
Adding to the festivities, guests can purchase barbeque, there will be a spoken word presentation by 9 year old poet Rodney Brown, Jr., and in keeping with the barbershop motif, dominoes and cards will be in play, and haircutting will be taking place in the barber chairs just off the seating area.
Hosts of the event will be shop owners Mary Brown, and sons Marichal and Rodney Brown. Due to limited space (120 seats) guests are encouraged to arrive early.
McNasty-Funk, R&B, Fusion Jazz
Harley White Jr. Orchestra (a dozen Jazz players)
History The stretch of Stockton Boulevard promoted by the Partnership is part of historic Old Highway 99, which, for over 100 years, was a major transportation artery linking the old town area of the City of Sacramento to the City of Stockton. Before the 99 Freeway was built, families traveling between the two cities on Old Highway 99 would commonly stop at the numerous fruit and vegetable stands operated by local farms.
Upcoming Stockton Boulevard Partnership Concerts
July 28, 1pm to 4pm-Classic Rock
Rutabaga Boogie Band
Fruitridge Shopping Center (Stockton Blvd. and Fruitridge Road )
Sept 15, 1pm to 4pm-Latin Fusion
Bands – TBA
K-Mart Shopping Center (Stockton Blvd, North of Fruitridge Rd.)