What to Do in Marin: Herbie Hancock Headlines All-Day Music Festival at Mount Tamalpais
Catch local Marin musical acts along with jazz legend Herbie Hancock at the fourth annual Sound Summit
You’ve seen the real estate come-ons: “views, views, views,” or “location, location, location.”
Certain concert features likewise have universal appeal, and in the vast landscape of music festivals, none so unanimously as Sound Summit.
The day-long fete is returning to Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais for its fourth year, presenting an eclectic mix of music in a jaw-dropping setting. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock headlines, with Grace Potter, Nikki Lane, local favorites Con Brio, and special guest Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sharing the bill.
Of course, Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre has an impressive history. Not only has it been hosting the Mountain Play since 1913, but it was also the site of the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Festival during the Summer of Love.
Sound Summit happens Saturday, September 8; here are some key numbers about the event and its setting.
4,000-seat natural serpentine stone amphitheater
1,900 feet above the bay
1936 completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps
51 years since Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Festival
$175,000 raised for Mount Tam in concert’s first three years