Entertainment

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Each year the Gilroy Garlic Festival offers a wide variety of top quality entertainment, all included in the price of your Festival admission. With live music on three stages, you are never far away from the great sounds of jazz, rock 'n roll, country, blues, reggae, swing and much more.

While every day features a diverse mix of entertainers, you can count on seeing plenty of local favorites on Friday. On "Spicy Soul Saturday," you can get your groove on with funk and R&B dance bands on the Amphitheater Stage. And KRTY 95.3 is bringing back "Hot Country Sunday," featuring up-and-coming country stars Mitchell Tenpenny, Travis Denning, and Cale Dodds live on the Amphitheater Stage on Sunday afternoon.


DON'T MISS IN 2018

NEW "ELECTRIC CLOVE" ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC DJ VENUE

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF FAMILY FUN!


This year we're also introducing the brand-new "Electric Clove" venue, a shade tent with seven DJs spinning electronic dance music on Friday and Saturday.

Since this year we're celebrating 40 years of family fun with a vintage vibe, you might also get your garlic groove on to throwback tunes from the 1970s and 80s!

Applications for 2018 entertainers are now closed. Please check back in January 2019.

See below for tentative 2018 Entertainment Schedule. Please note that these schedules are subject to change.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Amphitheater
10:30 am - 11:15 am Bleach! Rock
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Miko's Mon'Taj Classic Rock
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm The Moondance Band Rock / Soul / Country
Jazz & Swing
3:00 - 4:30 pm The Element Pop / R&B / Rock
5:00 - 6:30 pm Tsunami Band 60s/70s/80s Classic Rock

 

Gazebo
10:30 am - 11:15 am Angelique Lucero Acoustic Singer / Songwriter
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Garlic City Jazz Jazz
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Dolce Musica Americana
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Ted Sanchez and The Modesto Briseno Septet Retro / Swing / Jazz
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Vintage Noise Jazz & Bossa Nova
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Mike Osborn Band Blues / Rock

 

Vineyard
10:00 am - 10:45 am Frank Plesek and the Hollister Three Johnny Cash Tribute Band
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Lucas Ohio & the Shamblers Rock / Folk / Blues
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm VitalSign Classic Southern Rock
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm Get Lucky Top 40 / Covers and Mashups
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm TinMan Classic Rock

 

The Electric Clove (DJ Tent)
11:00 am Zoned Out
12:00 pm Gnarly Marsh
1:00 pm Infinite Jak
2:00 pm Steadicam
3:00 pm Tommy Maverick
4:00 pm Alex Kayes
5:00 pm Goblr
6:00 pm Steadicam & Infinite Jak

 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Amphitheater
10:30 am- 11:15 am Sweet HayaH Rock / Soul / Funk
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Cripple Creek Band Country / Southern Rock
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Big Blu Soul Revue Soul / Funk / R&B
3:00 - 4:30 pm Soul Kiss Variety Dance Band
5:00 - 6:30 pm Extra Large High Energy
Funky Dance Band

 

Gazebo
10:00 am - 10:45 am Midnight Sun Country Rock Originals
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Transistor Rodeo Unique Music Style
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Amanda Grey Americana / Country
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Brad Wilson Blues / Rock
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Stream Blues / Rock / Dance
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Paula Harris Blues /Soul / Jazz

 

Vineyard
10:00 am - 11:30 am The Emphatics Party Dance Band
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm The Mighty Neptunes Blues / Soul
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Fishhook Dance Rock 50s - Current
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm The Deadlies Surf Rock
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Wild West Show Country / Country Rock

 

The Electric Clove (DJ Tent)
11:00 am Goblr
12:00 pm Alex Kayes
1:00 pm Tommy Maverick
2:00 pm Infinite Jak
3:00 pm Steadicam
4:00 pm Gnarly Marsh
5:00 pm Zoned Out
6:00 pm Open Deck

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Amphitheater
10:00 am - 11:30 am Los High Tops with Chantilly Lace Vincent Rockabilly / Americana
12:00 noon Hot Country Sunday: KRTY 95.3 presents Mitchell Tenpenny Country
1:00 pm Hot Country Sunday: KRTY 95.3 presents Travis Denning Country
2:00 pm Hot Country Sunday: KRTY 95.3 presents Cale Dodds Country
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Entourage The Band Dance / R&B
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm McKenna Faith Country

 

Gazebo
10:00 am - 10:45 am Merlinda Folk / Blues / Jazz / Contemporary
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Bear Market Riot Power Folk / Americana
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Mariachi Estelar Mariachi
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm The Tommy Huxley Band Blues
3:00 - 4:30 pm Evan Thomas Blues Blues
5:00 - 6:30 pm Jr. De Ville Blues

 

Vineyard
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mason Douglas Country
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Highwater Blues R&B / Blues
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Kelly McDonald Band Country / Rock
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm The Fulcos Classic Rock / 60s / 70s / Country
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Jeff Rickets and the Dirt Road Band Country Pop

 


There is usually a 30 minute break down and set up period between performances.