In the 1960's, the San Francisco Bay Area built a reputation as a meeting place for musicians, artists, and progressives. What tied this all together was the music, and while San Francisco, like the world, has changed, it's still "The Place" to be for music, mayhem, and community. Taking a note from the Haight-Ashbury days, when parties meant concerts and those who "knew" showed up, the Star Sapphire Ball is a return to the freewheeling spirit on which our scene was built.

Dave Schools with Stockholm Syndrome
By Zack Smith
On Saturday, June 18th, San Francisco will be treated to another Star Sapphire Ball event. With a line-up this hot, set to take place between 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. at the newly remodeled Mezzanine, there is no question that the evening will be full of musical madness, dancing, and plenty of mayhem. Anchoring the event will be Dave Schools on bass (Widespread Panic, Stockholm Syndrome), with Eric McFadden on guitar (Eric McFadden Trio, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Stockholm Syndrome), Wally Ingram on drums/percussion (Stockholm Syndrome, Sheryl Crow, David Lindley and Wally Ingram), Dave Pellicciaro (Mighty Dave, The Axis Brothers) on keys, Paulo Baldi on drums (Les Claypool, Cake), guitarist Chris Haugen (Theresa Andersson) and Motion Potion.

This event is being created in a grass roots mind-set, built around the fan and the band, not ticket sales and target markets. There are no major promotions, no massive corporate conglomerations, no crazy surcharges, and no fear of the unknown. Members will mix and mingle from bands familiar and not so known. The music won't be confined to a style or a genre, and fans can enjoy a relaxed vibe where anything goes--for band and crowd alike. As Dave Schools tells us, "I am really looking forward to the San Francisco Star Sapphire Ball because it will give me an opportunity to play in an informal situation with some of my favorite players in a special environment designed by some great folks for the maximum fun experience. I would expect the unexpected for this one. The fact that it also gives me a chance to spend some quality time in my favorite city in the world doesn't hurt either!"

Mezzanine has been operating successfully as a nightclub for several years in San Francisco but has recently made renovations in order to help support the already strong Bay Area live music scene. With the addition of a brand new stage, sound, and lights, the already plush and spacious club is excited to start hosting events such as the upcoming Star Sapphire Ball. Don't miss out on what is sure to be a party of epic proportions.

When: Saturday, June 18th
Time: Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Where: Mezzanine (444 Jessie St. San Francisco)
Tickets: $17 adv., $20 door :: On Sale now through In House Ticketing

Tickets are selling quickly and will sell out, please get tickets in advance if you wish to experience the Star Sapphire Ball feature Dave Schools in San Francisco.

Buy Tickets Here.

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[Published on: 6/2/05]

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