Italian Street Painting Marin

Entertainment page banner CREDITS: artist, Gene Morita


Beso Negro was a hit at the 2015 event!  photo, Joy Phoenix

From Taiko drumming and rock’n roll to opera and jazz, music shares the stage with our Madonnari.

Italian Street Painting Marin’s signature event, held annually in San Rafael, features great San Francisco Bay Area musical talent on the streets and the stage. From the captivating Taiko drum performances of Arnold Shimizu, Irma Spars and Alexa Riner (pictured above), and the amazing talents of Beso Negro (pictured) to performances by Moonalice, and other top artists, musicians share the spotlight with the street painters. 

Our musicians donate their time and talent in support of Italian Street Painting Marin programs. If you are interested in performing at Italian Street Painting Marin, please contact us now.

2017 Entertainment

Italian Street Painting Marin’s Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience offers lots of opportunities to get your groove on!

Summer of Love Line-Up:



The Sugarloafers

10:45–11:45 am
"The Sugarloafers are an acoustic duo…who perform a wide variety of songs from Americana to classic favorites."


Moonlight Rodeo

Noon–1:00 pm 
"Moonlight Rodeo features veteran Bay Area musicians, performing a mix of original Americana music and classic psychedelic songs from the 60’s."


Otilia Donaire

1:15–2:45 pm
"… Otilia Donaire came onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since."


San Francisco Airship

3:00–4:00 pm
"San Francisco Airship brings that wonderful Summer of Love back to life for every person that is looking for that lost feeling or memory."


David Laflamme Presents the Music of It's a Beautiful Day

4:15–5:15 pm
"The band performs the music of It's A Beautiful Day along with newer original material, moving effortlessly from an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz, from psychedelic to straight-on rock & roll."




5:30–6:30 pm  |  7:00–8:00 pm
"Aquarius isn't a band, it's a musical time machine that tells the story of the 60's through unforgettable performances recreating the best and most influential artists…"



Shakey Zimmerman

11:00 am–1:00 pm
"Shakey Zimmerman packs the powerhouse and iconic songs of legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young."


Ruckatan Latin Tribe

1:15–3:15 pm
"It’s a Celebration of Life and Original Music."



3:30–4:30 pm  |  5:00–6:00 pm
"Aquarius delivers a memorable and energetic event, with colorful costumes and unforgettable performances."


Stay tuned, new bands being added! The final music performance schedule is subject to change.


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