San Francisco Fest 2016

JOURNEY          SANTANA

STEVE MILLER BAND   THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

One Night Only, On the Green

Sunday, September 4, 2016 @ AT&T Park

JOURNEY, SANTANA, STEVE MILLER BAND, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, and special guests will appear in concert for one night only on September 4, 2016 at AT&T Park.  This historic concert is the only opportunity to see these iconic Bay Area bands performing on the same bill.  Tickets go on Friday, March 18 at 10AM via Ticketmaster.

"This concert is the ultimate homecoming show for us and we are blessed to perform with our Bay Area friends," says JOURNEY. "Our history with everyone runs deep and it's going to be a show you won't want to miss."

American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 14 at 12:00 noon through Thursday, March 17 at 10:00 p.m. Several VIP ticket packages will also be available through Ticketmaster.

This once-in-a-lifetime event starts at 3PM and will continue into the evening, paying homage to the legendary "Day on the Green" concerts, one of the first recurring festivals in the U.S. that began in 1973 and continued into the early 1990s.  Between these four music giants, JOURNEY, SANTANA, STEVE MILLER BAND and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS have performed on twelve "Day on the Green" concerts from 1975 through 1983.

JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as  "Faithfully," "Any Way You Want It," "Wheel In The Sky," "Separate Ways," "Only the Young," ""Open Arms," "Lovin, Touchin', Squeezin'," "Who's Crying Now," and the seminal "Don't Stop Believin'," which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing JOURNEY into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.  JOURNEY received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, 'Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey.'

Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (original member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into JOURNEY, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998.  Schon's musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the No. 1 album, Santana III.  Valory has been a grounding force in JOURNEY since the band's formation (other than a brief hiatus in the late 80's and early 90's) and Cain was brought on board in 1980, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Since Arnel Pineda joined JOURNEY as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, which earned the group Billboard's prestigious "Legend of Live Award."

In 2015, JOURNEY performed a sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert for the opening night of the Bowl's 2015 Season, accompanied by the 120-piece Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; and embarked on an extensive, sold-out Canadian tour.  JOURNEY recently announced its upcoming "SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016" tour with The Doobie Brothers and special guest Dave Mason, which launches on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Irvine, California. JOURNEY is also joining up with SANTANA for select co-headlining concerts in the U.S. Check Journeymusic.com for more information.

Santana has sold more than 100 million records over the past forty years, and as many albums later,   and has reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999's Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Smooth") as well as three Latin GRAMMY's. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards' Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." And, with the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on.

April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early '70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe.

Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir "The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light." It's a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana's personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.

Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and"Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with.

Running through Miller's catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados -- Les Paul was his godfather -- so as a budding guitarist and singer, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from their musical tradition. When the familymoved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, meeting T-Bone Walker and learning to sing and play listening to him and Jimmy Reed. Miller then moved to Chicago where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

Miller, who has just been voted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being nominated for the first time this year, keeps himself immersed in listening and playing all genres of blues and jazz and rock 'n' roll music-American music. Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of theDepartment of Musical Instruments of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating the bridge between blues and jazz music and early American music.

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. They released their latest album, Southbound, in November 2014 on Arista Nashville.  Southbound features new recordings of the band's biggest hits, with country music's biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.  Their No. 1 singles "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes" (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include: "Listen to the Music," "China Grove,"  "Jesus Is Just All Right," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," "Take Me In Your Arms," Takin' it to the Streets," "Minute by Minute," "You Belong to Me," "The Doctor" and more.  In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.  Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums.   Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies - a rare "diamond record."

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