Music and Artists
Schedule of Events
10:30am – Oyster Calling Contest
11:15am – Yogoman Burning Band
12:45pm – Shuck & Swallow Contest
1:30pm – Motherlode Band
3:00pm – Oyster Winners Announced
3:30pm – Headliner (TBA)
Motherlode is a Greasy Soul Funk all star band which features what are considered some of the hottest musicians on the Jam-Jazz-Funk scene today. This band was brought together by Cochemea Gastelum and Boom Boom Room (S.F.) for its first manifestation as a group in October 2005 for Boom Boom Room Presents Katrina Benefit Festival (“Frequinox Music Festival”). It is an evolved creation drawing its members and origin from the band ‘MOTHERLODE’ which had originally began in the mid nineties as part of a D.J. night at the original Casbah in San Diego.
Yogoman Burning Band
Yogoman hails from the planet Yog, where its inhabitants create ridiculous, quirky, and uninhibited dance moves on the regular. Yogoman landed in the Pacific Northwest finding a willing human vessel through Washington State’s own Jordan Rain, currently a Bellingham restident. Rain formed Yogoman Burning Band (YBB) in 2006 to fire up the often subdued and dark corner of the USA, lighting up crowds of all-ages and taking it to the streets with their infectious and engaging ska/soul brass band style.
and Lyrics Born
Tsutomu “Tom” Shimura (born 1972), better known by his stage name Lyrics Born (formerly Asia Born), is aJapanese American rapper, producer, songwriter, and voice over announcer. He is also one half of the groupLatyrx with Lateef the Truthspeaker.
Arcata Main Street’s 23rd Annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2013. This annual summer tradition on the Arcata Plaza has grown into a successful festival model by demonstrating how an area can capitalize on its natural resources without relinquishing its unique charms.
It was estimated that over 18,000 people attended the 2012 Oyster Festival and dined on oysters prepared by local culinary talent, enjoyed local microbrews, drank fine wine, danced to great music, and enjoyed a kid friendly area.
Through the success of this event and exposure created, Arcata was named the Oyster Capital of California as well as named one of the top 10 food festivals in the world by Away.com. The Oyster Fest attracts throngs of gourmet food lovers to downtown’s historic Arcata Plaza, one of the few last remaining town squares in California. June marks the peak of the oyster season in Humboldt County, where more than 70 percent of the fresh oysters consumed in the state are grown.