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Frazier Trager Presents

Saturday, September 7, 2024
Doors start at 12:30PM
Music 1PM - 9:30PM
860 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592

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Average White Band Farewell Tour – (Last Bay Area Performance)

The Average White Band, one of the greatest soul and funk bands of all-time will bring their farewell tour to venues and festivals in 2024. The group will perform their biggest hits and fan favorites, such as US No.1, Pick Up the Pieces, Cut the Cake, Queen of My Soul, Walk On By, Schoolboy Crush, Person to Person, Work to do, Let’s Go Round Again and many more. The group’s accomplished songwriting helped them to achieve several Gold & Platinum-selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations with Atlantic Records. Having remained a perennial fixture at top venues & festivals across the world for over 50 years, the Average White Band’s farewell tour is the not-to-be-missed last chance for multiple generations of fans to experience the musical energy and trademark sound of one of the world’s truly great soul bands.
For five decades and over 70 million albums sold, The Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. One of the greatest Motown and R&B / funk bands of all time, The Commodores have influenced artists both young and old, and in all genres with their classic songs Brick House, Too Hot to Trot, Easy, Nightshift, Zoom, and many more! With a brand that is bigger than ever, The Commodores continue to blaze trails all over the world.
The ultimate soul crooner, Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R&B’s most influential soul men. Williams began his musical career making records that have subsequently become timeless classics. Songs like the mega-hit Cause I Love You, and of course the unforgettable hits, So Very Hard To Go, Don’t Change Horses, and What is Hip, which he recorded as the lead singer for Tower of Power.
Heatwave formed in London as a powerful R&B / Disco / Funk band whose popularity began in the mid-1970s. Heatwave delivers a superb, high-energy show with electrifying dance choreography, tight vocal harmonies, and crowd pleasing sing-a-long moments. Come enjoy their timeless hit songs that include, Grooveline, Always and Forever, Boogie Nights, and Mind Blowing Decisions, to name a few.

Chef De Cuisine Stage


The family band Melodious were born into a life of music. Growing up in a home where each day is filled with dancing, singing and the ability to be creative has greatly influenced their musical journey. It is their drive and determination through musical diversity and the combination of their different abilities that help them create timeless music.

Second Planet

2nd Planet, discovered in the year 2000, is a diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary jazz, rock, r&b and funk. The San Francisco Bay area based band consist of 4 musicians who will utilize their creative gifts to electrify music listeners with their original brand of music as displayed in the band’s first CD release “Beyond the Surface” and their second release titled “The Next Level”.

West Coast Blues Society

Ronnie Stewart is dedicated to keeping the blues alive as a musician, a preservationist, a historian, and the executive director of the West Coast Blues Society, a nationally recognized resource for both the public and local musicians. Stewart has been immersed in the blues since he was a young boy living on Center Street. He established the 7th Street Oakland Blues Walk of Fame, a tribute to the city’s music and musicians that runs along Seventh Street in front of the West Oakland BART Station.

Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant singer/songwriter, determined at an early age that she was going to be a singer. She is the great-great-niece of famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Grant has been singing in Bay Area venues for over 25 years. Her unique shows consist of a blend of jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and funk. Her vocal interpretations range from sensitive to powerful to cheeky over a broad spectrum of charts.

Mare Island Coal Sheds & Waterfront

The coal sheds were constructed in 1903 to serve as a fuel depot for coal-burning ships that stopped at Mare Island. They served in that capacity for little more than a decade, however, as the Navy quickly abandoned coal in favor of diesel and other petroleum-based fuels. Since about 1914, these buildings were used as storage.

The festival will utilize 4 coal sheds. One will be our new Cocktail Lounge featuring top-shelf spirits, festival cocktails, microbrews, and fine wine. The other coal shed will be converted into a VIP Lounge for all of our VIP guests. The VIP Lounge will have a private bar, specialty drinks, chef-inspired food offerings, professional servers, and special tastings for Premium VIP guests. The first coal shed will be the main entrance and house our festival merchandise, artist memorabilia, lost and found, and several other surprises this year!

There will be two performance stages. The main stage will be at the far end of the promenade, closest to the Ferry Terminal and the acoustic stage will be on the waterfront near the first coal shed to entertain guests as they arrive and while the main stage is on break between headliners. A festival map can be downloaded to your cell phone, or printed out from the website.

The Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival spans along the coal shed waterfront with spectacular views of the Napa River, Vallejo Marina, Vallejo Ferry, Mare Island Ferry, and all the way out to Mount Diablo and the Carquinez Strait that leads into the SF Bay.