Highly regarded as one of the best live acts on the planet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (KDTU) distills the sweeping stylistic range of its concert performances into their own authentic sound featuring Denson and his long-standing seven-piece unit. To aid him in his mission, Denson tapped some of his legendary friends, including The Rolling Stones’ keyboardist and Allman Brothers Band alum Chuck Leavell, guitar-slinging singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson, New Orleans guitar hero Anders Osborne, Austin producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada and NOLA R&B royal Ivan Neville. Along with KDTU, Denson serves as the touring saxophonist with The Rolling Stones, while continuing to hold down his role as a founding member of the seminal funk band, The Greyboy Allstars.
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.
One by one the coal sheds are being restored and one of most recently renovated is a state of the art 15 barrel brewhouse owned by Mare Island Brewing Co., which will serve as the VIP Lounge for all Mare Island Dock of Bay VIP ticket holders. The festival will also utilize 2 other coal sheds. One will be our Vendor Village featuring artwork, jewelry, antiques, and goods and services from our local businesses. The other coal shed will house our festival merchandise, artist memorabilia, lost and found, and one of the six festival bars!
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.
There is no ferry service this year.
Purchase tickets online at ftpresents.com