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Featuring Power-Folk Band, Bear Market Riot

Bear Market Riot is arguably the hottest band on the Central Coast. They call their music "power-folk". Kirk Nordby and Nick Motil blend everything from Americana to hip-hop into an infectious sound. Both are writers, singers, and guitarists, adding the wail of blues harmonica and the thump of an suitcase kick drum to keep heads bobbing. Nick is an Ohio native who played all over the country on the college circuit, and did a two year residency at Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant on the Strip of Las Vegas, playing five nights a week. Kirk grew up in the Seattle area, moved to the Central Coast in 2011, met Nick at a Songwriters At Play Paul Simon tribute. Their band name comes from their weekly jams at the Farmers Market in Los Osos.

Special guests include Megan Steinke, Max MacLaury, Miss Leo, and Micki & Casey.

Earlier Event: May 16
Live music with Irish Sessions
Later Event: May 18
Live Music with Jill Knight