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Concerts in the Redwood Grove, UC Berkeley: Rupa and the April Fishes + Quinn DeVeaux

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove, UC Berkeley

Featured Performer: Rupa & the April Fishes
Sponsor: Botanical Garden

Nomadic Roots Rock and Early Blues Dance Rhythm

RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES: Rupa & the April Fishes create music that defies easy categorization with influences of French chanson, Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk, Latin cumbias, and even Indian ragas. Their raucous and inviting performances have made them internationally renown, with strong followings throughout the world.

QUINN DEVEAUX: Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review is the dance floor between the sweet old times and new hard times. Quinn has packed houses and astounded audiences in the bay area for years with his smooth, saucy voice and cool melodic songwriting. First he started an early Chicago Blues band and then a New Orleans soul and gospel band. Both groups had audiences clamoring for more. Now he has combined it all in the Blue Beat Review, a self-styled crossroads of his many musical roots. Quinn harnesses the likes of Ray Charles, John Hurt, Fats Domino and Bo Diddley. His songwriting is the classic influence made fresh. With all the style and subtlety of the great soul/blues singers of the earth bound golden days, his band keeps audiences in a state of joy.

Shows may sell out – buy online in advance.
Parking is limited and not guaranteed – carpooling is encouraged.
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm.
Bring your own refreshments. (No concessions available.)
Alcohol is not permitted per UCPD.
Warm clothes suggested.

Target audience: All Audiences
Open to audience: All Audiences
Tickets required: $15/ $12 for members; Youth $5; Under 5 free
Ticket info: Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing

Event Contact:, 510-643-2755

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