The Mare Island Classic Rock Festival, Father’s Day, Sun 6/16

Article Contributed by Mr. Hat | Published on Saturday, March 16, 2024

Mr. Hat Presents the Inaugural Mare Island Classic Rock Festival, a family friendly Father's Day celebration of Classic Rock featuring 5 fantastic bands, food and craft vendors on the beautiful Mare Island Coal Sheds Waterfront, among the Burning Man Art installations with stunning waterfront views.  

Tickets: $50 advance, $60 at the gate, kids under 12 FREE with paid adult, kids under 18 half price. Limited VIP Passes $89.

Stunning Waterfront Arts Park Setting- the stage is set on a picturesque promenade along the Napa River, featuring a curated art installation of Burning Man sculptures. Plenty of shade under the coal sheds.

Limited VIP tickets include early entry, event poster, and reserved seating area in front of the stage. BRING YOUR OWN FOLDING CHAIRS.

There will be Food and craft vendors, with Beer and Wine and soft drinks for sale.


12:30 VIP early entry

1 pm Main Gates Open

1:45-3 pm The Dans of Steel - Exploring the music of Steely Dan (main stage)

3-3:30 Love Mischief perform Classic Rock Mashups (coal shed stage)

3:30-5 Petty Rocks- The Ultimate Tom Petty Tribute (main stage)

5-5:30 Love Mischief perform Classic Rock Mashups (coal shed stage)

5:30-7 Dylan & The Dead featuring Lovin' Dead & Pat Nevins (main stage)

7-7:30 Love Mischief perform Classic Rock Mashups (coal shed stage)

7:30-9 The Freestone Peaches: Allman Brothers Tribute (main stage)


The Freestone Peaches are Northern California's premier Allman Brothers Band tribute. Featuring dual harmony lead guitars, double drums, tractor bass, Hammond organ and an exceptional vocalist, Freestone Peaches will have you on your feet while they're hittin' the note! Freestone Peaches brings the raw energy and full throttle rock & roll of the legendary Allman Brothers Band live on stage. Close your eyes and you're at the Fillmore East

Dylan & The Dead celebrates the iconic tour and album collaboration between Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead. Expect an electrifying performance by Lovin' Dead (back again this year after rocking Grateful Day On The Waterfront last year) with very special guest Pat Nevins (Shakey Zimmerman, Grapefruit Ed).

Petty Rocks is a tribute to the music of the one-of-a-kind rock and roll icon, Tom Petty. Composed of five top-notch, seasoned musicians performing both top hits and "deep cuts" from Petty's catalog, performed in expert, high energy fashion. Expect detailed, faithful versions of Tom Petty's amazing brand of American Rock and Roll. You will hear all of Petty's biggest hits, such as Breakdown, I Won't Back Down, Free Fallin', Don't Do Me Like That, Mary Jane's Last Dance, and Refugee, (just to name a very few), as well as amazing lesser known gems such as Room at The Top, Out in the Cold, You Get Me High, in addition to hits from The Traveling Wilburys. Whether you are a Tom Petty fanatic or a more casual fan, PETTY ROCKS will keep you entertained and dancing.

The Dans of Steel explores and celebrates the music of Steely Dan, the prolific American rock band founded in 1972 by mastermind’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Featuring five deeply soulful musicians who came together in admiration of the detailed craftings and artistic splendor of Steely Dan. The Dans of Steel, Waddell Bell, Ronnie Smith, Dave Shul, Malcolm Marshall and Raliegh Neal (all of them dads) explore, “funkafy” and lovingly recreate songs from throughout the Steely Dan canon that brings together jazz, rock, and R&B sensibilities. You may recognize Raleigh and Dave from their work with Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Love Mischief, featuring the incredible Curtin Brothers, is Mr. Hat's favorite NorCal Jamband on the rise. Expect intense jamming and high-spirited interpretations of your classic rock favorites, mashed up with a few original tunes.