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Music in the Park: J Boog, CRSB and Adrian Marcel
September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reggae artist J Boog, a Music in the Park favorite, returns for the third time to play Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Fusing a West Coast sound with his Polynesian roots, the Southern California musician brings Pacific Island influences to a distinctly Afro-Caribbean genre. J Boog tours around the world and has developed a universal following, winning over fans with his warm demeanor, impressive catalog and feel-good music. The two-time Grammy winner’s concert sold out last time he played, so be sure to get your tickets early.
R&B artists Chris Ramos and Sonny B, known as CRSB are two Bay Area-native cousins, who have fused island vibes with R&B to create an inimitable sound that’s all their own. With over 15 million streams from hits like “The Break Up Song,” “Give It Up,” and “You & I,” they continue to build the bridge between Island music, R&B and Bay Area culture. Their latest track “Vibrations” has been featured on Netflix, ESPN, and more.
CRSB brings island rhythms and the Bay Area’s Historic Hyphee Culture together. Their music is a representation of the cultural melting pot the Bay Area is known for. The duo has also co-produced Adrian Marcel’s upcoming album to be released later this year.
Get swept away by Adrian Marcel, a true R&B savant who hails from East Oakland. His music is the perfect blend of smooth, sultry sounds and fearless emotional depth. Guided by his mentor, Grammy-winning R&B star Raphael Saadiq, Adrian has earned his stripes with a string of projects featuring heavyweights like Kelly Rowland, Wale and Too $hort. His hit single, “2 AM,” a hyphy-infused anthem that racked up more than 93 million views on YouTube, claimed the #2 spot on the Billboard charts.
Adrian recently teamed up with Bay Area singer/songwriter/producer “Sonny B.” of CRSB to birth their own genre, R&Bay—blending the essence of Hyphy and R&B to create more than 100+ tracks in the past two years. The genre’s first offering, “Bip City” is an energetic track, featuring Bay Area legend E40.
Adrian Marcel’s music isn’t just a sound—it’s an experience that brings to life the Bay Area edginess that is not always represented in R&B. Get your tickets now to watch as he owns the stage, embodying the unapologetic spirit of the Bay!