Porchlight’s Summer Soul Celebration with Marc & The Casuals, Persephone’s Bees, Fredo Ortiz, Brigid Dawson, Karina Denike and

Sat Aug 23
The Chapel
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$18 - $20
Music, Theater, Performance Arts
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This event is all ages

San Francisco’s longest running storytelling series joins dance music experts Marc & The Casuals to bust a move and a groove with an evening of stories, comedy, soul music, and surprises. The night starts promptly at 8:30 with stories by some of our favorite riotous raconteurs & righteous rockers, followed by the kind of boogaloo frenzy that Marc & The Casuals are famous for. After a set of hilarious true tales, hosts Beth and Arline will hit the dance floor with the audience for a classic San Francisco night that might leave you aching the next day. (but in the best possible way). Expect a musical ensemble of 20+ musicians and vocalists including Etienne deRocher, Fredo Ortiz, Persephone’s Bees, Brigid Dawson, and Karina Denike, and some very special surprise guests. Don’t miss this one!

Marc & The Casuals

The seldom seen, but often recorded, Marc and the Casuals are a groovy yet disciplined deep soul/pop instrumental combo. This all-star interplanetary 21st century Wrecking Crew features some of the Bay Area's finest musical minds and dressers. Lead by longtime piano and trumpet player Marc Capelle, the group also features: Bart Davenport on vocals and guitar, Tom Ayres on vocals and guitars, Peter Straus on bass, and Todd Roper on drums and vocals.



  1. The Chapel
    777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA