Special Events

Golden Gate Village: Artifact or Cultural Treasure?
Live Stream Webinar hosted by MarinMOCA. Sept. 17

A recording of this event will be available soon.

Marin City is a vibrant cultural hub for many of Marin County's black residents. Join us to learn about the history of housing discrimination in Marin City and how the community is fighting to preserve their homes, their culture and the arts. In addition to the discussion, we will preview an upcoming film by Angelica Ekeke about Marin City.

Nancy Rehkopf, Executive Director, MarinMOCA
Oshalla Marcus, Executive Director, MC Arts and Culture
Angelica Ekeke, Film artist
Royce McLemore, President, Golden Gate Village Residents Council
Mikyla Williams, Student activist


Live Streamed Panel Discussion

Rock On! Marin County's Psychedelic Rock Scene in the 60s: Stories, Photos, and Art + Live Q&A

Wednesday, September 30 at 5pm PST.

Presented free via Fans.com. Register here today

Music memories from Marin County’s rock music scene in the late 60s have been kept alive by four notable rock musicians, artists and history buffs who will come together for a live streaming event on September 30, 2020 at 5pm PST. The live panel event is hosted by MarinMOCA and will broadcast live on fans.com.

Paul Liberatore, Jay Blakesberg, Dave Getz and Jonathan Korty (who are also great friends) will provide stories, photos and art from the explosion of psychedelic rock music in Marin County starting in 1966, the year before San Francisco would get on the map as the world’s hippie capital. Highlights from the live panel discussion will include the in-person scoop from Dave Getz on Janis Joplin -- her pain, her joy and how they developed the style of raw psychedelic blues-rock that created a sensation in 1968; Jay Blakesberg’s story about his first mind-blowing trip to California at age 18, traveling from New Jersey on a Greyhound bus, to photograph the Grateful Dead at their New Year’s show in Oakland in 1979; and much more.

Panelist Information:

  • Paul Liberatore, who is a journalist and first place winner for music writing in the statewide 2019 California Newspaper Publishers Association Awards, will moderate the panel.  An author, producer and musician, he has covered rock music and the counterculture for Marin Independent Journal and San Francisco Chronicle for more than 45 years. 
  • Jay Blakesberg who is a San Francisco-based commercial photographer and video director whose work appears regularly in many magazines, including Rolling Stone and Guitar Player.  Over the past 30 years his photographic rock and roll journey has produced photos with legendary artists including The Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Sammy Hagar, Green Day and John Lee Hooker to name a few.
  • Dave Getz who was former (and current) drummer for Big Brother and the Holding Company during the reign of Janis Joplin and when the rock band hit the top of the charts.  He also toured with Country Joe and the Fish and It’s a Beautiful Day.  A longtime resident of Fairfax, California Dave has been a visual artist for as long as he’s been a musician.
  • Jonathan Korty who has been a leading figure on the Marin music scene as a producer, nightclub owner and musician for three decades.  He formed his first band in 1995, the very successful groove band Vinyl.  Other band affiliations include Electric Apricot, Soul Ska, Koolerator Barry Sless and more. A former contributing music writer for Pacific Sun and Marin Magazine, Korty also served as House Manager at Sweetwater Music Hall from 2011-2013 and Talent Buyer/GM of 19 Broadway Nightclub from 2013-2016. His company Korty Productions now books public and private events including Fairfax Festival, Summer Stomp (Parachute Days) at Love Field and more.