OAKHURST — The Yosemite Gateway Restaurant (YGR) welcomes the well-loved local band Sugar Pine to the stage on Saturday, Mar. 17 for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day appearance.
The event is free, starting at noon and lasting until 3:30 p.m.. Sugar Pine will play while guests of age enjoy green beer, and everyone is welcome to purchase a plate of corned beef and cabbage, or anything else on the menu that day. Proceeds from the St. Patrick’s Day celebration will benefit North Fork’s Squirrel Cage Theatre Company.
Widely known for performances up and down the state, Sugar Pine features vocal harmonies and a wide variety of musical genres from folk to classic rock, country, and original songs.
The band consists of Chuck Thrapp (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), David Novell (nylon string guitar, vocals, and harmonicas), Robyn Flory (vocal harmonies and percussion), Jeff Gurule (banjos, tenor guitar, and vocals), and Ron “Bearrrr” Murray (bass and vocals). Thrapp and Novell are founding members, having started the group in 1982. Flory became part of the band in 1987, Gurule joined in 2014, and Murray was added in 2016.
Sugar Pine puts on a dynamic show, offering a blend of beautiful vocals, instrumental mastery, humor, and warmth.
Later on in the evening, YGR welcomes the amazing Dave Klatt to the stage for a great night of fun, dancing and music from 7 – 10 p.m. Dave plays 60s and more favorites with a full band stereo sound.