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 ALO Returns to the Bruns Amphitheater to Headline Two-Day Festival

July 11, 2023

 ALO Returns to the Bruns Amphitheater to Headline Two-Day Festival Along with the Debut Performance of Jay Lane & The Mayhem,   Rising Modern Folk Duo Two Runner, Pop-Up Performers, Craft Vendors, and More  Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6     

Orinda, CA (July 6, 2023)  Paper Moon Presents is thrilled to welcome the return of popular “jam-pop” band ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) to the beautiful and intimate Cal Shakes/Bruns Amphitheater for a two-day festival onSaturday, August 5 (5 p.m.), and Sunday, August 6 (1 p.m.) set amongst the scenic redwoods and eucalyptus in the East Bay hills just outside Berkeley and Oakland. Concertgoers will enjoy two full sets of 

ALO, plus rising modern folk duo Two Runner (Saturday opener), and the debut of Dead & Company drummer Jay Lane & The Mayhem (Sunday opener), pop-up performers throughout the festival grounds, craft vendors, and more.    ALO call their music “jam-pop,” and the description is apt – meticulously-crafted and accessibly-hooky compositions laced with improvisational departures, in which the band melds into a single organism in voice and consciousness. They’re always exploring, but never wandering. There is always intention and momentum, with patience and confidence that can only be wrought from a quarter century of collaboration and water under the bridge.    

The inaugural performance of Jay Lane & The Mayhem features legendary drummer Jay Lane fresh off the Dead & Company U.S. tour. Lane has been playing drums professionally for over 40 years. His longest run was with The Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir’s American rock band RatDog, but he has also worked with Primus, Further, Charlie Hunter Trio, Alphabet Soup, and many more timeless talents. Lane’s versatility as a musician has put him in the mix with every genre from funk to ska, to rock-and-roll and has extended his roots deep into the music industry.   

Two Runner is songwriter Paige Anderson and fiddle player Emilie Rose. The rising modern folk duo hailing from Northern California is becoming a force to be reckoned with. Strong songwriting and colorful vocal harmonies make way for pure musicianship on clawhammer banjo, flatpicking guitar, and Oldtime fiddle.    

“These live music shows at the Bruns are truly something special. It is the quintessential Northern California spot,” said Matt Lawsky of Paper Moon Presents. “Set amongst the redwoods and eucalyptus, there is no backdrop more magical and spectacular for an outdoor concert than this,” added Luna Oxenberg of Paper Moon Presents.    Doors open at 5 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show on Saturday, August 5. 

Doors open at 1 p.m. for the matinee 3 p.m. show on Sunday, August 6. Tickets range from $45 (General Admission) to $75 (Limited Reserved Terrace) and are available now on For further information, line-up announcements, event details, parking, and more, please visit   

Calendar Editors, Please Note:    

WHAT:  ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) @ The Bruns Amphitheater  A two-day music festival set amongst the stunning redwoods and eucalyptus in the East Bay hills. Featuring “jam-pop” band ALO, modern folk duo Two Runner (Saturday opener), legendary drummer Jay Lane & The Mayhem (Sunday opener) and more.   

WHEN:  Saturday, August 5, 2023: Doors at 5 p.m.; Show at 7 p.m.  Sunday, August 6, 2023: Doors at 1 p.m.; Show at 3 p.m.   

WHERE:  Bruns Amphitheater (Home of Cal Shakes)  100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA  *Mere minutes from Oakland and Berkeley, the 750-capacity venue modeled after The Globe feels like a world away.   

WHO:  ALO  Two Runner (Saturday),   Jay Lane & The Mayhem (Sunday)   

TICKETS & INFO:  Tickets range from $45 (General Admission) to $75 (Limited Reserved Terrace) and are available now on 

For further information, line-up announcements, parking, and more, please visit 

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