Morgan Hill Family Music Fest | For over 20 years, one of Morgan Hill’s most popular Independence Day events has been the downtown street dance on the evening of July 3.
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Morgan Hill’s Downtown

For over 20 years, one of Morgan Hill’s most popular Independence Day events has been the downtown street dance on the evening of July 3. The dance starts after the Patriotic Sing, which will be held at Morgan Hill’s Downtown Amphitheater, and for many people, it marks the beginning of Morgan Hill’s 4th of July celebrations. Join us for a fun-filled evening of live music and dancing, food and drinks.


17000 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Morgan Hill residents are fortunate to enjoy freedom, amber waves of grain, fruited plains, and an Independence Day celebration that has taken place since 1876.

Whether its hearing “The Stars and Stripes Forever” while watching the fireworks or turning up the radio during the traditional family BBQ, music is an essential part of how Americans celebrate Independence Day. Each year we bring some of Morgan Hill’s best bands to perform at the Family Street Dance.

For the last 23 years, the Family Street Dance chairman, Dennis Dal Poggetto, along with co-chair, Manny Padilla, have organized this fantastic event. This event could not take place without the help and dedication from the following Volunteer Coordinators; Kimberlee Boggiano is the overall volunteer coordinator for 50-60 volunteers, Steve Padilla – Beverages, Kim Moyano – Tickets, Matt Bowen – Logistics, Bill Carlson – Food Vendors, Brittany Sherman – VIP Tent.  Thanks to these volunteers who help pull this complicated and amazing event together for our enjoyment.

A local music scene favorite, Janel and the Heist is a dance and party band playing top 40 from the last 30 years. We’ve played corporate gigs for Walmart and Coca Cola, benefits for Harvest Food Bank, Save the Music, Focus Foundation, private parties and nightclubs throughout the Bay Area. The band always packs the house with energy and passion. Janel Tan – Lead Vocals Janel was a top 75 contestant on Season 13 of American Idol. Her big, soulful voice will blow you away, then she’ll knock you out with her stylish interpretations of today’s top female performers. Shane McLaughlin – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar.  Anthony Thue – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar John Avilla – Background Vocals, Bass Guitar. Steve Giorgi – Drumming Icon .

There is a beer and wine grotto tent where beverages are available for purchase.


The beer and wine sales is one of our limited fundraising opportunities to support the free Freedom Fest Events, which include the parade, car show, patriotic sing, music fest and fireworks. So, please help us support this event


Buy beverages and drink responsibly!

The Morgan Hill Freedom Fest committee thanks you for your continued support and wishes you a fun-filled, safe and rockin’ holiday!