Mind Blowing Concert Put on by Local Radio Station Alice 97.3
By Jennifer Almendarez
Castlemont Crier staff writer
This years free Now and Zen music festival put on by Alice 97.3 last Sunday September 30 at the Golden Gate park in San Francisco completely blew me away with amazing performances by Hedley, Tristan Prettyman,Phillip Phillips, Ed Sheeran, Matt Nathanson, and Alanis Morissette. However it was Ed Sheeran who stole the show.
The performances at Now and Zen were incredible. The show kicked off with Hedley followed by Tristan Prettyman and Phillip Phillips.Concert attendee Esmeralda Argueta,16, states, “I was pretty stoked because they were really cool! They were full of energy and charisma…it was contagious!” After Phillips finished his set, the much anticipated Ed Sheeran took the stage and the audience completely lost their mind at the glimpse of the 21 year old British singer.
I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears for that matter during Sheeran’s performance. He started with “Give Me Love” and continued with “Lego House”,an elongated version of “You Need Me Man, I Don’t Need You”, and ended with the song that skyrocketed his career “The A Team” all with such passion. According to Natalia Almendarez,13 who also attended Now and Zen, “Ed Sheeran was phenomenal! His performance was unbelievable and way better than anything I expected! I enjoyed every single minute of it.” Sheeran managed to capture the attention of the entire audience - being one of the biggest turn out Now and Zen has ever had- and lead a sing a long to his final song. Not a single word was missed.
After Ed Sheeran’s magnificent performance, the very talented Matt Natahanson went on followed by this years head liner Alanis Morissete.
Now and Zen was free of admission and open to all ages. There was all sorts of people there from all over the Bay area.Concert attendee Carla Santos,25, shares, “I loved the line up and the fact that i was able to bring my son with me without having to worry” This free outdoor concert had extraordinary quality and i highly recommend anyone looking for a great time who enjoys music to attend next years Now and Zen brought to you by Alice 97.3.