Same old cause, same old fun. The four gatekeepers of the Mills 50 District – Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor, Will’s Pub, BART and St. Matthew’s Tavern – will be working a hard day’s night this Saturday as they host the second annual Music on Mills festival. But they don’t just work a hard day’s night. These local venues are bringing back Music on Mills to continue the funding they started with last year’s festival, which goes toward public art and neighborhood safety projects. If there’s one thing we can say about the collection of bands this year, it’s that they’ve got soul. Groove to the beat with local funksters Leisure Chief or break it down on the dance floor with the legendary Tony Cook – the man behind the drum kit when the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, got up off of that thing. When you aren’t cutting rug, take a peek at some of the art in the vendors market or refuel with food truck grub. It’s for the hood, man.
5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 | Mills 50, Mills Avenue between Weber and Montana streets | 407-748-8256 | willspub.org