Just what the Doctor Ordered: Rock Band Dr. Dog Delights Cup Fans



A free concert featuring East Coast indie rockers Dr. Dog celebrated the America’s Cup World Series San Francisco Saturday on the Marina Green.

Dr. Dog played to more than 5,000 music and sailing fans after Saturday’s racing.

The fun factor was high Saturday afternoon after a day of brilliant racing on San Francisco Bay. The day’s top three skippers came to the stage to share their racing highlights.

The day’s fleet racing overall winner Jimmy Spithill stopped to chat with band member Scott McMicken backstage before Dr. Dog took to the stage. “It was cool to have them here,” Spithill said. “For the families and kids it’s a fun atmosphere to see everyone having a good time and dancing.”

The band rocked a 90-minute set creating a festival atmosphere on Marina Green. They played from the main stage in the AC Village as they enjoyed a stunning view of San Francisco Bay where the AC45s lined the shore after the day of racing.

“I didn’t really know anything about the sport until today, but I am into it – it’s pretty impressive,” said the band’s bass player Toby Leaman.

The Dr. Dog concert kicked off a music program which will be an anchor of the shoreside festivities during the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup racing in 2013 in San Francisco.

The all-ages, free concert was produced with the support of Live Nation.