Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini were part of the first inter-racial/inter-gender horn section in rock. As members of Sly and the Family Stone, they played to rock audiences around the world and helped form what we call funk today. Besides appearing at Woodstock, they have been given R&B Pioneer Awards and are enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Family Stone is their current band, still kicking out the funk with classics like “Everyday People,” ” “Dance To The Music” and “Family Affair”. Dance to the music in the sand as The Family Stone launch your Forth of July weekend with two shows at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Friday, July 1st. Showtimes are 6:30 and 8:30 pm. And because this is America, both shows are FREE.