Every Friday in the heart of Midtown, a parking lot is transformed into a venue filled with local artists, food vendors and new performers every week. The block parties began May 21 and are scheduled throughout the summer, and as each week passes by the crowds continue to grow. Andy Pancakes comes in two forms: A solo artist or a band. The band has its roots in Santa Cruz with Tammi Brown as its lead vocalist. Brown is known for her role in the Lost American Jazz Book as a new and fresh voice and is currently a vocalist in the two-time Grammy Award nominated Vocal Ensemble, The Cultural Heritage Choir.