Friday, May 23, 2014

Weekend Preview: KSBR Birthday Bash, Southern California Americana Festival

With the long holiday weekend upon us, the good news for music fans here in Orange County are several music festivals coming on Sunday. Read on…

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival set for Sunday, May 25, 2014

Melissa Manchester
Mission Viejo, CA - Saddleback College Radio Station KSBR (88.5 FM) is proud to announce that Grammy Award-winning vocalist Melissa Manchester will be making her debut appearance at this year's KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival. Among the more than 30 other musicians who will join her are Najee, Paul Brown, Slim Man, Greg Adams, Bill Cantos, Max Bennett and Tony Guerrero. The Birthday Bash will take place on the Village Green of Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo on Sunday, May 25.

In addition to great music, the event also includes The Taste of the Bash, which features more than 15 local restaurants showing off their finest creations. The Taste is an added value so those purchasing tickets to the concert can enjoy the Taste of the Bash for no additional charge.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m.; Taste of the Bash from 3:30 - 5 p.m.; Military Appreciation Festivities at 4:30 p.m.; music at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call the Saddleback College Fine Arts Ticket Office at (949) 582-4656.

First-ever Southern California Americana Festival coming to Surf City, Huntington Beach on May 25

What better way to spend Sunday, May 25 than to hit the beach in the morning and early afternoon, and then head over to the Marlin Bar to catch a great line-up of roots artists scheduled to perform at the First Annual Southern California Americana Festival. The event is a benefit for Sweet Relief ("Healing Musicians In Need").

Here is the great schedule of artists set to perform, including a trio of my favorite Americana artists (Michael Ubaldini, The Fallen Stars, Walter Clevenger & the Dairy Kings):

Michael Ubaldini - 2-2:40
Micah Justice - 3-3:40
Lauren Chanel Cobb & Ryan Ratfield 4-4:40
Tall as Men 5-5:40
Travis King 6-6:40
Riddle & The Stars 7-7:40
Phil Cody 8-8:40
Courtney Chambers 9-9:40
The Dairy Kings 10-10:40

Here is the cool poster!

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