Bring your blanket and picnic basket for this free family event. Attendees are also invited to bring their vintage car or motorcycle for a chance to win a “Fan Favorite” trophy. Continue reading
Concert Review: Brian Fallon and Jonny Two Bags at the Observatory on Feb. 17, 2016
Atmosphere is important. And not just for breathing or being alive. In fact, I would go so far as to say that atmosphere has the power to make or break a concert-going experience. And as of February 17th, I get the feeling that Brian Fallon of the popular punk/folk/indie/heartland rock band, The Gaslight Anthem, would kindly nod in agreement with me on that. And that is, of course, because the whole experience played like an exercise in aesthetic adequacy.
I bring this up in view of the fact that I don’t find his music, nor that of the opener, Jonny Two Bags, particularly interesting or appealing. And yet there was undeniably some kind of intrigue acting upon me as I stood, sat, and lounged at the Observatory this past Wednesday night. I’ve since concluded that this intrigue of which I speak has to do with the fact that while the music of these bands neither reinvents the wheel, nor uses the old one especially well, the attention to sound mixing, lighting, song structure, and stage presence still made me feel excited to be alive. Which is all I ask from a concert, really. Continue reading
Get ready to rock with James Intveld at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s free Concert in the Park on Sunday, August 16. Grab a blanket, snacks and your favorite fellow music lovers, and join us as we celebrate the end of summer with live music.
Influenced by such diverse artists such as Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizzell and Elvis, Intveld’s vocals will lure you to your feet. The event will begin at 4 p.m., kicked off by a classic car show at 3 p.m. Continue reading
Rock out with James Intveld at Fairhaven Memorial Park’s Free Concert in the Park! On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 4 pm, grab a blanket, beach chair, snacks and friends and family to celebrate summer with live music. Influenced by such diverse artists such as Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizzell and Elvis, James Intveld’s style of music will lure you to your feet to dance. The event area will open at 3 p.m. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Continue reading
Full Concert Schedule for the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2014 OC Fair Announced
Featuring 23 nights of performances by The Go-Go’s, Bad Religion, Little Big Town,
Deep Purple, Rebelution and more
Costa Mesa, Calif. (June 2014) – The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2014 OC Fair will feature 23 nights of concerts performed by world renowned artists and musicians. Ranging from the unique genres of reggae, pop, classic rock and country, it is a one-of-a-kind concert series that will get you into the summer groove. The series opens with The Offspring / Adolescents on July 11 and will continue through August 10. Pacific Amphitheatre concert tickets are affordable with prices starting at $15 and, as always, include free OC Fair admission.
Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2014 OC Fair: Continue reading
UPDATE: Click here for info about the 2014 New Year’s Eve events in and around Santa Ana.
Original Mike’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash that will feature “Balance” in the Main Room, along with DJ Rico. DJ C-Los will be in Studio 51. They will have a Guest DJ. Champagne Toasts at Midnight.
In case you are wondering, here is the list of musical entertainers set to perform at the Fiestas Patrias in Downtown Santa Ana this weekend, on Sep. 15 and 16. Go on the MX Live Facebook page to find out about any changes in the musical lineup: http://www.facebook.com/mxliveentertainment.
11:50 –Estudiantina del Sol
12:50 — Pilares de Mexico
1:50 — Los Kinkys Continue reading
This weekend’s Fiestas Patrias, in Santa Ana, is going to feature more music than ever before, including:
The City of Santa Ana and MX LIVE Entertainment are proud to present our inaugural “¡Viva El Mariachi!” festival on *Saturday, September 17th. This event promises to bring some of the finest Mariachis and most exciting Ballet Folklorico dancers in the world. Santa Ana’s Fiestas Patrias is already the most successful Mexican Independence Day celebration in Southern California, so the addition of “¡Viva El Mariachi!” is sure to add to the festivals prestige!
Here are the musical lineups for Saturday, Sep. 17, and Sunday, Sep. 18: Continue reading
99 years old…3 years in the making…a legend is reborn!
Orange County’s most historic venue the Yost theater is finally ready to re-open, on August 5, at 9 pm, at 307 N. Spurgeon St., at the East End in Downtown Santa Ana. Along with Camden gourmet restaurant, full bar, and the best entertainment! Click here to RSVP on Facebook. Continue reading
Downtown Inc. in Santa Ana is proud to present Fiestas Calle Cuatro, the 4th Street Summer Entertainment series that will continue this Sunday, August 15, from 2 pm to 5 pm, with a Tardeada Ranchera, featuring Latin music all along Historic 4th Street in Downtown Santa Ana.
All events are free to the public and fun for the whole family.
The remaining 2010 Fiestas Calle Cuatro Schedule:
August 15, 2010 – Tardeada Ranchera
August 22, 2010 – Fiesta Tropical
For more information about Fiestas Calle Cuatro or any of the other events going on in Downtown Santa Ana, please visit www.downtown-santaana.com or contact Jose Manuel Garcia at 714-277-7183, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2010
CONTACT: JENN STARNES, 949-724-6574
Great Park Launches “Flights & Sounds Summer Festival”
Eight-week line-up of free Friday night dances and Saturday night concerts begin Friday, August 6th
IRVINE – Sizzling summer nights heat up with dance parties and concerts under the glow of the Orange County Great Park Balloon when Flights & Sounds Summer Festival returns to the Orange County Great Park. Flights & Sounds Summer Festival is an exciting and diverse eight-week line-up of music and dance parties on Friday and Saturday nights beginning August 6th and continuing through September 25th. The festival also includes live stand-up comedy and art exhibitions.
On Friday, August 6th, swing into the Great Park with Swingtown, the 11-piece band filled with brilliant horns, trumpets, trombones, saxophones and vocals galore as they launch Friday Night Dance Parties. The big band dance sounds of Swingtown will perform in front of historic World War II Hangar 244 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Don’t know how to boogie-woogie? Dance instructors will get you up and on your feet starting at 7:30 p.m.
Then on Saturday, August 7th, come back and enjoy the dynamic expression and intensity of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, the first all-woman professional mariachi ensemble in the United States as they kick off this season of Great Park Saturday Night Concerts. The Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles will instill an exceptional taste of mariachi with passion at 8:00 p.m. The evening kicks off at 7:00 p.m., with local comedians Patrick Keane, Eddie Barojas and Tim Chizmar.
“We are proud to present Flights & Sounds Summer Festival exceptional music and dance concerts including proven favorites and new discoveries,” said Larry Agran, Chair of the Orange County Great Park Corporation. “More than 25,000 people enjoyed last year’s concert and dance series and we look forward to welcoming even more people this year.”
Upcoming 2010 summer performers include a wide variety of first-rate artists, featuring a return engagement from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, one of last year’s most popular performers. Other upcoming performers include the five-time Grammy Award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, local surfing champion and artist Donavon Frankenreiter, ScrapArtsMusic, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Mardi Gras Indians.
Flights & Sounds Summer Festival is presented by the Orange County Great Park Corporation in partnership with Irvine Barclay Theatre. Concertgoers can watch the show from chairs provided in a temporary concert pavilion or bring their own chairs to listen to the music from the Great Park Lawn.
Before each performance, Hangar 244 is transformed into the Hangar Café, a lounge-like dining area serving up everything from snacks to full dinners, along with refreshments. The menu features themed items inspired by the global mix of musicians, and visitors can choose to also pre-order their picnics by visiting www.ocgp.org
The Orange County Great Park is located off the 405 or 5 Freeways at Sand Canyon and Marine Way in Irvine. Admission to Flights & Sounds Summer Festival dance and concert series is free, and parking is just $10.
The Orange County Great Park and its 1,347-acre master plan is the focal point of the redevelopment of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. The Great Park is currently built out to 27.5 acres and includes an iconic tethered helium balloon that rises 400 feet in the air, providing an aerial view of Park development. A $65.5 million development plan to expand the Park to 200 acres is currently underway. The plan will build out a core section of the Park for the most immediate and wide-ranging public benefit, including a sports park, agricultural area and an art and culture exhibition space.
For the entire festival line-up and more information, go to www.ocgp.org.
For the past 18 months, I have been transforming the Yost Theater into a world-class performance venue. It will be fully complete, along with a restaurant, in 2010.
We are finally at a stage to host international touring acts. This Saturday Nov. 7 we are proud to present Mum, an experimental Icelandic pop group whose music is characterized by soft vocals, eccentric beats and colorful effects, and a variety of traditional and unconventional instruments. Hildur Gudnadottir of Mum opens the evening with a solo performance followed by Icelandic group Sin Fang Bous.