Joe Bonamassa is a music legend. He started playing guitar at the age of four and, by the time he was twelve, had created his own band called Smokin’ Joe Bonamassa. The band played on weekends in New York and Pennsylvania, then Bonamassa attended school during the week.
The City of Santa Barbara's traditional Fourth of July celebration will take place along West Beach from 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4th.
In an interview with Esquire magazine in 2011, Garfunkel described his first meeting with Simon this way: “I met Paul in our school play, Alice in Wonderland. He was this funny guy who cracked me up all the time. We moved to junior high school together, started smoking cigarettes. We loved "Earth Angel" and we emulated the Everly Brothers.
Some risks are worth taking. That is what Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi discovered when they left their individual bands in 2010 to join forces, creating the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Their first studio debut album, Revelator, released a year later, won both a Best Blues Album Grammy and a Blues Music Award for the Album of the Year.
Don’t miss the KJEE’s 11th Annual Summer Round-Up at the Santa Barbara Bowl. This year’s performance features: Of Monsters and Men, Walk the Moon, Family of the Year, and Santa Barbara’s very own…The Blues and Greys. Four awesome groups that will play to a SOLD OUT audience on May 17th.
On Saturday, May 9th, Santa Barbara Harbor's annual Nautical Swap Meet will attract hundreds of treasure-seekers to the Main Harbor Parking Lot from 8 a.m. to noon. Dozens of vendors will display and sell boat rigging and gear, surfboards, fishing poles, inflatable boats, motors, winches, anchors, chain and other marine/nautical items. Spend the morning looking for great deals on marine gear while enjoying free coffee and refreshments compliments of the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants Association.
The first Santa Barbara Earth Day celebration was held in 1970 in response to a massive oil spill from an oil platform off Santa Barbara’s coast the year before. Today, Santa Barbara’s two-day festival has become the largest Earth Day celebration in California.
Don’t miss the chance for (what the California Department of Fish and Wildlife calls) an “I don’t believe it!!!” experience, when the California Grunion spawn on the beaches of Santa Barbara for four consecutive nights this month.
The first Santa Barbara International Orchid Show was held at the Montecito Grange Hall in 1945. For 70 years it has continued to be an annual event that attracts orchid enthusiasts from around the world.
What can you expect from a David Lindley concert? The answer: “A little bit of everything.”
Lindley has been described as “one of the great hidden treasures of the American music scene. He is best-known for the integral part he played in establishing Jackson Browne’s career.”1 This year, the album, Love is Strange, by Jackson Brown and David Lindley has been nominated for the 10th Annual Independent Music Award.