Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Music in the Park Continues on Thursday!

Up this week for Music in the Park is a Beatles tribute band from Santa Cruz / Monterey called the White Album Ensemble. The show is completely free and well worth a trip to Plaza de Cesar Chavez. See below for more information on this week's band and the full 2011 lineup!


June 23: White Album Ensemble (Beatles Tribute)
  • They will perform "Beatles and Beyond" a hodgepodge of Beatles classics through the ages, with some solo favorites too. Hits such as Imagine, Maybe I'm Amazed, My Sweet Lord and Dark Horse.
  • Band will perform two hour-long sets
  • Seventh Music in the Park appearance in eight years, taking a year off in 2010.
  • At Music in the Park, WAE covered The Beatles' "White Album" in 2004, "Sgt. Peppers' Lonely Heart Club Band" in 2005, “Rubber Soul and “Revolver” in 2006, “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be” in 2007, “The White Album” again in 2008 and “Across the Universe” in 2009.
  • The band consists of top Santa Cruz and Monterey-based musicians and vocalists for bands such as the Doobie Brothers, Quicksilver, Snail and The Little River Band, including: Dale Ockerman keyboards; Ken Kraft, guitarist and vocals; Richard Bryant, vocals; Tiran Porter, bass; Timb Harris (violin and trumpet).  Omar Spence, son of Moby Grace's Skip Spence, will perform some of the vocal work.
  • Not branded as a look-alike or tribute band … more like a symphony or orchestra playing timeless pieces.
Opener: Forever Young
  • Pay tribute to the music of Neil Young
    Sponsored by 94.5 KBAY

    2011 Lineup
    June 9: The Original Stone City Band (Funk / R&B - Rick James' original band).   With So Timeless.  Sponsored by KBLX 102.9FM.
    June 16: Freddie McGregor (Reggae).  With Tchiya Amet.  Sponsored byAlice @ 97.3
    June 23:  White Album Ensemble (Beatles tribute).  Two full sets.  WithForever Young.  Sponsored by 94.5 KBAY.
    June 30:  Natural Vibrations (Hawaiian Reggae / Rock / Soul).  Opening: The Bangerz.  Sponsored by LIVE 105.
    July 7:  Led Zepagain (Led Zepplin Tribute).  Supported by ZeBop!.  Sponsored by Classic Rock KFOX 98.5 / 102.1.
    July 14:  Neon Trees With 5606. Sponsored by Mix 106.5 and S*ALT.
    July 21: English Beat (Ska/New Wave). Sponsored by S*ALT and Alice @ 97.3
    July 28:  Cracker (Alternative Rock / Americana.  With KFOG "Local Scene 8" artist.  Sponsored by KFOG 97.7 SJ / 104.5 SF and S*ALT
    August 4:  Dredg (Alternative Rock).  With The Holdup and Trophy FireSponsored by LIVE 105
    August 11:  Marcia Griffiths (Reggae).  With Reggae Angels.  Sponsored by 997 NOW
    August 18: Sergent Garcia (World / Latin / Reggae).  With Los Hot BoxersSponsored by 93.3 LaRaza. 
    August 25: Pete Escovedo Orchestra (Latin/Jazz).  With The Mystique Band Sponsored by 98.1 KISS FM   

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