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Sand City’s 13th Annual West End Celebration’s Main Stage
Saturday, August 23, 2014 —FREE ADMISSION
Sand City’s 13th Annual West End Celebration will take place Saturday, and Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014. This City wide celebration of the Arts of every genre will once again put forth a free musical extravaganza unmatched in Monterey County. The two day celebration kicks off with two guitar legends on the main stage Saturday, August 23. Admission is free.
Sonny Landreth Performs
Saturday, August 23, 4:30pm Main Stage
— FREE ADMISSION—
“There are guitar slingers, guitar masters, guitar heroes and guitar stranglers, and then there are the rare guitar icons, players who possess a distinctive style that makes them immediately recognizable after just a few notes. Sonny Landreth is surely among that hallowed group.” says City Beat.
Landreth, best known as “the King of Slydeco,” plays blues and rock with a strong zydeco influence.
Considered a musical genius by his peers, Landreth remains a force to be reckoned with. His 11th album, titled “Elemental Journey,” is something very different from the Louisiana slide wizard. The CD is Landreth’s first all-instrumental effort and his most adventurous work to date.
Guitarist, Eric Clapton’s famous claim: “Sonny Landreth is probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also is probably one of the most advanced.” West End Organizers know this legend will be warmly welcomed to Monterey County on Saturday, August 23, at 4:30pm, from the West End Celebration’s Main Stage. www.sonnylandreth.com
Chris Cain Also Takes The Main Stage
Saturday, August 23, 3:30pm
Chris Cain will be back by popular demand for a free afternoon show. This American blues artist has an international following and West End Celebration fans are among his most loyal. A master of blues guitar, keyboards and blues vocals, Chris Cain has established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. The San Jose Mercury News music reviewer John Orr writes, “more than anyone else, anywhere, Chris Cain represents the future of the blues.” www.chriscainmusic.com
CaliRoots Favorite, THRIVE
On The Main Stage Saturday, August 23, at 1:15pm
This Santa Cruz based Pop/Rock/ Hybrid-Reggae band, Thrive, has hit its stride. With its album “Gratitude Attitude” reaching number four on the iTunes Reggae Charts just a few years ago, they are now drawing large crowds as they tour across the country.
Band members, Aaron Borowitz (vocals and guitar), Kenny Rogers (lead vocals/drums), Scott Schipper (vocals) Andrew Forgy (bassist) , and Matt Masih (keyboards and vocals) believe their chemistry is just the kind to take them places. www.thrivetheband.com
Sand City’s 13th Annual West End Celebration’s Main Stage
Sunday, August 24, 2014—FREE ADMISSION
Moonalice Performs Sunday at 4pm—Main Stage
Headlining Sunday’s main stage is Moonalice, a band made up of some of the country’s most accomplished musicians: Drummer, John Molo aka “White Smoke Moonalice”, who previously played with Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, and David Nelson Band; Barry Sless aka “Jesus H. Moonalice” on lead guitar and vocals, previously with Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, and Cowboy Jazz; Roger McNamee aka “Chubby Wombat Moonalice” on bass, guitar, and vocals has musical affiliations with Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, and Flying Other Brothers; Pete Sears aka “Sir Sinjin Moonalice,” on bass, keyboards, accordion, and vocals did serious time with Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, and Phil Lesh & Friends. Moonalice is the first band without a label to achieve one million downloads of a song from its own servers, direct-from-artist. The band’s “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded over two million times. www.moonalice.com
Tommy Faia & The Juice Perform Sunday, 2pm
Tommy Faia’s musical success began in Nashville and Los Angeles. As a solo artist and songwriter with A&M Records, Tom wrote songs recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Mandrell and rock legend Dobie Gray. Today, Tom is back home on the Monterey Peninsula and will be releasing his highly anticipated fourth album this summer. Tom plays shows throughout California with his band, The Juice, which includes Dave Evert on guitar, Scott Rudoni on bass, and Bill Kucher on drums.]
Indie-Folk-Americana singer/song writer,
Lia Rose Performs Sunday at 1pm
Rose is a brainy beauty with degrees in science and mathematics. She wrote her first song at the age of 15 and has since been experimenting with her music. Formerly with the popular bay area group, Minipop, Rose plays guitar, as well as bass and piano. Now, she’s come out on her own and will perform in Monterey County for the very first time. Her endearing voice is one to be remembered. Come out to Sand City’s 13th Annual West End Celebration even if it’s just so you can say you saw her before she filled stadiums! Lia is making headlines throughout the Bay Area music scene and we know you are going to Love her sound...www.liarose.com/listen.php
Ashwin Batish Sitar Power band will Perform on Main Stage
Saturday, August 23, 12:00 Noon
Ashwin Batish is an extraordinary sitarist and tabla player. He received training in the North Indian classical tradition and later created his own unique fusion of Indian classical sitar with pop, rock, jazz, calypso, funk... an example of a few hybrids he excels at. He is famous for such songs as the Bombay Boogie, Raga Rock, Raga Jazz, Casbah Shuffle and Sitar Mania. His pioneering efforts in worldbeat music have earned him critical reviews and great respect in the music community.
While we list performances on just two stages here, additional music venues will be scattered throughout the city during the two-day celebration.
This unique celebration of commerce, community, and culture will transform the streets of Sand City into a showcase of talents from throughout Monterey County. In addition to the musical performances, thousands of residents and visitors can experience cutting-edge art, from over one-hundred painters, sculptors, and multimedia artists. There will be preforming arts, fashion, and demonstrations, gourmet foods and wine from local wineries. The 13th Annual West End Celebration offers many reasons to celebrate! And it’s FREE, Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014.