Point Arena Music Fest
Arena Theater proudly presents the Point Arena Music Fest, four nights of something completely different, Friday August 22 through Monday August 25 -- Blues, Zydeco, 60s, & Folk-Rock. The series opens with Shana Morrison, a presentation of the 2008 Blues Series, on Friday August 22; Lisa Haley and the Zydecats on Saturday August 23; The Crockett Brothers: Back to the 60s on Sunday August 24; and The Waifs with Krystle Warren, on Monday August 25.
For the music lover with eclectic taste the festival ticket of four shows for $90.00 offers an exciting variety of high energy acts at a reduction from the price of individual shows. Tickets are available for the individual shows at $25.00 each.
Aug 22: The weekend opens with singer-songwriter Shana Morrison, the third performer in the 2008 Blues Series at 8:00 PM Friday August 22. Her blues musical style comes with a side of rock, and ingredients from country, R&B, and jazz, influenced by singing with her father Van Morrison in his Rhythm and Soul Review.
Aug 23: Grammy nominee Lisa Haley and the Zydecats brings progressive Louisiana music at its finest to the Arena Theater at 8:00 PM Saturday, August 23. Lisa has a traditional zydeco/cajun style and her bluesy vocals have been compared to Janis Joplin.
Aug 24: Local favorites, The Crockett Brothers, appear on Sunday August 24 at 7:30 PM. This reunion of the trio will take you Back to the 60s -- when they reached the heights of opening for the Beach Boys -- with their harmonies, singing their own "hits," and more memorable songs of the 60s and beyond.
Aug 25: The internationally acclaimed Australian band The Waifs bring their folk-rock sound on Monday August 25 at 8:00 PM. The Waifs honest songwriting, rollicking bluesiness, and the soaring vocals of Vikki Thorn (harmonica, guitar, vocals), Donna Simpson (guitar, vocals), and Josh Cunningham (guitar, vocals) have made them a hit with folk and roots audiences worldwide.
Lots of other Point Arena community events will accompany the Point Arena Music Fest for the enjoyment of locals and visitors.
The "Beat the Heat" Motorcycle Poker Run benefits the vocational scholarship fund of Redwood Coast Riders. The ride starts and finishes at the Point Arena Pier on Saturday August 23. Registration starts at 9:30AM; $35.00 for the ride and the afternoon barbeque; $25.00 for the barbeque only. The Run begins at 11:00 AM sharp. Everyone is welcome at the barbeque after the run at 2:30 PM at the pier. For more info call 707 882-2874.
Also on Saturday, August 23 is the Harvest Festival & Live Art Auction, 11 AM-3 PM at St Paul's Community Methodist Church. Lunch is at 11:00 AM; live art auction at 1:00 PM. The auction features art from many area artists. The event benefits the church's community concerts and social programs. For more information: 707 785-9294.
On Sunday August 24, Arena Theater's Picnic in the Park will benefit the theater's "Retire the Mortgage" campaign. Music with DJ Sister Yasmin starts at noon; food, crafts, fun for kids, and more activities and music to be announced from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event is co-sponsored by the Point Arena Merchants Association and the City of Point Arena.
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