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2nd Annual Harold Awards: A Tribute to The Ventures honoring Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA
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2nd Annual Harold Awards: A Tribute to The Ventures honoring Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
You are invited for fun, food and live music and it's all free at the world-famous Shrine Auditorium. This free to the public event supports the efforts of the hospitals and burn centers of Shriners Children's around the world.

At 1:30pm, honorary awards will be presented to the winners of the 2023 Los Angeles Show Biz Shriners Film Festival and will receive trophies.

Al Malaikah Shriners theme for the year is Shriners Rock. The Best Feature Harold Award will be presented for the documentary, The Ventures: Stars on Guitars, directed by Staci Layne Wilson, daughter of  Ventures founder, Don Wilson. The Ventures thrilled music lovers with songs Wipe Out, Walk Don't Run, and Hawaii 5-0 and many others. Started in 1959, the band went from humble beginnings to worldwide acclaim, with album sales making them the #1 Best-selling Instrumental Rock and Roll Group of all time. Live performances by L.A.s own Johnny Shakes and The California Quakes and Venturesmania will showcase songs by The Ventures, with special guests.

The Al Malaikah American Shriners Fellowship Award, honoring our Veterans and those serving in the Military, will be awarded to Jeff Skunk Baxter. He is a musician and living legend, known for his guitar work in the rock bands Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Spirit and others. Recently, he has worked as a defense consultant and advised U.S. members of Congress on missile defense. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Doobie Brothers in 2020.

The Henry Fencepost Award will be awarded to the late comedian Judy Tenuta, for her efforts for the Shrine temple, with a stirring tribute by singer Kat Kramer. The show is hosted this year by comedian Joe Dungan, with special guests to be announced. Promotional partners: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Writers & Rockers Coffee.

Join us for a fun afternoon at the Shrine!


Shrine Auditorium (View)
665 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
United States


Film > Festivals
Music > Rock
Other > Charity

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Free parking on site.

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