The Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele

September 17, 2021

Widely recognized as “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele,” Jake Shimabukuro will be performing on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. His one-man army advances the ukulele cause, turning the four-string axe into a flexible musical vehicle capable of generating everything from crunching, effects-laden rock to sensuously swinging jazz. For COVID guidelines, visit here.For tickets, visit Campus Drive in Irvine.

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Pacific Airshow Amps Up the Thrills with New Afterburner Music Festival

September 01, 2021

As if the thrill of aviation firsts, supersonic jets, and world-class aerobatics aren’t enough, Pacific Airshow is taking the annual beachfront event even higher with the addition of the two-night Afterburner Music Festival, the first live music event to take place on Huntington City Beach since 2013. The official After Party of Pacific Airshow, the festival will take place October 1 and 2 with an array of musical acts including Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Sam Hunt and X Ambassadors.   Rock & Roll Hall of Fame vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Sammy Hagar and his band “Sammy Hagar & The Circle” will headline…

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Sunset Jazz at Bistango Continues

August 30, 2021

Sunset Jazz at Bistango continues on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. featuring  Byron Stripling, The Bobby Floyd Trio, Bruce Forman, and Jeff Hamilton. A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron Stripling is the Artistic Director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, leader of his own quartet, and constantly in demand to play with pop orchestras around the world. Joining Byron will be jazz organist Bobby Floyd, who is a featured player with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, having shared the stage with…

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Sunset Jazz at Bistango with John Pizzarelli Trio

August 18, 2021

Making his seventh return to Bistango’s stage on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at. 6 p.m., John Pizzarelli has enjoyed a career that spans more than three decades as a critically claimed jazz guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” John’s syndicated radio show, “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli,” co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey, airs in more than 100 markets and can be heard locally on KKJZ at 6 a.m. on Sunday mornings. He has…

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Musco Center Returns to Live Performance with Pacific Symphony

August 13, 2021

Swap the evening jacket for a picnic blanket and join Musco Center for the Arts out on the Aitken Arts Plaza lawn for a celebration of music, summer, and the long-awaited return to live performance on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.This outdoor concert experience on the Bette and Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza with Pacific Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2021-2022 Musco Center Presents Season, which will be announced later this summer, with the perfect end of summer event for the whole family. Every year, Pacific Symphony, which has local roots and international acclaim, brings a casual concert experience to various…

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