Pacific Airshow Amps Up the Thrills with New Afterburner Music Festival

September 29, 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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The Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele

September 22, 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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Musco Center Presents Micaela Taylor 

September 20, 2021

Musco Center Presents Micaela Taylor and The TL CollectiveDrift & '90Sugar (Premiere)Friday, September 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m.A brilliant dancer-choreographer and her company perform two exciting new worksDancer-choreographer Micaela Taylor and her TL Collective take center stage for their Musco Center debut upon a swelling wave of national acclaim. They perform two visionary original works: Drift, which explores an individual’s relationship to self, and premiere '90Sugar, a whimsical contemporary look at young adult life in our hyper-paced millennial world. Known for her captivating facial expressions and riveting, athletic movements, Taylor has become a standout performer both in her hometown of Los Angeles and…

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Musco Center Opens 2021-22 Season with High-Energy Latin Fusion Outdoor Concert

September 20, 2021

Musco Center PresentsOzomatli with La Misa NegraAitken Arts PlazaSaturday, September 25, 2021 Gates 2 p.m.; La Misa Negra 3 p.m.; Ozomatli 4:30 p.m.“Ozomatli is more than a band. They represent our diverse culture.” - Mikey Jayy; Where Music Meets the SoulAfro-Latin rhythms, reggae, hip hop, rock, and cumbia collide in the musical fusion created by high-energy, socially-conscious bands Ozomatli and La Misa Negra. Ozomatli, a Grammy Award-winning Southern California favorite, and openers La Misa Negra from Oakland, perform groovy, beat-based dance music with the ease of reggae and the boldness of punk rock, a joyful concoction that makes everyone feel at…

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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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