Festival of Arts: Calendar of events Aug 25-Sept 1
Weekend Nightly Music Schedule
Dates/Times: Through September 1
Daily at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $15 Festival Admission

Saturday, Aug 25: Private Event (see Celebrity Benefit information above)
Sunday, Aug 26: Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

Monday, Aug 27: Buzz Campbell and Hot Rod Lincoln
Tuesday, Aug 28: Feelin’ Alright – a tribute to Joe Cocker with Jason Feddy and friends (part of the Tribute Tuesday music series)
Wednesday, Aug 29: Slim Man
Thursday, Aug 30: Scott Wilkie (part of the Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate series)
Friday, Aug 31: Tony Guerrero presents Leslie Page (part of the Step into the Spotlight Music series)

Festival of Tyrell

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Steve Tyrell performs at Celebrity Benefit Concert & Pageant on Saturday, Aug 25

Celebrity Benefit Concert & Pageant 

Date: Saturday, Aug 25

Times: 5 p.m. Red Carpet, 6 p.m. Concert

Cost: Tickets start at $50

This private event, presented by Southern California Acura Dealers and KOST 103.5FM, begins at 5 p.m. with star-studded red-carpet arrivals and fine art, followed by an exclusive live concert with Grammy award-winning record producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell.

After the concert, actress Sarah Drew from “Grey’s Anatomy” and star of the film “Moms’ Night Out” will draw the winning ticket for a 2019 Acura TLX and introduce a special performance of the 2018 Pageant of the Masters production of “Under the Sun.”  Proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the Festival of Arts building fund and future arts programing.

Tickets to this star-studded event start at $50 and can be ordered at www.PageantTickets.com or by calling the Box Office at (800) 487-3378.

Adult and Teen Art Class: Drawing

Date: Monday, Aug 27
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $10 Festival admission

Students will learn the foundational principles of drawing. Working from a still life set-up, participants will be guided as a group and individually starting from a basic block-in all the way through to a completed rendered drawing. The students will also be informed as to the best materials and supplies to use when making their own drawings. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. For ages 13 and up. Reservations preferred. 

Festival of Slim Man

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Slim Man performs at nightly music concert on Wednesday, Aug 29

Art & Story Time

Date: Monday, Aug 27
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $10 Festival admission

Art and Story Time is a weekly series for children 5 and under. Every Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., enjoy a different book read aloud plus a hands-on art project. Fun for children and their parents! On Monday, Aug 27, Little Mermaid will be the special guest reading “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen.

Art Talks and Tea
Sponsored by PBS SoCal

Date: Wednesday, Aug 29
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free with $10 Festival admission

Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector, or an art lover, enjoy fascinating and informative discussions with the Festival of Arts exhibitors at FOA’s Art Talks and Tea, sponsored by PBS SoCal. Enjoy tea on the Festival’s green while listening to artists talk about their inspiration, history, and careers in art. On Wednesday, Aug 29, the topic will be “Crafting the Pageant” where Pageant of the Masters Director Diane Challis Davy will discuss the behind-the-scene magic that goes into creating the annual production of “living pictures.”

Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate
Sponsored by Charles Schwab

Performance by Scott Wilkie

Date: Thursday, Aug 30
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p. m.
Cost: $20 in addition to $10 Festival admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $35 per person (includes Festival admission)

Chocolate, wine, and all that jazz sweetens up the Festival of Arts this summer! On Thursday nights, indulge your senses at the Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate series. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to complement and enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates from XAN Confections. The Festival’s casual and classy outdoor setting, together with the soulful sounds of jazz surrounded by fine art, creates an ideal evening for friends, sweethearts, and family.

Jazz keyboardist Scott Wilkie’s latest album, StudioLIVE, was the #1 Hot New Release on Amazon for three straight months last year. The entire project was recorded in a matter of hours, live and unedited, and is now available as a full-length video release as well. Known for his fiery live performances, Wilkie’s contemporary jazz recordings are popular worldwide, and he has toured throughout the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Festival of Side Deal

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Side Deal appears at Concerts on the Green on Saturday, Sept 1

Concerts on the Green
Sponsored by Cambria Estates Vineyard and Winery

Side Deal
Date: Saturday, Sept 1
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with $15 Festival admission. Limited seating available in reserved section for $40 per person (includes Festival admission).

Side Deal is a band of four friends from various performing and touring bands who have come back to their hometown of Newport Beach to rekindle a love of music. Charlie Colin (Founding Member of Train), Stan Frazier (Founding Member of Sugar Ray), and Joel & Scott Owen (Founding Members of PawnShop kings) have known each other for many years but never played music together.

That changed one night in 2016 when Charlie called Stan to come down and jam with him at the Lido Theater in Newport when his band, Painbirds, was performing with Skunk Baxter (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) to a sold-out crowd.  Stan invited Scott & Joel that night which resulted a month later in the two of them collaborating at the follow up show where Side Deal was born. 

In this spirit of collaboration, Side Deal exists not only to reshape and play the hits from the former projects alongside all new originals, but to maintain an ever-revolving door of friends from bands loved around the world to join in on the fun.

Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd

For a full schedule and reservations, call (800) 487-3378 

or visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.