Laguna Live! announces LB Music Festival Festival Prelude featuring Anne Akiko Meyers in February

Tuesdays through May, 11:30 a.m.

Live! Music Matters, free children’s program returns

Laguna Beach Live! is delighted to announce another series of their free, children’s program “Live! Music Matters.” An interactive music class for ages up to 6 years old, with caregiver involvement. Local musician Zach Churchill leads the sessions while attendees sing, dance, and play child friendly percussion instruments.

​The Tuesday morning sessions are held at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.

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Zach Churchill at Laguna Beach Library – every Tuesday

Jazz Wednesdays returns:

Jazz Wednesdays feature world-class musicians in the cabaret setting of [seven-degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Held every two weeks, the six-part series kicks off on February 28 and closes on May 8.

Grammy Award-winning John Jorgenson and his quintet join Laguna Live! for their annual benefit concert that will support their weekly free program, Live! Music Matters, at Laguna Beach Library for kids age 6 and under.

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John Jorgenson Quintet – January 25

Help Laguna Live! to keep making a difference by purchasing tickets to the benefit concert.

John Jorgenson Quintet

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.

[seven degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road.

Tickets: $45 in advance; $50 at the door.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for bar and social hour. Food available to pre-purchase.

Grammy-award winning Jorgenson, known for his blistering guitar and mandolin licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, has earned a reputation as a world-class musician for his collaborations with Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and many others. With the John Jorgenson Quintet, he creates a unique musical experience that equally enthralls the most discerning and casual music fan.

Experience an outstanding night of music while helping to provide Laguna’s children with all that live music has to offer. Or treat loved ones as a memorable holiday gift.

For tickets, click here.

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Laguna Beach Music Festival Prelude – February 14

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m.

LBMF Prelude, Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers

Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.

For tickets, click here.

Friday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

LBMF Opening Night: Metamorphoses

Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

For tickets, click here.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

LBMF: Doubles

Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Joined by string orchestra, Anne Akiko Meyers shares a program titled “Doubles,” which features the fiery interplay of two violins in works such as “Bach’s Double Violin Concerto,” Philip Glass’ “Echorus for Two Violins and Strings,” Steve Reich’s “Duet for Two Solo Violins and Strings” and more.

For tickets, click here.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m.

LBMF: CARNAVAL!

Performance by Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Anne Akiko Meyers brings the 2024 Laguna Beach Music Festival to a delightful close with “Carnaval!” pairing new arrangements of two beloved works: Camille Saint-Saens’ whimsical “Carnival of the Animals” and Arturo Marque’s evocative and dance inspired “Danzon No. 2.”

For tickets, click here.

A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

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Soul of Jazz, Bijon Watson

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience, or to gift the experience, of some truly outstanding music.

Ticket prices for individual concerts remain at only $37.50 in advance; $40 at the door; $225 for the full season. Concerts are 6-8 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. for bar and social hour. Drinks and food are available for pre purchase.

Click here for tickets, or call 949.715.3713.

The Line-Up

February 28: Powerhouse Jazz and Blues Vocalist, Maiya Sykes with her sensational Tribute to Musical Legends.

March 13: Matt Johnson and The New Jet Set: “Swingin’ the Disney Songbook” featuring Adryon de Leon.

March 27: Brazilian Guitarist and Vocalist, Téka, Quintet featuring Saxophonist, Robert Kyle.

April 10: Black Market Reverie with their “speak easy” jazz, a mix of jazz, classic French pop and Americana.

April 24: Renowned Soul, Jazz and R&B vocalist, Raffia Thomas brings stunning vocals and soulful vibes along with her quintet.

May 8: Grammy award winner Bijon Watson’s Latin Jazz Syndicate, featuring sizzling Cuban vocalist, Adonis Puentes.

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