LBCAC adds new events to 2024

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The Bells – February 3

Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

LBCAC Presents: The Bells (FKA: The Black Tongued Bells) Take a journey back in time to the swamps of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Marylou Stuart along with several other BTB original members will be on hand to transport the audience onto a swampy New Orleans porch as they sing their original tall tales of the American swamp.

Note: The Bells are influenced by artists like Son House, Howlin Wolf, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and the Rolling Stones.

For tickets, click here.

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Jeremy Siskind and Chelsea Williams – February 6

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

Beth’s Tuesdays with Jazz Pianist, Jeremy Siskind & Singer/Songwriter, Chelsea Williams

Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, 235 Forest Ave.

Beth and Steve are honored to have pianist Jeremy Siskind performing at Beth’s Tuesdays. They have known him since he was a young boy and they knew even then that he was destined for greatness. Siskind’s mastery of the piano allows him to create music that is beautiful, exciting and new. He has been a top finisher in national and international jazz piano competitions, a two-time laureate of the American Pianists Association and the winner of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition.

Siskind is “A shining example of chamber jazz” (Downbeat). He also received Chamber Music America’s $30,000 New Jazz Works grant. Siskind’s arrangements for frequent collaborators soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Lara Downes have been praised by NPR and the New York Times, who named his re-writing of “One by One” for Bullock as one of the “Best Classical Music Tracks of 2022.” Don’t miss this performance.

Cost: $20, $25 at door. For tickets, click here.

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A Celebration of San Juan Capistrano’s Arts & Culture – February 24

Saturday, Feb. 24, 1-5 p.m.

A Celebration of San Juan Capistrano’s Arts & Culture

31372 Guadalupe St., San Juan Capistrano

Lovers of culture, the arts and the history of San Juan Capistrano,

join your friends from the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center (LBCAC) in a music-rich celebration of San Juan Capistrano’s Arts and Culture. This exclusive event is being held in an adobe home built in 1929 by Dr. Paul Esslinger, a well-known doctor in both San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach.

Welcome Reception with Artivist | Ricardo Duffy

Guests will be welcomed by its current owners with a home and property tour by Carmen Escamilla and by Chicano/Indigenous artist Ricardo Duffy.

Opera Reimagined Host & Tenor | Rick Weber

Classically trained vocalist and host of “LBCAC Presents: Opera Re-Imagined,” Rick Weber is inspired by the world’s most beloved tenors, like Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Mario Lanza.

Storyteller/Historian/Naturalist | Barefoot Joel

“Barefoot Joel” is the director of Naturalist for You, a 17-year-old environmental educational nonprofit, based in Orange County. Guests will be amazed by his retelling of San Juan Capistrano’s living history, based on his personal experiences restoring habitats, conducting biological surveys and guiding nature walks in the local wilderness.

Musician | Ryan Heflin

Heflin recently released a music video for his popular “California Dreamer” – a thoughtful, romantic song about the California of yesterday.

Supergroup | Tremoloco

Tremoloco is a SoCal-based band that draws from the sounds of Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk and blues in a blend of original and traditional songs, best described as Gulf Coast Folklorico.

Due to the intimate setting, space is limited, so please buy tickets now.

Cost: $20. For tickets, click here.

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Guy King – February 28

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Guy King Trio

The Sky and Ocean Aren’t the Only Way to See Inspiring Blues in Laguna in 2024.

The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center has stepped up to preserve one of America’s most powerful and influential art forms, by providing a memorable OC haven for national touring blues legends.

The LBCAC offers its intimate listening room, stellar acoustics, state-of-the-art sound system and a host town recognized as one of the nation’s leading arts-centric resort destinations.

Guy King got his start in Chicago, with blues singer Willie Kent’s band “The Gents.” They played together for six years, and ultimately, King became Kent’s bandleader. Not long after Kent died, King began his solo career. King is known for his eclectic style and unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his thumb.

LBCAC is located at 235 Forest Avenue.

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