LBCAC features the Salty Suites on June 8

Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m.

Beth’s Tuesdays

Gabriela Friedman and Mark Turnbull

Concerts are in person and held at the Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center – 235 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach on a Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Gabriele Friedman is a singer songwriter from Laguna Beach who now resides in Volcano, Hawaii. She has drawn inspiration from many legendary folk, blues and jazz greats, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but more recently her mentor Beth Wood. Writing and performing came to her later in life and she credits Wood with helping her carve a path toward greater expression of one’s truth in singing and songwriting.

Grammy-nominated songwriter Mark Turnbull started his performing career at the age of 5 on the Jimmy Durante Show and hasn’t looked back. His first album (1968) for Reprise Records –Portrait of the Young Artist – was a Billboard pick, and Turnbull was listed in F.M. & Fine Arts magazine (along with Randy Newman, Laura Nyro and Bob Dylan) as one of the finest songwriters of the era.

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Salty Suites – June 8

Saturday, June 8, 8-10 p.m.

Salty Suites

Nobody knew it at the time, but The Salty Suites began in early June 2009 when Chelsea Williams, Chuck Hailes and Scott Gates played together for the first time on a magical night at Castoro Cellars in San Luis Obispo, Calif. John McEuen was headlining that night and Williams was the opening act. Hailes and Gates were there to support McEuen’s son, Nathan. Williams, Hailes and Gates met before the show and decided to rehearse and perform a cover of Hank William’s “Lovesick Blues.” The rest is sordid history.

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Earl Thomas and Sister Leola – June 21

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

Friday, June 21, 8 p.m.

Juneteenth Weekend Celebration Concert

The 2x Grammy-nominated Blues Ambassador Earl Thomas featuring Sister Leola

The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center (LBCAC) 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 their 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.

Hailing from the realm of blues stardom, the illustrious 2x Grammy-nominated Ambassador, Earl Thomas, has graced the music industry for more than three decades with his unparalleled voice and style. With a staggering 21 recordings under his belt, he stands as a beacon of influence and productivity in the blues genre, captivating audiences worldwide. Not only has he garnered acclaim from legends like Etta James, Solomon Burke and Sir Tom Jones through his songwriting prowess, but he has now embarked on a new musical journey back to his gospel roots.

In what he dubs his “third act,” Thomas seamlessly blends his legendary status with a modern-day innovation, solidifying his place among the greats of African American gospel. Thomas continues to reign supreme, a living legend and a pioneer in his own right.

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Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center concessions available, not currently ADA accessible, steep stairs only.

LBCAC is located at 235 Forest Ave., Newport Beach.

Check out the calendar at www.lbculturalartscenter.org.



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