Gentle reminder: Sat. Feb 1st: Five bands, $10 to benefit the Golden State Theatre *at* the theatre!

Got plans on Saturday?

How about going to the Golden State Theater in downtown Monterey?

They’re holding a benefit to encourage the City of Monterey to purchase the Golden State Theatre and ensure its continued operation as the showplace of the Monterey Peninsula for generations to come.

Save the Golden State TheatreFive local bands, only $10 – a great cause!  Pierce Ranch Vineyards wine and Marina Ales craft beers will be available.

More info here via the Weekly.

And here’s the musical lineup!

5pm: David Holodiloff and Friends: One of Holodiloff’s most recent releases, Traditional Duets, featuring Gene Mason on guitar and vocals and Holodiloff on mandolin and vocals, reinvents classic folk tunes with infectious splashes of gypsy jazz, Irish traditionals, heart-warming ballads and knee-stomping bluegrass.
5:45pm: Monterey International: These musicians—Mike Marotta on accordion, Dave Dally on violin and vocalists Rachel Marotta and Sicilian tenor Erasmo “Orazio” Aiello—showcase music from just about everywhere around the world, from American jazz standards and traditional German tunes to French classics and Italian masterpieces.
6:30pm: Volume ControlGuitar specialist Joseph Lucido unleashes his latest project, a smooth jazz trio, featuring Jason McIntosh on drums and Thomas McNamara on bass.
7:15pm: Red Beans & Rice: It’s safe to say that there’s probably no other band in the area that’s performed as much as RB&R over the past 20 years. After five albums and thousands of shows, frontman Gil Rubio has given no indication that the beloved blues outfit will ever retire.
8pm: Jonah & the WhalewatchersThe Monterey reggae favorite dates back even further than RB&R, but these days they only come out to play if the mood—or cause—is irie.
8:45pm: Casey Frazier: For a youngster—or someone twice his age—Frazier is quite prolific as a songwriter. After spending some of his formative years in Nashville and Denver, he returned to his native Carmel Valley armed with an arsenal of life lessons and tunage steeped in Americana, roots and traditional country.
9:30pm: Everest: All graduates of Dennis Murphy Music School and Carmel Youth Center School of Rock, these All Saint’s Day School 8th graders have been unloading classic rock covers together supposedly since they were 3-year-olds. Now, at ages 13 and 14, these teens come armed with some serious chops and highly entertaining show.




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