HAPA Brings Music of the Hawaiian Islands to San Rafael via The Osher Marin JCC’s 23rd Annual Summer Nights Outdoor Family-Friendly Concerts on Sat July 18, 2015

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2015

The second of this series of 5 Saturday night outdoor concerts with dinners, cocktails, picnics, dancing, Kid Zone, and more brings the most recognized name in Hawaiian music, HAPA, and their always popular sounds of hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting in the rapture of paradise: Hawaii.

This trios overriding musical quality is one of passion, beauty and serenity that is found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances. If Maui were music, it would sound like HAPA. Rolling Stone Japan recently described them as Titans of the Genre

Let Hawaiis hottest group take you away for a one night island vacation.

The evening will open with a Hula dance performance and lesson offered from Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka Laakea, and they will continue to perform throughout the night.

The beautiful and safe Swig Field is surrounded by Marin hills and begs for picnicking, but will offer the choice of purchasing delicious as well as affordable meals on-site from San Rafaels own Mauna Loa Hawaiian BBQ pop-up Restaurant. No alcohol is allowed to be brought in, but is available for purchase.

The theme is Hawaiian Islands, and audience members are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirts, or purchase one from Georgi & Willow’s pop-up shop offering island wear for purchase.

Ukulele enthusiast group UFOhana of Marin will be on site to let you know how you can join up!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay host the Kid Zone, offering up an art project alongside the playground for youngsters.

What: Outdoor family- friendly concerts, fun, and dining for all ages.

Who: All are invited. No membership or affiliation required. Kids 17 and under free.

Tickets: From $ 23. VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission choices

When: Sat. July 18 @ 7pm. Doors: 6:15 Gen Ad/ 6:00 VIP/Subscribers

Where: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, 1/2 mile E off 101

Parking: Ample free parking.

Tickets: Available at http://www.marinjcc.org/arts

The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is the Performing Arts Department within the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, California. All are welcome, no membership is ever required to attend. The Center is a long-standing Marin non-profit, centrally located in Marin County and just 1/4 mile east off Hwy 101

Summer Nights 2015

7/11- Bluegrass Night: Hot Buttered Rum

7/18- Hawaiian Islands: Hapa

7/25- SF Homegrown/almost Country: The Lady Crooners | Til Dawn opens

8/1- Afro-Cuban: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

8/8 Celebrate Puerto Rico: Plena Libre

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Warner Bros. Records Echosmith Partners with Natural High To Change Lives of Millions This Summer

La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Warner Bros. Records’ Echosmith joins a roster of more than 40 Natural High celebrity ambassadors sharing their stories to inspire youth to pursue their passions and say no to drugs and alcohol.

We are really excited to be teaming up with Natural High on Warped Tour. We completely support their cause and its important to us to encourage our fans to follow their dreams with passion and purpose to live high on life,” said Echosmith lead singer, Sydney Sierota

Vans Warped Tour, one of the largest teen-targeted music festivals in North America, attracts nearly 1 million young people nationwide every summer one of the highest-risk time periods for substance abuse. This year, Natural High will be the only drug prevention presence on the entire tour, and will partner with Echosmith to inspire young people to pursue their dreams and say yes to a natural high. They will spread their drug-free message via exclusive social media contests on the road, meet & greets at the Natural High tent and more.

Los Angeles-based alt-pop gem Echosmith is one of the hottest up-and-comers of 2014, named one of MTVs Artists to Watch and Alternative Presss Bands You Need to Know. Their debut album Talking Dreams is out now, featuring the hit single Cool Kids. The four siblings: Sydney (vocals/keyboard); Noah (vocals/bass); Jamie (vocals/guitar); and Graham (drums) have a unique indie-pop sound and feature positive, uplifting lyrics about being young and having fun, without the help of artificial substances.

In light of the recent heroin epidemic and several states legalization of marijuana, Echosmiths partnership with Natural High comes at a time when young people need to hear positive messages about living drug-free. In addition to Echosmith, Natural High collaborates with other influential role models to reach over 7 million youth, capturing stories of how they chose to follow their passions instead of turning to drugs. These positive role models include professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, Grammy Award-winning Switchfoot, motocrosser Travis Pastrana, NBA star Mike Conley Jr., and Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber.

In order to support their efforts on tour with Echosmith, Natural High is launching an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of raising $ 5,000. Bonus: They’re also offering plenty of perks for those who help them on their journey, including backstage passes and Echosmith hangouts.

As Natural High celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, theyre hoping the exposure from Warped Tour will help further their mission of inspiring over 10 million youth to reject drugs and alcohol and pursue their dreams instead.


Natural High is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization inspiring youth to discover, amplify and pursue their natural high, giving them a reason to say no to an artificial high. In collaboration with dozens of influential celebrities, Natural High engages youth in classrooms via their video series and research based curriculum, which is provided free-of-charge to all schools in the U.S.; online via NaturalHigh.org, and social media; and in the community via merchandise and events like Vans Warped Tour. They currently work with more than 17,000 educators and reach 7 million youth every year. For more information, visit http://www.naturalhigh.org.

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Hobergs Resort & Spa Adds Second Day of Great Music to Heroes of Woodstock Weekend with Summer of Love 2014

Cobb, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Hot on the heels of their August 16th 45th-anniversary Heroes of of Woodstock event featuring Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Canned Heat, Imperial Messenger Service, and Country Joe McDonald, Hobergs Resort and Spa is excited to announce an August 17th Summer of Love concert featuring Elvin Bishop, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, and Its a Beautiful Day.

The three bands could have played together at Fillmore West and they havent lost a step since then. These are fiercely good musicians still at the top of their game.

Elvin Bishop came to notice in 1965 as a member of the legendary Butterfield Blues Band, the new generation of Chicago blues, yet he may be getting his best reviews now for his soon-to-be-released Alligator Records release Cant Even Do Wrong Right. Sizzlingly brilliant slide guitar chops mix with a good-timey feel that makes you laugh and dance. Elvins had hits Fooled Around and Fell In Love and is a part of legend, but the fact is, hes never faded as a great player committed to the blues. When Entertainment Weekly sees that a CD his 1998 The Skin Im In is nothing but sheer, unpretentious joy, you know hes doing something right.

There were great women vocalists in the San Francisco scene Janis Joplin and Grace Slick come to mind but no one out-sang Lydia Pense, and Cold Blood was one of the truly great bands. Mixing R & B with powerhouse rock and roll, Lydia and Cold Blood joined with Tower of Power and created what was known as East Bay Grease funky, soulful, and truly delicious.

Its A Beautiful Day is undoubtedly among the most distinctive of all the Summer of Love San Francisco bands, not least because it was created by violinist David LaFlamme, a veteran of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. With his wife Linda on keyboards, they developed a truly unique sound fusing jazz, rock, folk, world beat and classical styles into a true thing of beauty, best remembered for the sad, lyrical masterpiece White Bird. Unfortunately, the song came out of their experience of being caged by a most peculiar manager named Matthew Katz, one of the primary reasons they did not experience the success they deserved. Nonetheless, their musical quality endures they are not to be missed.

Hobergs Resort and Spa is 55 acres of beauty. It began with a small lodge and a few cabins in the 1880s and by the 1940s and 50s became one of Californias largest private resorts, hosting 1,000 guests nightly to enjoy the outdoors and also hear the biggest bands of the era. From 1970 to 2010 it was a private meditation facility, but recently it was acquired by new hoteliers anxious to make it a world-class resort offering the highest level of entertainment and a wine-tasting room with the finest assortment of Lake County wines anywhere. All of this is undergirded by an extraordinary commitment to green environmental practices. It is about 100 miles north of San Francisco, 100 miles Northwest of Sacramento, and 20 miles north of Calistoga at State Highway 175 and Entrance Road, Cobb, CA, in the mountain wine country of Lake County.

Tickets: $ 27 in advance, available at http://www.Ticketfly.com $ 35 at the door.

Further Information: http://www.hobergsresort.com or Cobb Mountain Concert Series hotline (866) 622 7709. Doors will open at Noon.

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Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 15, 2013

New Country Artist Carissa Leigh Embarks on Nationwide Summer Tour

A Martin Acoustic Guitar, New EP and A Chance to Do a Bit of Charity Makes Tour the Most Unique Country Music Event in Years

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Taking her cue from her lifelong passion for country music and legions of fans across the U.S., country musics fastest rising star, Carissa Leigh, embarks on her first summer acoustic tour which began with a performance in Los Angeles and now takes the classic country beauty to major cities across the United States. The tour celebrates Carissas debut EP “Not the Same Girl”, and gives audiences an opportunity to experience her newest music within the intimate settings of smaller local venues, a deliberate choice by the artist who wanted her fans to be able to get close and personal with every lyric acoustically. Carissa Leigh hasnt stopped making music since her first piano recital at age 3 and the tour is simply an extension of her years of writing of lifes own experiences which have uniquely spoken to women nationwide. To capture her country spirit, Leigh also counted on co-writers and country music notables Clay Mills, Brian White and Andrew Fromm and the creative genius of producer ToneDef (Green Day, Santana, Chris Isaak) which has yielded songs such as “Cant Help But Wonder”. Audiences will be the first to hear the newest, upbeat and raucous summer anthem along with a few wrenching love ballads that have given the music industry a reason to stand up and take note.

Already garnering accolades from producers, songwriters and promoters, Carissa Leigh has set her sights on music city Nashville and every city in between. She has drawn from her love of dance, which she is trained for in both ballet and traditional Polynesian dance, her passion for music and her life as a single mother. Carissa Leigh has pulled from her early influences which include such country legends as Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Gary Allen and Dolly Parton. Her songwriting has dug deep into her own life as a young mother, a traveler and experiences of love, loss, and moving on.

She grew up in Calgary, Canada before moving to Hawaii. It was there that she immersed herself into the musical traditions of the Pacific Island, which ironically have played a huge part in her signature country music sound. She later moved to New York and then returned to Canada as a mother of a young daughter. Her new music from her debut EP will be celebrated as she criss-crosses the U.S. armed with only her beloved Martin guitar and her sweet, sultry, sound that is about to set the Country music industry on fire.

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