Santa Rosa, Calif., April 3, 2023 – In its commitment to support local artists and continue developing new ways to connect the community through the arts, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced it will launch a new summer series of live concerts, where locals can unwind during after-work hours, while enjoying live music in a local community market atmosphere.
A series of 10 free concerts, Luther Locals Live will take place outdoors on the Marcia & Gary Nelson Family Grand Plaza at LBC, Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The series runs from June 6 to August 15, except for July 4, when LBC is closed. In addition to live music, Luther Locals Live also will feature a market of vendors, including a variety of local beverage options offered by Morris Distributing and Rodney Strong Wine Estates, as well as several food-trucks and artisan makers.
Luther Locals Live developed out of the overwhelming and continued success of Luther Locals, LBC’s online studio concerts launched during the pandemic to keep the community connected to the arts. The ten artists performing in the series also participated in the online concerts. They include Burnside, Ellie James, Jacob Phillip Benning, The John Courage Trio, with special guest Schlee, Johnny Young, The King Street Giants, Michelle Lambert, The Musers, Sebastian Saint James & The Muscle Souls, and Tru Lyric.
“We are excited to bring this vibrant new outdoor concert series to Sonoma County’s locals and visitors this summer,” said Rick Nowlin, President & CEO. “Luther Locals Live is another example of our efforts to create positive ways to connect our community through the arts as well as to continue working with local artists to support their vital contributions to the region’s culture scene.”
Ample, convenient parking is available, and all ages are welcome to the concerts. ID will be checked at the bar. For the comfort of all patrons, pets will not be allowed at the event, except service animals. For more information, visit https://lutherburbankcenter.org/lutherlocalslive.
About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving more than 50,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 800 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain. For more information, visit lutherburbankcenter.org.
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Luther Locals Live
Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Nelson Family Grand Plaza at LBC
June 6 to August 15, except for July 4
June 6 – John Courage Trio, with special guest Schlee
June 13 – Burnside
June 20 – Michelle Lambert
June 27 – The Musers
July 11 – Johnny Young
July 18 – Jacob Phillip Benning
July 25 – King Street Giants
August 1 – Ellie James
August 8 – Tru Lyric
August 15 – Sebastian Saint James & The Muscle Souls