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Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
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Tuesday evening concerts feature everything Sonoma County locals love for happy hour: Local bands. Local wines and beer. Local eats.

June 4 to August 20

April 4, 2024 –Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced the lineup for its 2024 Luther Locals Live outdoor summer concert series. The series of 10 live concerts is presented free to the public, in keeping with LBC’s commitment to support local artists and amplify their crucial role in shaping the cultural landscape of Sonoma County.

Luther Locals Live concerts 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 4 to August 20, except for July 2. In addition to live music, Luther Locals Live also features for purchase several local fare options and a variety of local beverages offered by Morris Distributing and Rodney Strong Wine Estates.

Luther Locals Live launched last year, drawing more than 900 locals and visitors to enjoy ten local artists. This year, the concert series will feature Everything Taken, Frankie Bourne & The Wildcards, Gill Brothers Band, Hunka Hunka Hula Revue, Lenkadu, Paul Steward, Sabiee, Spike Sikes & His Awesome Hotcakes, Third Rail Band, and Twin Soles. The King Street Giants will play for a members-only event to close out the season.

“We are thrilled to unveil the latest series of our dynamic outdoor summer concerts for Sonoma County residents and visitors,” said Rick Nowlin, President & CEO. “Luther Locals Live stands as a testament to our ongoing commitment to fostering community bonds through the arts. This year, we are particularly proud to showcase the rich tapestry of talent within our local music scene, presenting a diverse array of bands and music genres that mirror the vibrant cultural mosaic of our region.

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

Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

June 4 – Aug 13 (except July 2)

  • June 4, 2024 – Hunka Hunka Hula Revue
  • June 11, 2024 – Twin Soles
  • June 18, 2024 – Everything Taken
  • June 25, 2024 – Frankie Bourne & The Wildcards
  • July 09, 2024 – Lenkadu
  • July 16, 2024 – Third Rail Band
  • July 23, 2024 – Gill Brothers Band
  • July 30, 2024 – Paul Steward
  • August 06, 2024 – Sabiee
  • August 13, 2024 – Spike Sikes & His Awesome Hotcakes
  • August 20, 2024 – King Street Giants* (This is the Members Only Event: Donor Appreciation Party)

Hunka Hunka Hula Revue

June 4

Featuring lead singer & songwriter Todd “Troublemaker” Jenkins armed with a paddle, beer, and a baritone ukulele, Hula Revue includes Carissa Noelle on lead/backup vocals and tenor ukulele, Alan K. Parks on upright bass, lead/backup vocals, and Mark Larson on lap steel, electric guitar, lead/backup vocals and sunscreen applicator. From rockabilly, country, blues, swing – all with a tropical twang hillbilly hula flare, this band has what it takes to get the room buzzing and the people dancing. They’ve shared billings with bands like Southern Culture On The Skids, Deke Dickerson, Rosie Flores, Jinx Jones, Soraia, and many others.

Twin Soles

June 11

Twin Soles is the musical manifestation of the union of Shawna and Cory Hervé. Opening their hearts to reveal soaring highs and painful lows in hopes of inspiring and connecting with people who believe in honest love. Inspired by many styles and eras, they are just as likely to sing Hoagy Carmichael as they are to sing Alice in Chains, all with a distinct acoustic sound and vocal blend that is their own. Their original songs about family, love, and heartbreak will give you a window into the strength and tenderness of their connection.

Everything Taken

June 18

Everything Taken is a heavy rock band formed in 2022 in Santa Rosa. The sky is the limit for this new, hot, and upcoming band with their music blending new age heavy rock with progressive and melodic styles to create their own unique and original sound. Their music ranges from ‘90s to 2000s nostalgia and heavy riffs to guitar tapping. Vocals range from gentle falsetto and heavy screams to rhythmic and melodic smooth bass.

Frankie Bourne and the Wildcards

June 25

Frankie Bourne and the Wildcards is an original acoustic trio based out of the Northern California wine country. Rooted in classic rock and California soul, their homegrown music blends the tones of Americana with the spirit of indie rock to produce a laid-back sound that is as authentic as it is familiar.

Frontman Frankie Bourne is a prolific singer-songwriter and recording and performing artist known for his rootsy, emotionally evocative songwriting and melodic harmonica playing. He recently won the North Bay Bohemian NorBay Award for “Best Singer-Songwriter of 2021.” With its soulful, stripped-down rhythm section of Matt Pasquale on bass and Antonio Delmonte on percussion, Frankie Bourne and the Wildcards have played the main stages at some of the most prominent festivals in Sonoma County.

Lenkadu

July 9

Lenkadu is an avant-garde electronic music producer and a performer from the Czech Republic, now based in Forestville, CA. The axis of Lenkadu’s music is her free voice, which she uses unconventionally as an instrument with a wide emotional imprint, daring to venture into sensual animal-like darkness as well as otherworldly angelic light. Her songs are composed with the computer, live instruments, and field recordings.

Third Rail

July 16

Third Rail is a country, rock and Americana band, showcasing stellar three part harmonies and musicianship. The band is comprised of Jeff Blakeslee and Timo Sheehan on lead guitar and vocals, Emily Lois on rhythm guitar and vocals, Tom Minard on drums and Emily Froberg on Bass. Local to Sonoma County, they currently play a variety of venues and events, from wineries to bars to private functions, singing a mix of current country favorites along with original tunes.

Gill Brothers Band

July 23

From the idyllic peaks of Cobb Mountain, Gill Brothers Band offers a heartfelt synthesis and interpretation of American country, rock, and blues stylings. Brothers Jacob and Connor Gill share lead vocal and guitar duties to create a dialectically delicious plate of melody, groove, and storytelling. Drawing influence from ‘70s rock and roll, Gill Brothers Band’s music strikes at the hard-rocking side of country, playing their guitars like they mean it.

Paul Steward

July 30

A 2023 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 100 honoree and Pomo tribal member of Elem Indian Colony, vocalist and guitarist Paul Steward is a pop blues artist from Santa Rosa. His album, World Champion, features his own newly written songs and remakes of classics in the styles of R&B, rock, blues, soul, Americana, and pop. Currently on an intermittent world tour, Paul has performed all over the USA and has played Japan, Scotland, England, Switzerland, and Italy. He’s also known as the frontman of the band Twice as Good with his father Richard, famous for tunes like “Clarksdale,” “Shake Your Hips,” “Everything’s Gonna Be All Right,” and “Come and Get Your Love.”

Sabiee

August 6

Sabiee (she/her) (pronounced sah-bee-yay) began writing songs as a teenager on acoustic guitar. She expanded her style/sound to include layered ethereal vocals & intimate lyrics to create an authentic sound with old world vibes. Her name is an acronym for Shining, Awesome, Brilliant, Intelligent, Ever-evolving.

King Street Giants

August 20

Since 2012, The King Street Giants have brought their own special version of New Orleans music to the Bay Area and beyond. Whether they’re playing in clubs or on the streets, The King Street Giants are renowned for radiating an infectious energy and always having a blast. While continuing to play the music of their heroes, they have also been writing original music to continue to evolve the idiom of Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Winners of the North Bay Bohemian’s “Best Band in Sonoma County” award in 2017, as well as Best Jazz Band in 2022 and 2014, The King Street Giants released their third studio album, Everything Must Go, in August 2020.

Spike Sikes & His Awesome Hotcakes

August 13

Like hotcakes themselves, the music of Spike Sikes & His Awesome Hotcakes goes by many names – soul, swing, R&B, jazz, and jump. It’s a sound that’s classic and simple, but when it’s done right, it hits the spot and has you grinning from ear to ear. From the Texas blues joints to the funky halls of New Orleans, he was always studying the music, trying to find just the right recipe. It makes perfect sense that he found his bandmates in Sonoma County, a music scene that has fostered many eclectic artists for decades.

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