SANTA BARBARA ACOUSTIC Series To Feature Concerts, Workshops, & Outstanding Headliners

SANTA BARBARA ACOUSTIC Series To Feature Concerts, Workshops, & Outstanding Headliners

Santa Barbara Acoustic Music Association presents SBAcoustic, a highly anticipated celebratory series beginning September 14 with the opening weekend of live international acoustic music concerts, guitar workshops, and artisanal guitar show at the New Vic Theatre.

SBAcoustic continues with musically diverse live music concerts through December 14 at downtown Santa Barbara venues: The Wooden Hall Concerts at the Alhecama Theatre, the Lobero Theatre and SOhO Restaurant & Music Club.


SBAcoustic Opening Weekend:

Sept 14: Artisanal Guitar Show (free with evening's concert ticket) 2-5p.m. & 6:30-7:30p.m.

Meet the Luthiers who create fine handmade steel string, Nylon & Slide Guitars, Ukes & Resonators. Featuring Greg Brandt, Monica Esparza, Frank Falbo, Isaac Jang, Larrivee Guitars, Maudal Musical Machines, OiUkes, Phoenix Guitars and Kathy Wingert at the New Vic Theatre.

Sept 14: Alex de Grassi (steel) & Andrew York (nylon); 7:30 p.m.; New Vic Theatre

Acoustic guitar virtuoso and innovator Alex de Grassi joins with Grammy-winning classical and jazz guitarist Andrew York to fuse the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into a unique duo program.


Sept 15: Guitar Player Workshops at The Wooden Hall at Alhecama Theatre

Guitar Player Workshops: Free to music students and teachers through a generous sponsorship by the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation. This is a rare opportunity to spend time with and learn from three of the world's great guitarist. Its is highly recommended to attend their concerts in order to fully appreciate their music.


11:00 a.m.: The Orchestrated 3D Sound with Alex DeGrassi
1:00 p.m.: Interactive Workshop with Andrew York
3:00 p.m.: Sophistication in the Blues with Carl Verheyen


Sept 15: Blues from my Front Porch with Carl Verheyen & Dave Marotta; 7:30 p.m.; The Wooden Hall Concerts at the Alhecama Theatre

In his 40-plus years of playing guitar, Carl Verheyen has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator. He was the lead guitar for SuperTramp and has played on hundreds of records, and soundtracks. In this special intimate concert for SBAcoustic, Carl and Dave will treat you to their favorite Front Porch Blues.


SBAcoustic continues with over 20 live music concerts through December 14:


Sept 21: Smokin' Hot Gypsy Jazz & More with Smith, Stephan & Hoffman; 7:30 p.m.; The Wooden Hall Concerts at the Alhecama Theatre

Sept 25: Past Present & Future with Al Di Meola; 8p.m.; Lobero Theatre

Sept 26-29: Flamenco Arts Festival Celebrating 20 Years:

Sep 26: Flamenco Arts Festival Opening Night with Andres Vadin Project; 7:30 p.m.; Lobero Theatre

Sept 27 and 29: Dance and Music Workshops; various times; Santa Barbara Dance Arts

Sept 28: Red Carpet Gala with Eduardo Guerrero; 7:30 p.m.; Lobero Theatre
For details on all four days of the Flamenco Arts Festival and ticket information including a special anniversary discount package, visit flamencoarts.org


Oct 1: Jim Messina; 8p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Oct 8: An Evening with Leo Kottke; 8p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Oct 12: Folksinger Willie Watson; 7:30 p.m.; The Wooden Hall Concerts at Alhecama Theatre


Oct 14: Slackers in Paradise with Ken Emerson & Kimo West; 7:30 p.m.; SOhO Music Club


Oct 18: Luis Munoz "The Infinite Dream" with Lois Mahalia & Teka; 8 p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Oct 22: Taimane, Ukulele Virtuoso; 8 p.m.; SOhO Music Club


Oct 26: Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan, 40th Anniversary Celebration; 8 p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Oct 27: Guitar Duets with Teja Gerken & Doug Young; 7:30 p.m.; SOhO Music Club


Oct 30: Solo Fingerstyle with Kinloch Nelson; 7:30 p.m.; SOhO Music Club


Nov 2: Fingerstyle Soundscapes with Hiroya Tsukamoto; 7:30 p.m.; The Wooden Hall Concerts at Alhecama Theatre


Nov 4: Dorado Schmitt & Django Festival All-Stars; 8 p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Nov 9: Adrian Bellue & Nich Johnson; 6 p.m.; SOhO Music Club


Nov 9: An Evening with Richard Thompson; 8 p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Nov 10: Benise - Fuego!; 7 p.m.; Lobero Theatre


Nov 12: Jazz at the Lobero Presents The Joshua Redman Quartet; 8 p.m.


Nov 23: Flamenco with Kai Narezo & Friends; 7:30 p.m.; The Wooden Hall at Alhecama Theatre


Dec 14: Trace Bundy, The Acoustic Ninja; 7:30 p.m.; The Wooden Hall at Alhecama Theatre


For the latest SBAcoustic schedule, additional information and to purchase tickets please visit sbacoustic.com or visit each individual theatre's website:


Wooden Hall Concerts at the Alhecama Theatre, sbama.org
914 Santa Barbara Street


Lobero Theatre, lobero.org
33 East Canon Perdido Street

SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, sohosb.com
1221 State Street

The New Vic, etcsb.org
33 W. Victoria Street


For more information on SBAcoustic, please visit sbacoustic.com.



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