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  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Since the world discovered their powerful a cappella vocals from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading a message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people the world over.

  • Watchhouse (fka Mandolin Orange) with Tré Burt
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    Watchhouse (fka Mandolin Orange) with Tré Burt

    The name represents their reinvention as a band at the regenerative edges of subtly experimental folk-rock. Alongside drummer Joe Westerlund, guitarist Josh Oliver, and bassist Clint Mullican, Andrew and Emily indulged novel structures and textures. Their self-titled debut album has gone #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart.

  • Emporium presents Judy Collins
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    Emporium presents Judy Collins

    Judy Collins has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices.

  • The Brubeck Brothers Quartet - Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial
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    The Brubeck Brothers Quartet - Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial

    Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half-century ago. They’ve played a variety of styles in a number of different groups as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck.

  • A Very Special Evening with Karla Bonoff
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    A Very Special Evening with Karla Bonoff

    With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity, and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to her own chart success with recordings such as “Personally” and the Footloose single “Somebody’s Eyes,” Karla has seen many of her ballads become pop classics, and songs such as “Tell Me Why” become hits for such stellar artists as Wynonna Judd, Bonnie Raitt, and Linda Ronstadt.

  • Ty Segall & Freedom Band
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    Ty Segall & Freedom Band

    With Harmonizer, his first album in two years, Ty glides smoothly into unexpected territory, right where he likes to find himself! Bursting with transcendent energy, Harmonizer is an extension of the classic style of Emotional Mugger and Sleeper, revisiting the lonely days and loathsome nights of the alienated, grown-up-wrong soul, to make it all right in the end.

  • Anaïs Mitchell + Bonny Light Horseman
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    Anaïs Mitchell + Bonny Light Horseman

  • Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time Tour
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    Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time Tour

    For over twenty-five years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. The multi-talented artist has four hit stand-up comedy specials, starred in the Netflix original series Glow, appeared in numerous feature films, and hosts the hugely successful podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, which averages 6 million downloads per month.

  • An Evening with Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer
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    An Evening with Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

    He shares some of his iconic behind-the-scenes photographs, along with his poignant detailed stories, all leading to a bold and dynamic depiction of true leadership. https://www.lobero.org/events/an-evening-with-pete-souza/

  • An Evening with KT Tunstall with special guest Charlie Mars
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    An Evening with KT Tunstall with special guest Charlie Mars

    GRAMMY® nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, KT Tunstall is best known for her songs like “Suddenly I See” (used in The Devil Wears Prada) and “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree.” The esteemed singer-songwriter has toured the world over, with groups such as Simple Minds, The Pretenders, Barenaked Ladies, and numerous others. Opening for KT is singer/songwriter, Charlie Mars, a country and folk-inflected pop artist blessed with a warm vocal croon and a knack for crafting poignant, earthy songs. https://www.lobero.org/events/an-evening-with-kt-tunstall-2/

  • Opera Santa Barbara presents Semele
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    Opera Santa Barbara presents Semele

    Greek Gods engage in mischief, illicit relationships, and vocal acrobatics in this 85’ adaptation of Handel’s comedy, set in the Roaring 20’s. https://www.lobero.org/events/semele/

  • Opera Santa Barbara presents Semele
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    Opera Santa Barbara presents Semele

    Greek Gods engage in mischief, illicit relationships, and vocal acrobatics in this 85’ adaptation of Handel’s comedy, set in the Roaring 20’s. https://www.lobero.org/events/semele/

  • World Premiere of Amateur Skaters
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    World Premiere of Amateur Skaters

    The feature-length documentary, directed by one of the youngest filmmakers of the century at age thirteen, was shot on location in Santa Barbara County. Lefevre explores the world of skateboarding through the lens of four young skaters. Pushing themselves to be the best they can, they endure many physical and emotional obstacles and grow as both skaters and individuals.

  • Les Violons du Roy (The Violins of the King) & Avi Avital
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    Les Violons du Roy (The Violins of the King) & Avi Avital

    Under its new Music Director, British conductor Jonathan Cohen, the ensemble will perform a full evening of Bach and Vivaldi concertos featuring the return of virtuoso Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital. https://www.lobero.org/events/cama-les-violons-du-roy/

  • Charles Lloyd Quartet
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    Charles Lloyd Quartet

    After a year and a half of isolation due to the pandemic, Charles Lloyd returns to the Lobero stage with a powerful band featuring Gerald Clayton on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Justin Brown on drums. Charles Lloyd’s career spans over six decades - he has brought many incredible pianists to the fore including Keith Jarrett, Michel Petrucciani, Bobo Stenson, Geri Allen, Jason Moran - and now the young lion, Gerald Clayton. As one of the greats of our time, Lloyd has broken down barriers in Jazz, Rock, Classical and World Music.

  • Whitney +Renee Reed
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    Whitney +Renee Reed

    Following their acclaimed sophomore album Forever Turned Around, Whitney have returned with Candid. Covers have always been an integral part of the band’s ethos, but for Candid, Whitney decided to challenge themselves, finding their favorite songs that also fall outside of their musical comfort zone. https://www.lobero.org/events/whitney-renee-reed/

  • An Evening with Los Lobos with Nancy Sanchez
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    An Evening with Los Lobos with Nancy Sanchez

    Over the last five decades, Los Lobos band has made an indelible mark on music history by exploring an enormous diversity of genres and building a boldly unpredictable sound all their own. The GRAMMY® Award–winning group, comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Jr., Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, and Steve Berlin, has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards, and made fans around the world. Songwriter, performer and award-winning jazz vocalist Nancy Sanchez opens the show. https://www.lobero.org/events/an-evening-with-los-lobos/.

  • Outdoor Halloween Dance Party
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    Outdoor Halloween Dance Party

    The Lobero Theatre is thrilled to announce Mischief Masquerade – Outdoor Halloween Dance Party on Saturday, October 30 at 8 PM, featuring DJ Scott Topper from K-LITE 101.7! Join us, if you dare, for a magical evening of revelry under the stars, including an exciting costume contest, specialty spirits, ghoulish delights, and spooky surprises! Distinguished judges John Palminteri from News Channel 3, Teresa Kuskey Nowak from La Boheme Dance, and Tracy Beard of Solvang Chamber of Commerce will award prizes to the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes. 

  • Jazz at the Lobero presents Pat Metheny Side-Eye
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    Jazz at the Lobero presents Pat Metheny Side-Eye

    Jazz at the Lobero welcomes Pat Metheny Side-Eye to the Lobero Theatre on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 PM. Receiving great acclaim for his recent classical guitar album Road to the Sun, Metheny is set to dive back into his beloved trio format. Renowned as one of the brightest stars of the jazz community, Metheny will be joined onstage by two of the hottest young musicians on the scene, James Francies (keyboards, piano) and Joe Dyson (drums). The trio will be performing music from across Pat Metheny's massive career as well as new material unique to this live band.

  • Zach Gill
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    An Evening with Zach Gill (of ALO) and Special Guests

    We are grateful to the Santa Barbara Community for their generous support during the global pandemic and would like to share the love. Gill’s set will pull from his 3 full length albums, his deep ALO catalog and some classic covers. He will be joined onstage by ALO bandmate Steve Adams and Jack Johnson cohort Adam Topol, as well as local favorites, Spencer the Gardener, Joe Woodard with Tableaux Sonique, Téka, and more. The event is first-come first-served and seats 550 people.

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