Friday, August 16Back to August 2013
4:30pm - 8:00pm
Arboretum Summer Nights
Concerts Events Kids & Families
When: Fridays, June 21, July 5, July 26 and August 16, 2013
Time: Doors open at 4:30pm for picnicking and music begins at 6-8pm
Admission: FREE for Arboretum Members and children under the age of 4
$5.00 for non-members
$3.00 for children 5-12 yrs.
The Arboretum is proud to bring back other season of spectacular performances from the best local bands to the most enchanting venue in Arcadia. Enjoy a variety of music on select Friday Nights from Native World Music to Country Rhythm and Blues. Children activities will be offered during the concert. The Peacock Café, Library and Gift Shop will be open until 7:30pm. Be sure to bring lawn chairs, beach umbrellas and/or blankets with your picnic style dinner.
Friday, June 21 ~ Steven Rushingwind Project (Native World Flute Music)
Steve Rushingwind is of Cahuilla/Opata and Mexican decent, born in the Los Angeles area in 1959. Steve has been playing wind instruments since he was a child, so the Native American-style flute felt natural to him when he started playing it ten years ago. After his first solo album Cloud Runner was released in 2009, he began collaboration with Michael Mucklow, a renowned, fingerstyle guitarist from New Mexico. The pair has since recorded three albums together: Ancient Elements (2010) and Among the Ancients (2011). The song "Old Chief's Pipe" from Ancient Elements won a New Mexico Music Award in May of 2011 for Best Traditional Native American Song. Ancient Elements was further honored in October of 2011 with two Native American Music Award "NAMMY" nominations for Best New Age Recording and Best Producer. Steven has also formed The Rushingwind Project with Daniel Wonacott and Keith Shacklett in November of 2011. This trio plays Contemporary Native Jazz with a cool twist.
Friday, July 5 ~ Spyder Blue Band
Spyder Blue Blue is an original country, rhythm, and blues trio.
Bruce Gaims (guitar & vocals), David Fortin (stand-up and electric bass & vocals), and Todd Szabo (drums, percussion, and vocals) have an American roots beat that captures and entertains audiences wherever the band plays. They rock, swing, boogie, countrify and play the blues to suit the mood. As a critic for one of L.A.’s leading musical trade papers declared, the band “goes for and achieves a timeless sound.”
Two songs from the band’s first full length CD, “Hard Drive” and a follow-up single, “Open Range” received considerable airplay in Europe via Pharoah Records (Nashville). The group plans to complete work its third CD project by the end of Fall 2013.
Friday, July 26 ~ RT N’ the 44s
Using instruments crafted from tin, 2x4's and salvaged parts, Swimmy Webb and RT Valine began the DIY band in 2007 in an attempt to make listenable music from junk. In 2009 longtime friend and band mate BP Willard suggested dusting off the old tunes RT used to perform to empty bars around LA in the late 90's. In an attempt to revive these songs with junk instruments, RT N' the 44s were born on a cold night at the Cold Spring Tavern in Los Padres National Forest. With a warm embrace from local audiences they are returning the love through intimate performances which involve the audience through sing along and call and response.
Friday, August 16 ~ Hobo Jazz
"We are Hobo Jazz, playing an uneasily classifiable but instantly recognizable blend of roots music & original pre-war soul. Since 2001 we've been entertaining our fans & converting our detractors with a glib attitude to match our music."
All Dates & Times for this event
June 21, 2013
4:30PM - 7:30PM
July 05, 2013
4:30PM - 8:00PM
July 26, 2013
4:30PM - 8:00PM
August 16, 2013
4:30PM - 8:00PM