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Catalina Island Concert Series kicks off
July 31 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The 2021 Catalina Island Concert Series kicks off its first of three free family friendly concerts this weekend. Love Catalina and The Xceptional Music Company present The Music of Laurel Canyon featuring “Back to the Garden” on Wrigley Stage this Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m. An adjacent beer & wine garden featuring Kona Brewing Company beers, will open approximately one hour prior to the concert.
From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s some of the most melodic, atmospheric, and popular American music was written by the musicians who lived in and passed through Laurel Canyon—including Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, the Mamas and Papas, Carole King, the Eagles, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, The Monkees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Jackson Browne and many more. They made music together, played songs all night for one another in each other’s houses, and formed and reformed bands that made history.
The music of Laurel Canyon combined influences from the blues, rock and roll, jazz, Latin, country and western, psychedelia, bluegrass, and folk, but most of all, it gave birth to The California Sound. The music of Laurel Canyon became the subject of a Netflix special – this trailer will give you a hint of what you will experience at the concert.
Support the Catalina Island Concert Series! Stop by the Love Catalina booth on Saturday to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three fantastic prize packages. All raffle ticket proceeds go toward supporting future concerts. Sponsors for this year’s concerts include Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island, The Catalina Island Inn and Kona Brewing.