September 12th, 2012
Sept. 2012 to June 2013: Free Community Concerts at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents WOW First Wednesdays, a free concert series. The 2012-2013 line up brings 10 exciting acts to the stage, with talented performers who cover a wide range of popular and diverse music and dance styles, featuring leading San Diego County-based talent. Presented annually by the Center as a community service for North County residents, the free concerts are presented to the public on the first Wednesday of each month with two shows, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm (note: only one show, at 7:00 pm, in December). Concerts are presented in the 400-seat Center Theater, with the exception of December’s performance which takes place in the 1500-seat Concert Hall. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.
Here is a list of the 2012-2013 WOW First Wednesdays concert line-up:
2012 Free Concerts:
Wednesday, September 5, 2012: The Mar Dels – Well known and nd loved nostalgia band, hits the stage to kick off the WOW First Wednesdays season!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012: Sublime Jazz – Sublime Jazz combines the most popular music of the past with up-to-date present day musical experiences featuring a variety of improvisations by each of the musicians.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012: Michael Sanchez Trio – This San-Diego based trio plays tunes from the 1920s to the 1980s.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012: Highland Way – Welcome the holiday season with songs of good cheer, lively jigs and reels, and favorite yuletide carols – along with Highland Way’s well-known humor and high spirits. The best way to bring in the holidays is with California’s favorite Scottish band (pictured below).
2013 Free Concerts:
Wednesday, January 2, 2013: Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater – Unconventional, courageous and diverse, SDDT brings you an audience favorite, Cabaret Dances, taking its cue from the mood of a cabaret nightclub.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013: Billy Lee and The Swamp Critters: Raised near the border of Louisiana, Billy Lee will get you in the mood to ‘Mardi Gras Down’ with a mixed gumbo of Mardi Gras, Cajun, Zydeco, and boogiewoogie. Lots of ‘hybrid” original tunes and plenty of traditional songs… Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013: Stoney B Blues Band – Big Sweet Daddy Peaches is a stately, comical and kind gentleman from Chicago who has travelled the country playing his Blues. Through this character, Stoney B Blues will share with you his extraordinary musical gift, witty tales and life of personal hardships as a Blues Man.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013: David De Alva – A stirring journey into the heart of Spain with passionate flamenco guitar, percussion and dance blended with world beats.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013: Maricahi Garibaldi – Mariachi Garibaldi is the performing ensemble from Southwestern College, the first school in the world to offer a college degree in mariachi music. They have traveled to perform for the famed “Encuentro de Mariachi” in Guadalajara nearly every year since 2002.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013: Brian Pi’ikea Vasquez and Lava Jam – “All About Uke” is a musical journey from the birth of the Ukulele, commonly known as the “Uke” (you-k), until today. Emcee Rowena Vasquez will take you on an amazing musical journey, featuring the ever talented Big Island Music Award winner Brian Pi’ikea Vasquez and Lava Jam.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA. There will be two WOW First Wednesdays performances on the first Wednesday of each month, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm (with the exception of the December performance, when there will be only one show at 7:00 pm). All performances are free and open to the public. WOW First Wednesdays memberships are available by contacting the box office at 800-988-4253. Members have a choice of obtaining reserved seats for the series.
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