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Delta Blues Festival, Saturday, September 13 in downtown Antioch

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Gregg Wright Delta Blues Festival, Saturday, September 13 in downtown Antioch

Gregg Wright will headline this year’s event.

From the Delta Blues Festival website

This year’s Delta Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13 and is dedicated to one of our hardest working volunteers, Randy Sampson.

Randy lived and breathed blues music and was greatly responsible for most of the music you have heard on our stage. Randy joined the team on the 6th annual DBF. He almost single handedly raised enough donations in his first year to fund that year’s event.

Throughout the years, he would scout out band possibilities, sponsorship opportunities, and vendor participation, all while promoting the event (even in off season).

Blues should have been Randy’s first, middle, and/or last name. He loved the blues and the joy it brought to people. We wholeheartedly dedicate this year’s 16th annual Delta Blues Festival to the Memory of Randy Sampson. Long Live the Blues!

The artists at the 16th annual event include King of the Rockin’ Blues and Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Gregg Wright. Plus, Sherry Pruitt, Frank Bey & Anthony Paule, Caroompas Room, Curtis Lawson and Teresa & Louis Jones.

The alcohol-free event starts at Noon in Waldie Plaza between First and Second Streets, in Antioch’s historic downtown Rivertown district, includes live music, as well as food, arts and crafts booths and it’s all free! All ages are welcome. For more information visit www.DeltaBluesFestival.net.

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Comedy show at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, Saturday night

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Lone Tree Comedy Night 09 06 14 web Comedy show at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center, Saturday night

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El Campanil Theatre in August and September

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Enchanted castle El Campanil Theatre in August and September

Nuhad Levasseur and In The Light Voice Studio present:

“ENCHANTED A Journey Through Disney and More”

In The Light Voice Studio Vocal Showcase

Saturday, August 16, 2014    3:00 pm  PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME

General Seating:  $13 Youth (12 & Under): $8

GENERAL SEATING 

“ENCHANTED” featuring highlights from many Disney shows, such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Enchanted, and many others. Also included in the showcase are highlights from the Broadway musical Wicked and the Broadway musical Into The Woods…

Many of In The Light Voice Studio’s singers have been on American Idol every year in the top 100 in Hollywood, have appeared in New York in Broadway musicals, have performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry, have been seen on major television shows , and have gone on to land recording contracts.

Come and join us for the most entertaining evening of magical, whimsical, and enchanting music you’ll ever hear all compiled in to one show… If you love Disney music and the Broadway musical Wicked, you will love this show!!

Diamonds El Campanil Theatre in August and SeptemberTHE DIAMONDS

50′s Rock & Roll

Sunday August 17, 2014 3:00 pm 

Tickets: Adults: $27  Seniors (62 & Over): $25  Youth (Ages 6 – 17): Free With Paid Adult or Senior

RESERVED SEATING

Classic Rock & Roll with today’s attitude! In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called Little Darlin’. The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll”. To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. The Diamonds’ many accomplishments over the years include: 33 appearances on American Bandstand, Doo-Wop Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 16 hit records, 3 certified Gold Records, Soundtrack of “American Graffiti”, Soundtrack of “Happy Days”.

Through the years since the release of Little Darlin’, THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson-the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. These performances include – with Symphony Orchestras, in Performing Arts Theatres and major concert halls, on cruise ships, in casinos, at county and state fairs, on tours of England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea, and Japan, for benefit concerts, corporate conventions and at nightclubs. “We’ve been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to – today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now.”

Close To You El Campanil Theatre in August and SeptemberClose To You – Carpenters Tribute Concert

Sunday, September 7, 2014   3:00 pm 

Tickets: Adults: $27  Seniors (62 & Over): $25  Youth (Ages 6 – 17): Free With Paid Adult or Senior

RESERVED SEATING

The popular singing duo of the 1970′s and early 80′s focused on mid tempo pop and ballads with Karen Carpenter’s unique and expressive alto voice on lead vocals. Both Karen and Richard Carpenter contributed background voices which were overdubbed to create densly layered harmonies; an integral part of their signature sound. 

Michelle Whited performs a stunning presentation of reproducing Karen’s unique voice along with Don Stamey on piano. The entire live band consists of skilled musicians who perform flawlessly, assisted by only pre-recorded background harmonies. The result is a memorable performance that will keep you engaged as you revisit the remarkable music interlude from an era to be cherished for a lifetime.

Tickets May Be Purchased in Advance: At the Ticket Office 604 W. Second Street (next door to the theatre) Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 1 hour before showtime, by phone at (925) 757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.org.

Convenience Fees: When You Buy at the Box Office: No Fees; By Phone: $2.00 Per Order; Online: $1.50 Per Ticket; Email Tickets: No Charge; Will Call: No Charge; Mail Tickets: Add $ 2.00 Per Order.

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Art Exhibit at Umpqua Bank in August and September

Friday, August 8th, 2014
Artwork by Michele Eakin 256x300 Art Exhibit at Umpqua Bank in August and September

Artwork by Michele Eakin

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch continues their partnership with Antioch’s Umpqua Bank and features six artists in their upcoming exhibit. The bank is a perfect venue for local artists to showcase their work, which changes every two months. The new exhibit is running now and continues through September 26th. 

Featured artists are: Michele Eakin, Jennifer Frost, Ron Johnson, Christine Mikulice and Andre’ Salvador.

Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, excluding bank holidays.

For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

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Hot August Nights Under the Son benefit concert Saturday night

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Hot August Nights 2014 Hot August Nights Under the Son benefit concert Saturday night

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

5:00 – 9:30 PM in the parking lot of Ace Hardware & National Flooring, 8890 Brentwood Blvd. in Brentwood

Many of us are unaware of those in need around us, nor do we always know how to help those who are not as fortunate. This event offers the perfect combination of family fun and entertainment, the opportunity to learn about many support organizations in our community, and a chance to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

We are gladly accepting donations of used and new items to help the local Community Outreach Center of the East Bay with blankets, sleeping bags, men’s and women’s coats, baby formula and diapers of all sizes.

To help our neighbors in Tijuana’s poorest community, we are taking donations to buy new shoes that will be passed out as Christmas. There will be a vendor present to purchase the shoes from at about $5.00/pair. All deductions are tax deductible and receipt will be provided at the time of purchase.

All proceeds from this event go to support these ministries.

The evening offers a variety of Christian music from gospel, to pop to rock. Each group performs originals and classics that you can sing along with. The lineup includes:

Frankie V and Souled Out 5:00 – 6:00 PM

The Resistance 6:10 – 7:10 PM

Chosen 7:20 – 8:20 PM

Ransomed Souls 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Please bring chairs for your comfort.

Along with a great night of music and fellowship, we will be offering a children’s activity area with help from Celebration Christian Preschool and their staff. In addition to the children’s area, we will have a large number of local support ministries there, offering support to those in need of their service and information on what they do for our community.

The Pizza Pirate will be there with their mobile meals and beverages, so you can consider this evening a night away from cooking. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help buy shoes for the Tijuana Outreach.

For more information visit www.hotaugustnights-brentwood.com.

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Honduras Benefit Concert This Saturday in Antioch

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

2014 Benefit Concert Poster Honduras Benefit Concert This Saturday in Antioch

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Antioch’s 10th Annual Celebration of Art Exhibit Opens June 28th

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Celebration of Art Antiochs 10th Annual Celebration of Art Exhibit Opens June 28th

The Celebration of Art Exhibit has been held in partnership with the Antioch Historical Society and the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch for the past 9 years. Returning for the 10th year, the free exhibit runs June 28th through July 19th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM and features the artworks of 35 artists.

Participating artists are: Amy Schmidt, Andre’ Salvador, Augustus Daugherty, Betty Espindola, Beverly C. Turner, Beverly Knight, Carol Jurczak, Cathy McNutt, Clyde Cox, Corrine Evans, Daniel Kennedy, Deborah Debusk, Dianne Solvari, Easy Gonzalez, Fred Hoskins, FROgard Butler, Gloria Cannon, James Waters, Jeannie Wallen, Joel Summerhill, John Nicolini, Josie O’Malley, Julia May Starr, Kay Kirby, Ken Tomlin, Laura DiMaggio, Lisa Salazar, Lori Azzolino, Lucia Segovia, Mauricio Ramirez, Mayette Ignacio, Michelle Ramirez, Paul Schorr, Paul Yang, Robin Mayoff and Shirley DiMercurio.

A free artist reception will be held on June 28th from 2-4 PM. The Antioch Historical Society and the Sports Legends Museums are located at 1500 West 4th Street, in downtown Antioch. For more information visit www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

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Antioch’s Independence Day Celebration, Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Exciting old fashion kids games, contest, concert series, carnival rides, games, inflatables, roller skating, parade exhibits and more!

Mark your calendar for this year’s Celebrate Antioch Foundation’s Independence Day Celebration on Frida, July 4th, at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch.

The foundation has created a new partnership with the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds for a fun-filled day of events for citizens of all ages. This celebration is the perfect place to enjoy live entertainment, exciting old fashion kids games, delicious food, carnival rides, inflatables, and exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment and FREE of charge! The annual 4th of July parade starting at 11 AM in beautiful downtown Antioch on 2nd street.

The celebration will then continue at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. Main stage entertainment starts at 1 PM with a concert series featuring Gospel music from Zion’s Den, a collaboration of churches, a Rock & Roll/Country band, Rosemarie & Rhythm Riders at 2:30 PM, Vocal Ease at 4 PM, and a Jazz/R&B/Motown performance from Ricardo Scales with The Escovedo’s along with many other performances throughout the day. All concerts are FREE. Plus a second community stage with local performers.

While visiting the celebration, enjoy other highlights such as a car show, street performers, old fashion kids games like the three legged race, water balloon toss, egg races, and much more! Plus lots of great prizes. Or hop on a carnival ride, enjoy delicious foods and crafts from local vendors, play in a variety of inflatable jumpies or stroll along the midway and enjoy the view of the spectacular fireworks display starting at approximately 9:15 PM.

For those interested in becoming a vendor, volunteering, or entering in the car show or parade, or want more information on this event please visit the Celebrate Antioch Foundation website on-line at www.CelebrateAntioch.org.

The parade will be starting at 11 AM near the dirt lot at 3rd and A Streets, proceeding down 2nd Street to I Street, around City Hall to 3rd Street and back to the dirt lot. The festivities will then continue at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds where gates will open at 11 AM. Entrance to the event is FREE all day. Parking will be $5. Additional charges will apply to carnival rides, inflatables, etc. No ice chests or food permitted.

The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds is located at 1201 West 10th Street in Antioch.

For more information, visit www.CelebrateAntioch.org or call the Fair Office at (925) 757-4400.

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