Music

Claude Bourbon Plays His Medieval & Spanish Blues Live in Occidental June 23

 Sunday June 23 @ 5 pm. Occidental Center for the Arts presents Claude Bourbon – Medieval & Spanish Blues. French/Swiss classically trainedfinger-picking acoustic guitarist and singer based in U.K. has travelled the world over offering his  unique fusion of blues, jazz, classical guitar and his own soulful vocals with Middle Eastern, Russian, Spanish/Latin elements and a dash of folk. Don’t miss this(…)

Zulu Spear Band at Occidental Center for the Arts Friday

Friday July 19@ 7:30 pm.Zulu Spear Band: Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute! at Occidental Center for the Arts. Award-winning South African band who pioneered the World Beat music of the 80’s bring their vibrant alternative world/reggae/blues/jazz merged with traditional South African rhythms and dancers to our stage in celebration of Nelson Mandela. Founding member Gideon Bendile leads the(…)

Moonalice Live at Occidental Center for the Arts

Friday May 24 @ 7:30 pm. An Evening with Moonalice at Occidental Center for the Arts!Moonalice is a psychedelic roots-rock band of seasoned musicians Pete Sears, John Molo, Barry Sless and Roger McNamee, who feel that live music should be a communal experience. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a(…)

Occidental Choir Celebrates 40 Years with May Concerts

The Occidental Community Choir, under the direction of Sarah Saulsbury, joyfully continues our 40th anniversary celebration with a series of concerts exploring the healing alchemy of singing in community. Through storytelling, poetry, tap-dancing microbes et al, and featuring the original songs for which the choir has become well-loved, the Spring program promises to deliver sweet and soulful(…)

GLAAD Accepting Applications for the 2019 Rising Stars Grants

The GLAAD Rising Stars Grant Program celebrates young people’s commitment to accelerating LGBTQ acceptance within their communities and culture at large. The grant, named after trailblazer and out country music star, Ty Herndon, is offered to support young people for their commitment to enhancing LGBTQ inclusion and representation in music. The recipient of the Ty Herndon Rising Stars Grant will receive $2,500(…)