Laguna Beach Live! is proud to present Bluegrass & BBQ with
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT
"One of the most promising bands on the Bluegrass scene" - CMT Edge
"Slices of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and even a little bit of Rock & Roll" - Billboard
Enjoy a delightful afternoon of incredible bluegrass music and delicious BBQ
Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach
Concert 5-7pm, Doors open at 4pm for BBQ and social hour
Concert Only Tickets: Adult: $20 advance, $25 at door, Child: (12 and under) $10 advance, $13 at door.
VIP tickets are available in advance only; VIP: $100 includes reserved table seat, concert and BBQ
General admission includes seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Chairs are provided.
Barbecue and beverages will be sold separately. No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
BBQ by GNARLY "Q"
"We bring the smoker to you, you enjoy the flavor of great smoked beach quisine"
Choice of Pulled BBQ Pork, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thigh, Tri Tip of Beef, or Grilled Vegetable Skewer - all plates include country style baked beans (v), baked corn casserole(v) and mango coleslaw(v)
Partnering with us for this event are LAGUNA BEACH BEER COMPANY ESTABLISHED IN 2014 OUT OF A PASSION FOR CRAFT BEER Co-founders and lifelong Laguna Beach residents Brent Reynard and Mike Lombardo spent many afternoons homebrewing, discussing how to turn their love for brewing into a business. After many years and many, many beers, they decided to take the leap and launch Laguna Beach Beer Company in 2014.
They will be serving Second Reef(Blonde Ale)- Light and easy drinking Ale with tons of flavor. 5.4% ABV and Main Tower(Pilsner)- German influenced lager with lightly toasted notes. Perfect for summer day. 5.5% ABV
Also PURPLE CORDUROY a California culture inspired wine company produced by the three Bromigos – Dr. Riptide, SLi Dawg and Brandavi -with a Laguna Beach-to-Lodi connection. Our wines are inspired by our California lifestyle, whether enjoying the beautiful coastline, mountains or the valley between, casual is the operative word.
On offer are Blonde Siren(Sauvignon Blanc)- Flavors of grapefruit, lemon zest, with hints of chamomile and lemongrass. 13.5% ABV and Rose Siren(Rose)- Flavors of ruby red grapefruit, cranberry and a pomegranate finish. 13.5% ABV
About Barefoot Movement:
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone. With two full length albums, an EP of traditional music, several cross-country tours, and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals in the United States already under their belt, the possibilities for this act are endless. The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy, and in September of 2014, they received a Momentum Award, naming them "Band of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Their show is as fun to watch as it is to hear. The smiles on the faces of the band are obvious displays of the joy and excitement they feel when performing and the audience shares in the fun. With effortlessly executed transitions, the pacing between the softer and more vigorous numbers constantly has fans on the edge of their seats.
The "movement" can be traced back to the teen years of singer-songwriter and fiddler Noah Wall, of Oxford, NC. Just as she had begun penning her first compositions, she met mandolinist Tommy Norris their senior year of high school. Convinced of their musical chemistry and driven by mutual ambition, they continued to build the band from the ground up throughout their college careers. While Tommy studied classical music and recording engineering at Western Carolina University, Noah chose East Tennessee State, particularly for their Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program. Here she began to shape her musical identity, under the tutelage of ETSU's renown staff, and found an instrumental home in old time fiddling. With the addition of versatile guitarist and singer Alex Conerly of Hattiesburg, MS in 2013, and most recently, Katie Blomarz of Frankfort, IL on the upright bass, the lineup was complete with all the elements that make up the Barefoot sound: lush harmonies, thoughtful instrumentation, and memorable melodies.
It has now been seven years since The Barefoot Movement took off their shoes and took to the stage. Hard work and talent have taken them from east coast to west, from north to south, and even across the Atlantic Ocean. They have appeared in Country Weekly Magazine, RollingStone.com, CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Their original music was featured on the Outdoor Channel's program "Huntin' the World: Southern Style" and their music video for their popular song "Second Time Around" has been seen nationally on the Zuus Country Network. They have been selected as showcase artists at both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Americana Festival conferences and were first runners up at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival's New Band Competition.
With crowds teeming with enthusiasm at every performance, and new fans joining the fold across the nation, word is surely spreading, and the message is clear: barefoot is better. Won't you join the movement?