Daily music options at Sawdust

Pirate rock and honky-tonk will be among the sounds heard at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, this week.

Main deck entertainment will be as follows:

Soundbytes will play ‘80s cover tunes from noon to 4:30 p.m. today, followed by Patty Booker and the Players’ honky-tonk from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.


Saturday, Lisa Haley & the Zydekats will bring Krewe/Cajun/Zydeco music to the main deck from noon to 4:30 p.m., followed by La Cat’s smooth reggae from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.

Latin jazz group Benise will be at the main deck from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by The Girls’ light rock from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Flatland Mountain Rock Band will be on the main deck from noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, followed by Audition Night from 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Tuesday, the Rob Eller Band will bring acoustic pop music to the main deck from noon to 4:30 p.m., followed by Dan Yablonka & Bob Hawkins’ soft rock from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.


The Ryan Baxley Trio will perform acoustic folk Wednesday from noon to 4:30 p.m., followed by Satin Blue jazz and blues from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Bad Jack & Bloody Kate will bring pirate rock and roll to the main deck from noon to 4:30 p.m., followed by Paige Aufhamer’s new acoustic music from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.

The Sawdust Art Festival runs through Sept. 2, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, call (949) 494-3030 or visit

Blues quartet at Festival of Arts

The Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, will host its Sunday Blues Fest from 2 to 4 p.m. July 22, featuring the John Heussenstamm Blues Quartet.

Patrons who arrive between 1and 2 p.m. will also enjoy a cooking demonstration by chefs from throughout the county, who will share some of their favorite recipes for the summer.

Admission to the Blues Fest is free with the purchase of a festival ticket. Patrons are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the blues and art on the festival grounds.


On Wednesday, the festival will have Youth Arts Education Workshops from noon to 2 p.m.; classes are open to kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is limited to 20 children at each session, with pre-registration required; there is a small materials fee of $10 per child. To register your child, call (949) 494-1145 and speak with Reception.

Puppet shows will also take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m. during each Youth Arts Education Day.

Thursdays, the festival has its Jazz & Wine Tasting Series from 5 to 8 p.m. A $7 fee is required to participate in wine tasting, plus Festival of Arts admission. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

This week, Greg Vail will perform smooth jazz.

For more information, call (949) 494-1145 or visit

Concert Band performs

The Art-A-Fair, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, features live music every Thursday through Sunday on its newly christened Piazza Venezia stage at the front of the grounds.

Lagunans with I.D. are admitted free every day of the week.


Every Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m, DJ Inniss will spin Latin grooves while impromptu salsa dancing happening.

In conjunction, Tivoli Too will offer margaritas in the Gazebo.

2 AZZ 1 will perform upbeat jazz and vocals from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by the Surftones’ beach rock sounds from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Laguna Beach Concert Band will have a big band concert from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, followed by Timberlines’ bluegrass from 4 to 7 p.m.

Thursday will be “m-ART-ini Night,” during which graduate students from the Cal State Long Beach Opera Institute will present popular opera excerpts and show tunes.

Free art workshops are also taught by exhibiting artists seven days a week between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Workshops include watercolor painting, comic drawing, gourd painting, basics jewelry making, and painting a Venetian mask.

The Art-A-Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit or call (949) 494-4514.