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Malibu Guitar Music Festival Announces Lineup

The Malibu Guitar music festival presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars, to be held from April 28 - May 1, has announced its line-up to perform at the 2nd annual event held in Malibu, CA. The artists scheduled to perform include:  Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph, The Empty Hearts, Vintage Trouble, Cody Simpson, Dale Watson, Laurence Juber, Fabrizio Sotti, Marcus Eaton, Michael Hayes, Steve Ferrone with the Kenneth Brian Band, Zepparella and special guest Albert Lee. Additional musicians to be announced. Event proceeds will benefit the following charities Mending Kids, Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and more.

Attendees can purchase early bird ticket here: ticketfly.com/org/6059

The Malibu Guitar Festival is a four-day event launching with an opening night fundraiser on April 28, festival kick-off with Vintage Trouble with special guest Albert Lee on April 29, festival day - main event at Malibu Village followed by The Malibu All-Star Jam on April 30 and closing with a special guitar brunch featuring a “Beatles Gear” presentation, art exhibit and live performances.

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Malibu Guitar Festival co-founder Doug Deluca, a music and guitar lover who lives in Malibu, partnered with good friend John Watkin in an effort to bring a high-level music and entertainment experience to the seaside town. The duo saw an opportunity to bring the community together, by securing globally renowned, award-winning musicians to perform, while also supporting local musicians and giving back to charity. Malibu resident, Steve Ferrone, drummer for Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, was tapped to become the festival’s Music Director.

Deluca is a co-executive producer for Jimmy Kimmel Live and Watkin, a longtime Malibu resident, is co-owner of the Emmy-winning Planet Grande Pictures. Together, they leveraged their collective networks to bring the 2015 inaugural festival to fruition.

“The iconography of the guitar and the backdrop of Malibu are a perfect combination for this beautiful event inspired by a passion for music and a love of community,” said DeLuca. “The artists and supporters that have come together will insure the event’s success and growth well into the future.”

The community and outlying regions have embraced their concept, which was recently awarded with a Malibu Times’ Dolphin Award in recognition of their service, commitment and contribution to Malibu.  The 2015 Malibu Guitar Festival raised more than $30,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, Little Kids Rock and the Malibu Special Education Foundation.

MALIBU GUITAR FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – 6:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
OPENING NIGHT FUNDRAISER AT CASA ESCOBAR MALIBU BEACH:
Evening includes dinner, silent auction and performances by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Albert Lee, Robert Randolph, The Empty Hearts, Fabrizio Sotti, Laurence Juber, Randy Jackson, Steve Ferrone, Kenneth Brian Band; photo exhibit by renowned rock photographer Robert Knight. The event benefits Mending Kids, Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and more.

Ticket info: ticketfly.com/event/1100103

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – 9:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.
FESTIVAL KICK-OFF CONCERT AT CASA ESCOBAR MALIBU BEACH:
With Vintage Trouble and special guest Albert Lee, Laurence Juber and The Maze with Michelle Wolf. More to be announced.

Ticket info: ticketfly.com/event/1095683

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 – 12:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
FESTIVAL DAY - THE MAIN EVENT AT MALIBU VILLAGE AT CROSS CREEK ROAD
Featuring performances by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph, The Empty Hearts, Cody Simpson, Fabrizio Sotti, Dale Watson, Michael Hayes, Laurence Juber, Marcus Eaton, Kenneth Brian Band with Steve Ferrone, Zeparella.

Ticket info: ticketfly.com/event/1095697

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 – 10:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.
THE MALIBU ALL STAR JAM AT CASA ESCOBAR MALIBU BEACH
Featuring special guest performances to be announced

Ticket info: ticketfly.com/event/1095705

*The Malibu Guitar Festival is offering a weekend pass at an “Early Bird” rate, which offers access to the festival kick-off concert at Casa Escobar (4/29); to Festival Day - Main Event (4/30) at Malibu Village; and to the Malibu All Star Jam immediately following at Casa Escobar.  Both general admission and VIP access packages are available.  For more information, visit ticketfly.com/event/1095749

SUNDAY, MAY 1 10:00AM – 3:00PM
GUITAR BRUNCH
Closing festival event features a “Beatles Gear” presentation by musician/author Andy Babiuk, from his critically acclaimed book, which is the first to tell the full story of how the Beatle’s made their music, detailing exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards were used at key points of their revolutionary career. Additional highlights include an art exhibit curated by Robert Knight featuring exclusive photos of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, among others, and a performance of Beatles songs by Wing’s guitarist Laurence Juber.

More to be announced.

For more information, visit malibuguitarfestival.com.