Catalina Island’s Musical Line up for Fall & Winter 2016

Since the days of the Big Band era, Catalina Island has been renowned as a destination for entertainment. Modernly, summer concerts have been presented on the waterfront Wrigley Stage by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. This year, the performances keep on going through the fall. From reggae, to jazz and even ukulele and ABBA, there is an offering to get your heart beating and your feet moving. Mark your calendars for the unbelievable line up listed below, and be sure to book your travel early as many of these dates are likely sell outs for island transportation and hotel rooms.

ABBA Tribute by Xceptional Catalina Concerts
Saturday August 27, 2016
8-10 pm
Wrigley Stage & Beer Garden
Free, Family Friendly
Catalinachamber.com
310.510.1520

The Wailers
Saturday September 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Descanso Beach Club
Tickets start at $45 for adults
Visitcatalinaisland.com

As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe.

Catalina Uke Fest/ Annual Catalina Crossing, US Outrigger Association
Musical performances by Taimane Gardner & The Kalama Brothers
Saturday September 10, 2016
1:30 -8:30 pm
Wrigley Stage & Beer Garden
Free, Family Friendly
Catalinachamber.com
310.510.1520

Smooth Jazz at the 58th Annual Catalina Island Art Festival
Xceptional Blues & Jazz Ensemble
Saturday September 17, 2016
8-10 pm
Wrigley Stage & Beer Garden
Free, Family Friendly
Catalinachamber.com
310.510.1520

2nd Annual Catalina Wine Mixer
The Dan Band
Saturday/Sunday September 23-24, 2016
Descanso Beach Club
Tickets Start at $149
Visitcatalinaisland.com

30th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
Brian Culbertson, Boney James, Keiko Matsui, Nick Colionne, Average White Band, Acoustic Alchemy and More!
Various ticket prices and Island Locations
October 13-23, 2016
Jazztrax.com
866.872.9849

3rd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert
Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Location TBD
Friday December 16, 2016
7:00 pm
Free
Catalinamuseum.org
310.510.2414

The Catalina Island Museum’s Annual Holiday Symphony Concert features an ensemble from one of the top universities on the West Coast, the distinguished Stanford Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble, comprised of Stanford University undergraduates, graduate students, and community players, will perform a variety of classical music selections, immediately following the museum’s Holiday Open House.

44th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala
Catalina Island Casino
Live Music, Dinner & Dancing
310.510.1520
Catalinachamber.com/nye
$185 per person

For information on visiting Catalina Island go to www.catalinachamber.com or call 310.510.1520.

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