Beats Ring in White House’s 95th Year

The Lolly Allen jazz quartet leads off a month of special performances at the White House.

The Lolly Allen jazz quartet leads off a month of special performances at the White House.

One of Laguna Beach’s oldest restaurants, the White House, celebrates its 95th year with a month of special musical performances beginning Tuesday, April 16, with the Lolly Allen jazz quartet and drummer Paul Kreibich.

Kreibich, who performed with Ray Charles, will be performing from 6 to 9 p.m. alongside Lolly Allen on vibes and pianist Tom Owens, who recorded with Frank Sinatra.

A Bob Marley tribute featuring Maxi Priest’s guitar player and band kicks off the week with reggae on Monday, April 15.

A new band called The Project featuring several local artists gets the spotlight on Wednesday, April 17.

On Thursday, April 18, Bacon Strip Smackdown plays alternative and punk.

The Gnarly Bro’s reunion takes place Friday, April 19, a local band started at Laguna Beach High School. Its band members spun off several new groups that also will be featured at the White House, owned for 31 years by Laguna Niguel’s George Catsauras.

Lolly Allen

Lolly Allen

Nick Hernandez and A.D.D. perform April 26 followed by Party Foul, tentatively on May 3.

“The Gnarly Bros was hard to put together since tragically the original bass player passed away over 10 years ago,” said promoter Tony Cox. “I feel this is a great local story as well as great shows. I hope the local people enjoy it.”

Flashback Heart Attack, an ‘80s tribute band, performs Saturday April 20.

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