The summer-long Saturday afternoon concert series will also feature other genres including jazz and Motown.
Concerts are free with admission to the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Info: visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
Perfect Pairings Accompany Jazz Concert
Jazz singer and songwriter Billy Valentine performs Thursday, July 16, during the “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series at the Festival of Arts.
A variety of Kendall-Jackson wines paired with chocolate will be available for sampling during Thursday evening concerts throughout summer through Aug. 27.
The music is free while the wine and chocolate pairings are available to visitors 21 and over for $15 in addition to the regular price of admission.
There is reserved seating for $25 by calling 800 487-3378. More info: www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
Nightclub Act Decamps for Midweek Ranch Show
The Tim Gill All-Stars and a special guest vocalist perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, outdoors at the Ranch, 31106 S. Coast Highway.
Gill’s act combines love songs, humor, and inventive original material, creating a fresh twist on a Vegas-style crooner. He will be joined by a big band and vocalist Adryon de LeonConcert tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door, which includes valet parking; dinner is an additional $26.50 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets: www.lagunabeachlive.org or phone 800 595-4849.
Concert Band Returns to Festival Grounds
University scientist and woodwind player James McGaugh will be the featured clarinet soloist in the Laguna Concert Band performance at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the Festival of Arts.
The 70-piece band’s musical salute to veterans will also include a guest performance by 9-year-old vocalist Sydney Haik and Laguna Beach Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow directing “God Bless America.” Band tuba player Charlie Warren arranged many of the numbers. McGaugh, who serves on the band’s board and plays saxophone in the Swing Society, is a brain researcher and professor at UC Irvine.