Promoting education, preservation & restoration of the natural & cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks
The Old Grove Festival
September 14, 2013
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Tickets available at the gate of the theater at 4:30 on
September 14, 2013.
The AnnualOld Grove Festival takes place at the historic Redwood Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods SNR. This beautiful open-air theatre was built in the 1930s. Concerts and theatrical events took place there for decades until the theater was closed in the 1980s out of concern for natural resource protection. In 2006, the theater was reopened for limited use. Event reservations are limited to alleviate environmental impacts and due to parking limitations.
The Old Grove Festival features an outstanding variety of musical and theatrical productions that help Stewards raise funds to support our educational and stewardship programs, as well as, continued advocacy for ALL State Parks.
2013 8th Annual Old Grove Festival - "A Ramble in the Redwoods" A cross generational musical happening featuring a revolving cast of Bay Area musical talent.
Houston Jones with special guest Jason Crosby - Show Starts at 6pm High Octane Americana group Houston Jones is one of the best acoustic american roots groups in the business! "Jason Crosby shines on keys, trumpet, and violin, and his playing and writing combines the eclectic flair and sophistication of the new Southern fusion."
Carlos Reyes who was to be our guest soloist has been drafted by the Obama Administration to play at the White House for events leading up to this year's National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. He regrets missing our event this year.
We're pleased to announce that Carlos will be replaced by the talented multi-instrumentalist, Jason Crosby. Concert goers will be treated to Jason showing off his musical chops as he accompanies the cast of Ramble musicians.
Over the last decade, Jason has been a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the Susan Tedeschi Band, among others. Over the last few years, Crosby has played with Carlos Santana, Phil Lesh, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews in various configurations. His discography is equally as impressive with appearances on Anastasia’s multil-platinum hit “Freak of Nature” to Tedeschi’s Grammy Nominated “Wait for Me”, among others.
Having shared the stage with B.B. King and The Rolling Stones, Crosby is no stranger to the forces of music that have defined the musical scene for decades; and we're pleased to welcome him to the Old Grove Stage.
Other Featured Guests:
Shana Morrison - (Daughter of Van Morrison)
“With a smooth, elastic voice and a style that lands between jazz chanteuse and rock chick, Morrison has won an enthusiastic following.”
Alexander Nelson - (Jackie Greene's younger brother) Acclaimed California singer/songwriter and guitarist, Alexander Nelson, 24, established Walking Spanish as the band’s front man when he was a teenager. “…Nelson’s almost-British Isles romantic sensibility aligns with Americana instrumentation. Mix in his keening, Western United States savored articulation, and the band’s ability to give dramatic surge, this music raises the bar in Sacramento.”
Teresa Tudury Hold on to your seats as Teresa Tudury takes you on a musical journey of wild and powerful songs and stories from the depths of her incredibly rich and inspiring repertoire.
Teresa Tudury is an absolute original. From her San Francisco roots to the Greek Islands to New York and LA, she wakes up the music scene. Teresa creates a loyal following and rave reviews wherever she performs.
Our world is richer with such a rare talent in our midst.
David Luning David Luning's debut americana/rock album, "Just Drop on By", has been called "a gritty, joyful, soulful piece of Americana", "a phenomenal experience" and "an album you'll want to revisit again and again". David himself has been called "one of those exceedingly rare talents who deserves your full attention." He is an independent artist who is getting nationwide radio play! He is climbing the Americana and Roots Music Charts and he is heading out on a nationwide tour with his band!
Jim 'n Kathy Ocean
“Ocean consistently skewers modern life in the USA. The songs are smart, as well as clever, but avoid the novelty stance of going for cheap laughs. Instead, they get under the skin of contemporary facades and relationships. Music for our times”
– Garth Johnson, Victory Music Review, Seattle
PERFORMANCE TIMES: 4:30 - Gates open, Great Feast, including wine/beer bar, get a sneak peak at the show during sound checks. 6:00 - Opener, 7:00 Headliners
DIRECTIONS: From River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd
ADMISSION: Each show—General: $25.00, Children (5-12): $10.00 (One child up to age 12 will be admitted free with one paying adult); Preferred seating: $40, Redwood Circle: $60 includes a wine or beer glass and beverage. TICKETS: Reservations are now on sale. This is a ticket-less event - your name will be placed on a reservation list at the gate. Tickets are non-refundable however they are transferable (use the name the tickets were issued under or email firstname.lastname@example.org to change the name on your reservation).Tickets will be on sale through our office until Thursday, September 12th at 4:00 pm at 707-869-9177.Online ticket sales will continue until 5:00 pm Thursday, September 12th. After that, if tickets are still available they can be purchased at the gate on the day of the show beginning at 4:30. Check back for up-to-date information.
SEATING: First come, first serve in section purchased (Reserved seats for group purchases) The benches are wooden. You might want to bring a pad to sit on for your comfort.
PARKING: Parking and shuttle service is provided. (Walking up to ¾ mile may be required; bring flashlights, seat cushions & warm clothes; shuttles provided for those in need). Shuttle service begins 1/2 hour before the gates open.
Those with special needs should call (707) 869-9177 for specific parking information.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Food, beverages, including wine and beer will be sold. Picnics are welcome, however no alcohol may be brought into the theater.Purchase Pre-sale Meal tickets early as they may sell out.
Dogs and other domesticated pets are not allowed in the theater area. Smoking is prohibited in the theater.
The Old Grove Pre-sale Meal
Tickets will be on sale for Pre-sale Meal on July 1st. In order to facilitate a timely serving schedule, guests will be able to purchase tickets for 1/2 hour time slots during which can must pick up their food. Meal tickets will be available at Will-Call on the day of the show.
PRE-SALE MENU OPTIONS
Tri-tip or Portabello Mushroom sandwich with Thai cabbage salad. $15 per person
Sausages/Hot Dogs Galore - Meat and Veggie and multilple condiments available Thai Cabbage Salad - with or without chicken Desserts
Reservation Information - This a ticket-less event
Note: This is a ticketless event, which means that your name will be on a reservation list at the gate. Please bring your email receipt for verification. Tickets are limited and non-refundable; however, they are transferable. Email email@example.com to change the name on your reservation.
In Person or by Phone - Tickets can be purchased at the Stewards office at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve or by phone. Please call (707) 869-9177 for hours and directions.
Festival Producers - The Old Grove Festival is produced by Jim and Kathy Ocean of Community Concerts.
2013 SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS
Stewards is very grateful to the following Special Event Sponsors. Their generosity helps us bring you these special events! Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. CLICK ON THE SPONSOR LOGO TO GET TO THEIR WEB SITE.
Thanks to Sonoma Uncorked for advertising our events on their website. A great resource for Sonoma events, information about Sonoma wineries and much more!
DAN HICKS AND THE HOT LICKS
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls "Folk Jazz".
The lyrics of his songs range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch.
Dan's irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life. He's a snappy dresser, too.
Solid Air is a music group based north of San Francisco, led by co-founders Allegra Broughton (vocals, guitar), an Sam Page (vocals, bass, baritone slide guitar), native Californians who have been performing their blend of rootsy originals and eclectic covers together for over twenty years at fairs, festivals, clubs, concert stages and coffeehouses. They have eight albums, including the excellent Grammy-nominated CD Solid Air: Allegra Broughton & Sam Page, Jackalope Records (Aug. 2007)
The Mighty Chiplings The Mighty Chiplings began as a solo venture on the streets of Sebastopol. Marshall Thiessen and his banjo were soon joined by twin brother David on mandolin, a close friend Jesse Fichman on guitar, and last but not least another buddy Adrian Shader on the fiddle. A local legend, Chip Dunbar, coached the rowdy 11 year olds into the makings of a band. When Chip unexpectedly passed away, the name he dubbed them with stuck in memorial and the Mighty Chiplings were born.
Gordon and D'Orazi When the talents of two accomplished performers "collide", the outcome can certainly be fantastic! The blending of Vikki's and Robby's natural musicianship "clicked" like magic and they started creating unique tunes in an effortless manner. The songs you will hear are mostly originals presented in the Folk, Country, Blues, Rock, Pop and other unique styles.