“Way Over Yonder,” a two day music festival kicks off tonight at the Santa Monica Pier. Now in its second year, the event is presented by the famed Newport Folk Festival® and will feature over twenty acts.

Featuring more than 20 acts on tWayOverYonder-SQ-flyerwo stages, the second annual Way Over Yonder wil continue tomorrow.

Featuring:  Jackson Browne · Local Natives · Lucinda Williams · Chris Robinson Brotherhood · The Lone Bellow · Heartless Bastards · The Lone Bellow · The Lone Bellow · Houndmouth · Moses Sumney · The Barr Brothers   Bootstraps ·  Linda Perhacs · Nathaniel Rateliff · Joe Pug · Joe Fletcher · The Wild Reeds · The Far West · Joe Fletcher · Leslie Stevens · Little Hurricane · Lenny Goldsmiths’s New Old

See our Upcoming Events Page for more info about the event. There is also more more line-up info at www.wayoveryonder.net

Two-day passes start at $86 and will include almost 13 hours of music.  All tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com

What: Way Over Yonder
Where: Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Ave and Colorado
When: Friday  September 26 – 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm; Saturday, September 27 – 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Website: www.wayoveryonder.net

Gemini G.E.L. (8365 Melrose Ave., LA,90069), hosts a reception from 6-8pm. http://www.geminigel.com/

FABstudioIn Santa Monica…

FABstudio hosts a closing reception for “Five Artist Show.” Curator, Flavio Alejandro Bisciotti aka FAB, has brought together a wide variety of mediums, such as paintings, sculpture, mixed media and collage in this exhibit.

Artists include: Hadiya Finley, Julienne Johnson, J.J. L’HeureuxStephanie Visser and special guest Javier De Aubeyzon.

For more info oFri-Sept26-FABstudioLAn this exhibition see our Artists & Exhbitions Page.

I also wrote an article about it (prior to the opening) in the Argonaut Newspaper.

What: Closing reception
Where: FABstudio 2001 Main st. SM, 90291 (behind dog town  coffee at main and bay)
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (424) 744-8156
Website:  http://FABstudioLA.com  http://www.bisciotti.com/

In West LA….I wanted to mention its the LAST weekend for “Oneill’s Ghosts” by Jovanka Bach, and directed by John Stark. This is a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, which closes this Sunday September 28. See our Sunday Events Page for info as well as the Odyssey Theatre’s website.

Also in Santa Monica…

Enjoy FREE Blues and some jazz tonight at Sonny McLean’s in Santa Monica. Come on down and party…we always have fun. Don’t forget, you can catch Kat & the Blues Hounds every 4th Friday of each month at Sonnys.

lowres-adj-KatandBluesHounds-Trumpet-Sax-SonnyMcLeansYou never know who will sit in each month!!! Blues Fans…take advantage every 4th Friday (NOT last Friday), Kat and the Blues Hounds perform from 9:15 pm until 12:30 am at this fun Irish Bar, located at 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica…FREE music all night and the Food is fantastic!

We’ve got a great lineup….Bob Crickmore on Keys, John Wiemken on bass, a guest drummer sitting in tonight, with Lucky Wright on sax, Bruce Friedman on Trumpet….plus we have guest musicians scheduled to sit-in as always.

You can find more info and images on facebook. Be sure to LIKE our Kat and the Blues Hounds FB Page.

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: Friday, September 26, 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/   www.kathyleonardo.com