If you are feelin’ like a Carnival….get out of LA early and head to Fountain Valley….

The FountainFri-June27-FountainValleyFestflyer Valley Summerfest Committee, in partnership with the City of Fountain Valley is launching its 6th annual community celebration called “Fountain Valley Summerfest” to be held tonight at the Fountain Valley Sports Park at Brookhurst and Heil.

This 4-day celebration will include carnival rides, food and beverage booths, game booths, local entertainment, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, live music, beer/wine garden, Live Sports Tent, the Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show, and the K9 Fest event.

There will be bands all weekend long. It started Thursday, so be sure to check the website.

Tonight Friday….at 5:00 pm…a “Santana Tribute” kicks it off, followed by “Upstream” and then “The Country Legends” will headline the eventing (yeah…that’s my Country Tribute band). So come on by.

For  more info about the entire weekend…see our Upcoming Events Page.

Ilowres-CountryLegends-photondividual Ride Tickets: $1.25; Sheet of 20 Tickets: $20 (Save $5); Sheet of 32 Tickets: $25 (Save $15);

All day Carnival Rides Wristbands: At the event, Ride Wristbands are $2; At the event, Ride Wristbands are $2; Purchase Pre-sale Wristbands online and at the Recreation Center (Cash Only).

What: Fountain Valley SummerFest
Where: 16400 Brookhurst, Fountain Valley, 92708
When: Country Legends play – 9:30 pm 11:00pm
Website: http://bit.ly/1mB3Eg1

In Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E invites you to the opening reception of the first annual “iART: Group Show.”

TFri-June27-haleARTShe current digital age has created a whole new medium for artists to capture moments and create unique compositions. The iART show at haleARTS will feature a selection of local emerging artists exploring the boundaries of mobile devices to create limited edition fine art prints.

Featured artists include: Alon Goldsmith, Francine Fanali, Jennifer Smucker, Chris Blough and Mark Gantt. Most works will be archival digital prints, framed and ready to hang – priced from $195 and up.

Enjoy white wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: June 27th – July 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: www.halearts.com

In Pasadena…The California Art League hosts a reception at the Historic Blinn House, The Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Ave.,
Pasadena, CA 91011) from 6-8pm.  http://www.californiaartleague.org

In Glendale…Brand Library & Art Center (1601 W. Mountain St.), offers it’s Plaza series tonight from 7-9pm. http://glendaleartsandculture.com/

Also in Santa Monica….

** Kat and the Blues Hounds will NOT be playing tonight at Sonny McLean’s. My oher band (Country Legends) is playing the SummerFest gig…but we’ve got a GREAT band filling in for us….Zip Dagger’s Blue Buzz

Fri-June27-Sonnys-ZipDagger-BlueBuzzEnjoy some live music at Sonny McLeans with Zip Dagger’s Blue Buzz!

Blue Buzz is the Blues and Classic Rock incarnation of award-winning multi-instrumentalist Zip Dagger. Featuring Zip on guitar and vocal, backed by electric bass and drums, Blue Buzz is an innovative amalgam of Electric Blues, 60’s Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Funk, and Fusion. Hints of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton’s Cream-era material, and Frank Zappa intermingle through reworked versions of classic blues hits and hidden treasures from the psychedelic rock renaissance of the late 60’s. Zip Dagger won awards in the 2013 and 2014 Houston Texas Art Car Parades (the world’s largest Art Car event), winning “Best Performance” in 2013 and “Best Music” in 2014 in performances each year in front of record-setting parade audiences of over 300,000.

What: Live Music
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica
When: 9:15 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/