We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention will be taking place on Saturday, August 8th, 9am to 8pm, at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge in Garden Grove, California! Please note the venue change this year!
Once again we have assembled an amazing lineup and have continued our tradition of hosting international bands. This year we have the incredible King of Fuzz Guitar, Davie Allan, celebrating the 50th year of his musical career! We have two bands from Spain: The Longboards and Els A-phonics (who knocked them dead at the Surfer Joe Festival in June). Also on the bill are California legends The Eliminators, the young and brash traditionalists The Volcanics, and the new hotrod surf band Boss Fink (featuring members of The Ghastly Ones and the Huntington Cads). Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia we have the progressive instrumental band Moonbase. From a time and place unknown we have the sci-fi stylings of The TomorrowMen. And it wouldn’t be a true surf guitar convention without the legendary Paul “Mr. Moto” Johnson of the groundbreaking 60’s band The Belairs. Finally we have an all-star tribute to Jim Messina and The Jesters featuring John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders) and Ivan Pongracic (The Space Cossacks, The Madeira).
Also new this year will be a live broadcast and stream courtesy of KFJC and Cousin Mary! KFJC will be broadcasting on 89.7 FM in the Los Altos Hills area as well as streaming audio and video on the ‘net at kfjc.org!
Be sure to get there early for the SG101 members jam (see the links below to sign up).
Once again here is the lineup followed by the venue details:
Davie Allan and the Arrows (50th Anniversary show) (USA)
The Eliminators (USA/So. Cal.)
Els A-phonics (Spain)
The Longboards (Spain)
The Volcanics (USA/So. Cal.)
The TomorrowMen (USA/Nor. Cal.)
Boss Fink (USA/So. Cal.)
MoonBase (USA/Atlanta, Ga.)
Paul Johnson and Friends
Jim Messina and the Jesters Tribute
SG101 Member’s Jam
Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue
Garden Grove, Ca. 92843
Doors open at 9am, music begins at 10am and runs to 8pm. Cost is $30 at the door. The Elks Lodge is an all-ages, family friendly venue that will have food and beverage available all day!
In addition to the music we’ll have vendors selling surf music and surf related items. Check out these raffle items thanks to our generous sponsors:
An Eastwood Guitar
A Fender Strat courtesy of Paul “ColtsSurf” Wayne
A Nocturne guitar effects pedal
Items from Caveman Music, Dionysus Records, Double Crown Records
A DVD and T-Shirt from Reverb Junkies
CDs, shirts, and merchandise from the various bands
D’Addario Accessory Bundle
Surfy Bear FET Reverb Kit
Much, much more!
For more information please see the Facebook Event Page