The airing of the recorded live concert will mark the theater's first performance since March, when the entire 2020 entertainment schedule was delayed or canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
The Doublewide Kings are known for their unique blend of original music and cover tunes centered in roots-rock, Americana, country-blues and the glory days of ‘70s FM radio, a spokesperson said.
“These guys have quite a following, and we’re going to provide a safe and comfortable way for their fans and, hopefully, some new fans to get their fix of the Doublewide Kings,” said Theaterfest Executive Director Scott Coe.
Bandleader Palmer Jackson Jr., a resident of Montecito and a native of the Santa Ynez Valley, explained that much like everyone else, the band has been "sidelined for awhile."
The Solvang Theaterfest has received a contribution of $150,000 from the Hans Skytt Family Charitable Unitrust, benefiting the theater's ongoing capital campaign, "IMAGINE! Building the Future."
"This opportunity to literally ‘get the band back together' will be therapeutic and a heck of a lot of fun," Jackson said. "We’ll bring just as much energy as if we were in front of a sold-out house. We feed off each other's musical energy whatever the situation."
Tickets are $25 per household and can be purchased at solvangtheaterfest.org.
On Nov. 2, the PCPA kicked off the Young People's Project "Theatre Enrichment" and "Scenography & Stagecraft" workshop series. The two program series are being offered to students 10 to 16 years of age.
Longtime Santa Barbara County philanthropist, vintner, businessman and retired judge Royce Rutledge Lewellen died Wednesday in Santa Barbara. …
Lisa André covers local news and lifestyles for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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