Written by The Jazz Gypsy
Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
20th Annual KSBR Birthday Bash 2009
Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Unless you been to the KSBR Birthday Bash in Mission Viejo, you�ve probably never seen a standing room only stage filled with A-list jazz artists jamming for four hours. With 50, yes 50, different artists rotating on and off the stage in various all-star configurations, playing each others music and improvising along the way, the audience experiences a once in a lifetime concert because it would be impossible for the music to happen in exactly the same way again.
Per tradition, the artists are revealed one per day on KSBR.org beginning May 1st. However, some extremely special guests cannot be announced prior to the event due to other contractual restrictions. Already announced artists are Greg Adams, Brian Allen, Johnnie Bamont, Michael Paulo, Joey Navarro, Johnny Sandoval, Lee Thornburg, James Wirrick, Bill Cantos, Chieli Minucci, Boney James, Gregg Karukas, Dan Siegel, & Nils.
The 20th Annual Birthday Bash comes as KSBR also celebrates 30 years of bringing jazz to Orange County and as Saddleback College radio station KSBR (88.5 FM) celebrates its 40th anniversary.
The Bash is returning for the 2nd year to the beautifully manicured and spacious grounds at the Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park. Reserved �VIP� seating will again be offered directly in front of the stage, with no change in ticket price from previous years. VIP pass holders will enjoy reserved parking immediately adjacent to the venue, new banquet facilities for an enhanced pre-Bash dining experience, a larger stage for better sight lines, and more space in the VIP area for increased leg and elbow-room. VIP Platinum and Gold seats are priced at $175 and $100.General Admission Lawn Seating is $45. Although the Bash always has a variety of delectable food for sale, fans may bring their own food & drinks.
Tickets may be purchased at www.KSBR.org or at the Saddleback College Box Office, (949) 582-4656. For VIP & Gold tickets call (949) 582-4501.
The Jazz Gypsy Tip: From experience, seasoned Bash attendees know that year after year artists of legendary status perform at the Bash but can't be announced prior to the event . So, get your tickets early b/c you'll be blown away when the final line-up is announced.