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Happy to announce a new, small, scorching hot surf festival in the south of the Netherlands: Sunburn Surf Fest will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in Tilburg.
The first surf bands making up the lineup so far:
= THE KRONTJONG DEVILS =
Back to being a quintet, these veterans of the Dutch surf scene really need no introduction. Marvellous instrumental surf music, straight from 'Groningen Surf City'… and the stars.
= BARÍTON LOCO =
Ghent's Baríton Loco brings some mean twangy guitars, piercing bass, raw driving drums and with an edge of fuzz. Not for the faint of heart.
= THE MALBEHAVERS =
From the beaches of Tilburg, these locals like to throw a sonic beach party, inspired by their surf heroes.
More to come!
Sunburn Surf Fest – Scorching hot surf music
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, Netherlands
Check out https://sunburn.surf/ for more announcements.
Three days of the greatest surf bands on the planet! A weekend full of music, lifestyle merchandise and food truck cuisine! A hotel weekender with everything under one roof! (and free parking)
FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage:
7 pm Doors open Crystal Ballroom
8 pm Tikiyaki Orchestra
9:30 Satan's Pilgrims
SATURDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage
11AM Movie Screening: The Sound Of The Surf with John Blair
12:10PM Q&A with John Blair
1:30PM Paul Johnson
2:30PM Sir Bald Diddley AKA Hipbone Slim
3:30PM The Concussions
4:30PM Deke Dickerson Plays Link Wray
6:30PM The Charades
7:30PM The Irradiates
8:30PM The Volcanos
9:30PM Pollo Del Mar
10:30PM The Bomboras
SUNDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage
11AM Seminar: Surf in the 80’s with Jonpaul Balak & John Blair
12:00Noon Surfguitar101.com Members’ Jam
2:00PM Waves Of Steele
3:00PM Tiki Creeps
4:00PM A Tribute To Bob Dalley and The Surf Raiders
5:00PM The Hellbenders
6:00PM The Eliminators
7:00PM Surf Kings
8:00PM Messer Chups
Bands appearing on the international Crystal Ballroom stage over the weekend:
Satan’s Pilgrims (Portland)
The Bomboras (Los Angeles)
Deke Dickerson as Link Wray (SoCal)
Messer Chups (Russia)
TikiYaki Orchestra (SoCal)
The Charades (Finland)
Sir Bald Diddley( England)
The Irradiates (France)
Pollo Del Mar (San Francisco)
The Volcanos (Detroit)
The Hellbenders (Detroit)
The Eliminators (Orange County)
Paul Johnson (60s surf pioneer/South Bay)
The Concussions (Grand Rapids)
The Surf Kings (Oceanside)
The Reventlos (Costa Mesa)
Tiki Creeps (Los Angeles)
Waves Of Steele (Antelope Valley)
Rocketfish (Huntington Beach)
Bob Dalley / The Surf Raiders tribute (Utah)
Return of the SG101 member jam.
ALSO - lifestyle vendors and much more...
This will be our 14TH such gathering honoring the legacy of "the biggest selling & most popular band in the history of recorded music!"
The (12) hour event (9 AM- 9PM) features all-day music, special guests, memorabilia & sale tables, a silent auction & a dinner buffet!
For the past several years, THE WILSON & BOGLE FAMILIES, longtime business manager FIONA TAYLOR & BOB SHADE of Hallmark Guitars have graced us with their presence. This year THE VENTURES themselves hope to tie in a fest appearance with several lined-up gigs nearby!
Co-founder DON WILSON sadly passed away in January of last year & we honored his own legacy last year at the fest with a 'Don Wilson Remembered' theme. In previous years- we did the same for legendary guitarists' Nokie Edwards & Gerry McGee. Don's son TIM will be onboard this year as a co-cordinator of the event & together we've chosen the theme:
THE VENTURES FOREVER!
In the months ahead- Tim will be reaching out to those musicians who were an 'integral' part of The Ventures legacy over the years: JOHN DURRILL, JOE BARILE, GEORGE BABBITT, HARVEY WICKLAND & DEKE DICKERSON to name a few with invites to what we hope turns into 'our gandest fest ever!'
Its early yet in regards to setting an 'exact' cover charge for the fest this year! We'll be in the process of gauging interest over the next few months but be advised that we're usually in the $70-$80 range for the day which includes breakfast, lunch & dinner!
Every year- for those unable to attend- we offer post fest pkgs, that can include the 'commemorative T-shirt & program &/or DVD SETS capturing all the festivities. Items are priced separately & $$$ totals count toward expenses! We encourage support in some form if you opt out of attending!
Our ID CARD for this year is attached (front & back). Contact info is included to clarify info within or to inquire about any of the fest goodies
available as a 'form of support!'
In the middle of russian terrorist aggression 5 super cool Ukrainian surf bands will gather this Saturday in Ukrainian capital Kyiv to play some surf and support Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom. Join, listen, enjoy and donate (if you wish)! All the funds will go to our 100% trusted fund DC Charity Foundation and will be used for buying electric generators and powerbanks for Ukraine.
Stream link will be available on Saturday in the corresponding forum topic and in FB event.
Ticket and venue information: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5366046/agent-orange--sacramento-harlows
After a 2 year hiatus, the annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention returns!
Come celebrate surf music with fellow fanatics at one of Los Angeles's most historic and interesting venues--the Hollywood American Legion Post 43!
Enjoy food and drink and shop at an unprecedented surf music and gear marketplace while listening to some of the best international, national and local bands, right in the heart of Hollywood, CA!
Surfer Joe (Livorno, Italy)
The Nebulas (Providence, R.I.)
The Volcanics (So Cal)
The Mach IV (Nor Cal)
The Scimitars (So Cal)
Tribute to Richard Podolor
Be sure to check out the official website www.sg101convention.com for all the details!
Our (13th) such gathering of 'stalwart' Ventures fans The World Over will be held SATURDAY OCTOBER 8TH from 9 AM-9 PM.
BALLROOM AT THE PHOENIX 1661 Mill Road, Upper Chichester, Pa.
Cover charge for the day's activities is $75 & includes breakfest, lunch & dinner, all day music, memorabilia & sale item tables & a silent auction!
The theme for this year's event is: TOGETHER IN HEAVEN as we pay tribute to co-founder rhythm guitarist DON WILSON! On hand as special guests will be members of The Wilson & Bogle Families, Ventures business manager Fiona Taylor & Bob Shade of Hallmark Guitars. There's also a good chance a couple current Ventures band members join in the festivities!
For those comin' from afar- hotel accomodations have been set up at the BRADYWINE PLAZA HOTEL in Claymont, Delaware!
If you're unable to attend- please consider 'support' in some form whether purchasing a 'comemorative' T-shirt, program &/or post DVD SET. More details & questions answered by direct e-mail: TABALT11@YAHOO.COM!
I like to say this often- "It only takes attending (1) Ventures fan fest to get hooked for many more!"
Lyric & Lecture, an Illinois-based educational and musical talent agency and event producer, announces the first annual Third Coast Surf Fest to take place at the Waukegan Harbor & Marina on Saturday, July 9, 2022. This one-day music festival will showcase regional and national bands that perform Surf Rock as well as British Invasion, American Rockabilly and Garage Rock music.
“Over the past couple of years, my production partner Sandra Reese and I have discovered an amazing number of talented musicians who rock out intense surf guitar rhythms and other extremely danceable music that invokes the early 1960s vibe and culture,” says Lynette Foss, founder of Lyric & Lecture. “We wanted to showcase the vast talent that the Midwest’s Third Coast has to offer while helping the environment in some way. Producing a surf music festival benefiting Alliance for the Great Lakes seemed like the perfect way to do that.”
“The Alliance for the Great Lakes is thrilled to be a beneficiary of the Third Coast Surf Fest 2022. The Great Lakes are our region’s most precious resource and we applaud the fest’s organizers for raising awareness about the need to protect the lakes and celebrating all that we love about them,” said Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier.
The festival’s venue, Waukegan Harbor & Marina, offers a beautiful lakefront marina that includes a promenade, public park, yacht club, music stage, nearby public beach and slips to accommodate craft of any size. The Marina is owned by the Waukegan, Illinois Port District. Concerts will take place on the stage at Green Town on the Rocks, a venue located within the Harbor property. In addition, the Waukegan Yacht Club is transforming itself into a Tiki Bar with Tiki market and vintage car owners will be able to display their vehicles in the parking lot adjacent to the Yacht Club.
After 2 cancelations due to Covid 19, we finally can announce a new date for Aloha Fest 5! Saturday march 12, 2022! Over the past years Aloha Fest has grown to a steady gathering of surf music fans and it is the biggest indoor (winter) surf festival of Europe!
As always the festival is organized and curated by Aloha Sluts guitar player and concert photographer Arny Raedts (aka ArnyZona). We are lucky to have a lot of support from one of the best concert halls in the Netherlands, for a ‘niche’ genre like surf music. A big thank you to Grenswerk! Like previous editions we have non-stop live music on 2 stages. And we are proud to announce that we can welcome The Tremolo Beer Gut as the headliner this year. Due to popular demand, because Grenswerk concert visitors voted them in to the top 10 of all time greatest live bands (Aloha Fest 2).
So what else is new? Nothing! We still have an on site market, with a record store, thanx to Eddy Lucca (https://surfinsbackagain.shop/). Due to the Covid 19 restrictions we do not know if we can have our regular barbershop and plans for a tattoo parlor and or massage shop are in the closet again
This edition’s line up is (in chronicle order):
Black Django’s (NL, this trio does the Doors version of the Ventures so well, they don’t need a bass player!)
Aloha Sluts (NL, the Dutch answer to Link Wray, only the guitar player is a bit uglier)
The Surfbeat Club (NL & B, traditional reverb drenched surf from a bunch of rocknroll outlaws)
Los Venturas (B, gogo…. Ehm gogo…. Yes…. gogo and shake your booty!)
Thee Andrew Surfers (B, legendary trio that is half of Fifty Foot Combo. They don’t play that much any more, so this is some kind of reunion)
The Tremelo Beer Gut (DK, doing an exclusive stop over show on their way to SXSW, Austin. Only that Yebo can visit his favorite wine bar in Venlo on his birthday. Please don’t tell him that Bert, the bar owner, has him on the ‘no entrance’ list! Thanx a lot Martin!)
For new visitors: Venlo is a town on the border of Germany and the Netherlands. There are several airports in less than an hour away (Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Weeze, Maastricht-Aachen, Bonn-Cologne). The venue Grenswerk, is located in the historic center of Venlo, on the banks of the river Meuse. There are several hotels (Hotel Puur, a small boutique hotel, is the closest and cheapest) in 10 minutes walking distance. Please note that parking in Venlo can be expensive, but most hotels offer free parking spaces. Oh and then there is Sounds Record Store, only a 5 minute walk from the venue. The biggest independent record store in the Netherlands and the favorite of Lorenzo (Surfer Joe) and JonPaul Balak. They have a great little restaurant in the back, with a nice lunch menu too!
Need more info, just contact me….
Aloha Fest 5 - an evening of european surf culture
Saturday, March 12 maart 2022
Location: Grenswerk, Peperstraat 10, Venlo, Netherlands
Open: 19:00 uur
Presale: 15,- Euros
Door: 17,50 Euros
A great annual event - it starts at 1 pm, and we'll be playing from 3 to 4:30. Two other outstanding bands: Turntable Revue, and Tenth Mountain Division.