Dylanfest 31


Dylanfest 31 is coming next Saturday, September 25th. 8 Hours of Bob Dylan songs performed by nearly 60 musicians who have great voices. 🙂

It runs from noon to 8pm. Below is all you need to know.

DON’T MISS OUT !

Dylanfest 31 is next Saturday, Sept. 25th. All you need to know, except it is absolutely fantastic. Thirty-first ANNUAL BOB DYLANFESTfeaturing ANDY HILL & RENEE SAFIER& HARD RAIN plus many special guests Torrance Arts Cultural Center, Outside at the Torino Plaza Sept. 25, 2021, from Noon til 8:00Award-winning singers/songwriters

Andy Hill and Renee Safier will bring their Annual Bob Dylanfest back to its popular Torrance setting on September 25th.With some 60 iconic Bob Dylan-composed songs, performed by the duo’s band, Hard Rain, and dozens of other musicians, this outdoor festival has become a must-attend event for fans from throughout Southern California and beyond.

The music—with no songs repeated—goes from noon until 8 p.m. on the Torino Plaza of the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive.Besides Hill and Safier and Hard Rain, there will be more than 40 accomplished musicians who will perform some of America’s most loved songs by Nobel laureate Dylan.

The selections include interpretations of material that cover a broad spectrum of Dylan’s musical styles.Here’s a taste of what you’re in store for, https://youtu.be/gBRBgZuYVSADylanfest Sizzle ReelA look at Andy & Renee & Hard Rain’s Annual Dylanfest held every year at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, in Torrance, CA. Dylanfest31 is Saturday, Sept. 2…youtu.be

This family-friendly celebration includes a free souvenir program and beverages and food for purchase. There will be plenty of parking, at no charge. What began as a small backyard party with talented Bob Dylan fans taking turns performing his music has evolved into an eight-hour festival attended by hundreds and featuring some of the L.A. area’s top musicians. This year will mark the event’s 31st appearance. Tickets this year are $30 online and $35 at the door. Buy them on the website, https://andyandrenee.com/dylanfest. Tickets for children under 7-14 are $10. VIP tickets are $100 and come with some extra goodies (Entry fee, Event T-Shirt, Andy & Renee & Hard Rain CD, Dylanfest Mug, Post-Dylanfest VIP Party, Dylanfest Shaker Egg, VIP Hanging Tag, and more}.

COVID PROTOCOLS: Andy & Renee and Hard Rain value and respect every audience member we’ve ever played for. Because it’s important to us that we all do what we can to keep each other safe from unintentional harm, we are following the covid guidelines set forth by the Beachlife Festival, as developed with Beach Cities Health District to provide the most up-to-date information and Covid-19 protocols for Dylanfest31. In an effort to keep our guests and artists as safe as possible, we have implemented the following policies for Dylanfest31: All attendees must provide the following, in order to enter the festival: 1. ID with photo & proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or 2. Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours Dylanfest. The earliest you can take the test is Wednesday, Sept. 22nd. We will be checking documentation for every guest upon entry. Please be prepared to present your vaccination card or negative test result (a photo result saved to your phone is OK). T-shirts, CDs, DVDs and other memorabilia will be available for purchase at the show. Acclaimed chef Michael Shafer of the Award-winning restaurant The Depot will be selling casual food and beverages. (No outside food or drinks, please.) Tickets and additional information are available at www.andyandrenee.com or by calling 310 346-9383.

Renee Safier

www.andyandrenee.com

29th Annual Dylanfest Coming May 5th


If you live anywhere near the South Bay, you really should check this out. I have gone for the past 10 years or so. It is 8 hours of Bob Dylan songs, with no repeats, and performed by 60 musicians. It is hosted by Andy and Renee and their band Hard Rain.

Go to the link in the above for more info. If you plan to go, let me know, I would love to meet your there for a day of music and catching up.

Below is a sample of the music you will hear at Dylanfest.

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Here is the link to their website where you can find out more about them and Dylanfest 29.

http://www.andyandrenee.com/

The Passing of Classmate, Dennis Parker


For those of you who were not able to make it to our 55th class reunion at Jerry and Beverly Charles’ home, you missed a wonderful time.

However, sadly I heard there that our classmate, Dennis Parker had passed away on August 6th. I had missed the more timely posts on Facebook.

You can read more about Dennis at the link below.

Dennis Parker’s Obituary

Stay tuned for photos from the reunion, for those who have not already seen them on Facebook.

Until next time…

Climax to the Poker Group’s 2017 Road Trip


In September, Leuzinger 1963 classmates, Gerald Miwa, Gary Crone, Shigeru Watanabe, Steve Mortenson, Norman Kajikawa (65), and I met in Santa Fe, NM to go on a week-long road trip in NM, AZ, and CO.

This video was shot and produced by Gerald. It captures what was described as the highlight of the trip by him and the others. I can see why. Unfortunately I headed for home one day early and missed out on the experience. My bad.

Gerald Video

Reminder: 2017 LHS Summer Party


The multi-class 2017 LHS Summer Reunion Party hosted by Gini Yegsigian is coming before you know it on October 7th. Now is the time to reserve your place. There is an attendance limit that is likely to be reached. The flyer below has all of the details.

Remember, this is the last year that Gini will be hosting this party. You do not want to miss it! Share this with your friends.

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