September 14, 2019

SBCC Music And Michael McDonald Benefit Concert at Lobero Theatre

SBCC Music will return to the Lobero Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, for a benefit concert featuring special guest Michael McDonald performing alongside SBCC Music students and faculty, the SBCC Foundation has announced.

SBCC’s award-winning Lunch Break Jazz Band directed by Jim Mooy will present a set of contemporary Big Band jazz, and the New World Jazz Ensemble directed by Tony Ybarra will play a tribute to Miles Davis.

Five-time Grammy award winner McDonald will perform hits from his career, accompanied by a string ensemble from SBCC Music. SBCC Music alumni Cambria Metzinger and Phoebe Light will also perform.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available that include a reception where attendees can McDonald and SBCC musicians. 

“The community’s response to last year’s show was overwhelming — many had no idea that SBCC’s music program was so extraordinary. We are excited to be returning to the Lobero and grateful to Michael McDonald and all the performers, who are once again generously donating their time and talents for this special evening,” said Geoff Green, CEO of SBCC Foundation.

Tickets are on sale now at the Lobero Theatre, online at https://www.lobero.org/events/sbcc-benefit-michael-mcdonald/. Prices range from $55-$75, with VIP tickets available for $150. SBCC students may attend for $25. The Lobero Theatre box office can be reached at 805-963-0761.

The concert will directly benefit SBCC Music. The internationally renowned Santa Barbara City College Music program offers a range of performance opportunities, and courses of study for all students and the community.


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