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For the last two years, some of the best guitar players on the planet have come to Malibu, to take part in the country’s newest, fastest-growing music Festival. Virtuoso geniuses like Tommy Emmanuel, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Albert Lee, Lawrence Juber, Richie Sambora, Orianthe and many many more.

 

Now the Malibu Guitar Festival is back for year 3, with another jaw-dropping line-up of the best guitarists and musicians in the world. Fleetwood Mac founder MICK FLEETWOOD is bringing his blues band, local CISCO ADLER has teamed up with DONAVON FRANKENREITER & G-LOVE in JAMTOWN and they are bringing one of their premiere performances to the Festival. We have platinum selling country star HUNTER HAYES, world’s best-acoustic guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL, STEVE VAI described by Tom Morello as “best guitarist of all time”… and we are honoring a true rock icon- ROBBY KRIEGER who this year celebrates The Doors 50th Anniversary. Plus all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella, and the women shredders from the documentary She Rocks including Gretchen Menn, Lari Basilio and Nik West. Former Wings’ guitarist Laurence Juber will be with us, plus Kenneth Brian Band, Lenny Goldsmith and The New Old, Duane Betts’ Pistoleers, Karma Dealers, The Palms, local kids Mrs Gill and many more- with the entire event under the musical direction of legendary drummer Steve Ferrone.

The Festival is actually an entire week of activities. Saturday May 13th kicks off with a FASHION SHOW at Cure Spa. Monday night May 15th will be a jam-session and swap-meet at MGF HQ next to Wells Fargo in Cross Creek, and also there the next night Tuesday May 16th will be our first ever MASTERCLASS with legendary session-man and You Tube teacher Tim Pierce. And on Wednesday evening May 17th, the Soho House is holding a special performance for members and their guests. We have our all-star charity night on Thursday May 18th, and a night of hot licks and fantastic jams on Friday May 19th- both at Casa Escobar, then a full day of music at Malibu Village on Saturday May 20. We’ll round things off with a Stones Brunch on Sunday. So- SAVE THE DATES!!!

Plus, all week we’ll be having jam-sessions, schools performances, guitar demos, and a one-of-kind guitar themed art show.

 

The Malibu Guitar Festival is the brainchild of local producers Doug DeLuca, Ale DeLuca and John Watkin, and has already raised over $100,000 for local charities. This year we are supporting 3 extraordinary charities: Therasurf, Emily Shane Foundation and Karl LaDue Wodakota Foundation.

Stay tuned and keep checking back here for details of new artists as they get added.

Schedule of Events:

Festival Do’s and Don’ts:

Please do not bring the following to MGF:
Big Dogs
Food
Drinks
No smoking

The following are allowed
Folding chairs
Good vibes
Ins and outs
Cameras
Wheelchairs
Kids and babies

The Malibu Guitar Festival is produced by:

FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN
Doug DeLuca

Jimmy Kimmel Live / JASH

FOUNDER / Co-CHAIRMAN
John Watkin
Planet Grande Pictures

CO-FOUNDER/ Creative Director
Alejandra Armas DeLuca
Manifesting Success & Wellness @DakiniDesigns

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Steve Ferrone
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS (SPONSORS)
BENEFIT NIGHT & CHARITY DIRECTOR

Alejandra DeLuca

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

Oren Avineri,
Listen Entertainmentr

TICKET SALES AND PROMOTION DIRECTOR

Matt Diamond

Diamond Entertainment

ART & DESIGN DIRECTOR

Clifford Selbert

Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative

SCHOOL OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Ted Silverberg

FASHION SHOW DIRECTOR
Valentina Castellani

MERCHANDISE DIRECTOR
Zack Zotos

VISUAL ARTS CURATOR & GALLERY COORDINATOR

TBD

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Doug Armstrong

Touring Video

WEBSITE DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

LMG co, Lescher Mokuau Group

FESTIVAL PUBLIC RELATIONS

Rogers and Cowan
Karen Sundell   |   Brittany Bell   |   Lori Lousararian
ADVISORY BOARD
Marco Beltrami

Film Composer

Randy Jackson

Record Producer & Musician

Eamon Harrington

Planet Grande Pictures

Doc McGhee

McGhee Entertainment

Jim Felber

Artist Consultant

Rob Christie

Robo Records

Dennis Mays

Audio Engineer

Robert M. Knight

Photographer

Veronica Brady

Theater Director

Greg Sills

Sills Productions

Enrique Marquez Paris

Green Light Entertainment

The Malibu Guitar Festival proudly supports:

The Emily Shane Foundation is dedicated to promoting the ideals of Emily Rose Shane, who was kind to all, compassionate, empathic and eager to help anyone

www.emilyshane.org/

THERAsurf is a diverse collective of parents, professionals and members of the surf community committed to the belief that there is healing energy in the power of the ocean. Our goal is to provide children with special needs the opportunity to benefit from that positive energy by safely getting them into the water and up on waves. We help children and their families access the stoke of surf culture, and aspire to create a can-do environment in a world full of limitations.

Therapy Healing Equality Respect Advocacy Surf
www.therasurf.org/

The Karl LaDue Wodakota Foundation is a non profit organization committed to the education of native youth with knowledge and skills that enable them to embrace their traditional heritage and culture. We will provide a rigorous learning environment that enriches every aspect of their lives. They will enter into advanced levels of design, development and application of leading edge technologies to create more sustainable and harmonious communities on a global scale.

http://thekarlladuewodakotafoundation.org/

Directions to the Malibu Guitar Festival:

From North Hollywood Area

Take the 101 North to Las Virgenes CYN exit
Take a left on Las Virgenes Cyn
Take a Left onto Pacific Coast Highway
Take a left onto Webb way
Take a right onto Civic Center Way
MGF Parking Lot is on your Left

From Santa Monica

Take the 10 west that will merge onto the Pacific Coast Highway
Take a right onto Webb Way
Take a right onto Civic Center Way
MGF Parking Lot is on your Left

From Ventura

Take the 101 South
Exit Las Virgenes Cyn
Make a right onto Las Virgines Cyn
Make a left onto Pacific Coast Highway
Make a left onto Webb Way
Make a right onto Civic Center Way
MGF Parking Lot is on your Left

From Oxnard

Take the Pacific Coast Highway South
Make a left onto Webb Way
Make a right onto Civic Center Way
MGF Parking Lot is on your Left


PARKING LOT
23575 Civic Center Way
Malibu, CA

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