THURSDAY MAY 18th 6:30pm-2:30am
OPENING NIGHT BENEFIT
The MGF charity night is one of those unforgettable events kicking off the festival, with celebrity superstars stopping by, amazing auction items, art, photographs. The line-up is still being finalized… but we’re thrilled to announce that legendary singer-songwriter John Hiatt will be joining us, the Kenneth Brian Band will be playing with the legendary drummer Steve Ferrone, Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami will bring a 15 peice ensemble for a piece specially composed for the evening, country superstar Hunter Hayes will be playing, Laurence Juber from Wings will be there… and Rolling Stones alumni Waddy Wachtel and Bernard Fowler. And in celebration of The Doors 50th Anniversary, we’ll be giving a Lifetime Acheivement Award to iconic-rock guitar hero Robby Krieger. Plus, in true MGF tradition, there will some TRUE surprises that we can’t announce.
It’s all in the aid of three great causes:
TheraSurf who take handicapped kids out into the Malibu waves.
Emily Shane Foundation provides individualized intensive mentoring to struggling/ failing middle school students in the mainstream classroom.
The Karl LaDue Wodakota Foundation- and tonight we’ll be honoring Chief Arvol Looking Horse, who led the fight against the North Dakota pipeline. Tickets are $200 in advance… Or you could buy a table. And don’t forget… Multi-day passes are the best value.