Concerts at the Sanctuary
02/01/19 -Texas Flood & Maylee Thomas Band
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special double bill with Tommy Katona and Texas Flood and the Maylee Thomas Band Friday February 1st at 8pm (doors open at 7) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table (see Seating Chart). Downstairs Seats (First come, First Serve) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only on the upstairs balcony) Tickets are just $10. We’ll have food and bar service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Texas Flood has become the premier Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute act in the nation. With guitarist Tommy Katona leading the way, they bring the raw high energy of music and stage presence that Stevie Ray himself had. They have had the privilege of traveling all over the country with their tribute act. It is not only a show, but a recreated experience of one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. This is their loving tribute to the life and music of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
From her early days as a gospel singer, to her legendary status as a Texas diva, Maylee transcends genre, mixing gospel-based blues with a soul driven rock, touches of pop, with the very faintest caresses of country from time to time… and audiences respond. Maylee is the soul of Texas and a must see act.
02/08/19 – Kara Grainger & Dany Franchi
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present A special evening with Kara Grainger & Dany Franchi at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center on Friday February 8th at 8pm (doors open at 7pm). VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $125 per table. Downstairs Seats (First Come, First Served) are $20. General Admission Tickets on the Balcony (Standing Room Only) are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Some people just have music running through their veins. Kara Grainger’s musical journey has taken her all around the globe. From her inner city beginnings in the town of Balmain, Sydney Australia, she’s since performed and toured in Japan, Indonesia, India, Switzerland, Germany, England and the USA . Her sultry, mesmerizing vocals and fiery approach to blues and slide guitar has caught the attention of many well-respected artists. She has opened shows for Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal, Marc Cohn and Eric Johnson to name a few. This Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist may evoke comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, but she bears a style all her own, a relentlessly seductive, distinctly modern take on roots rock, blues, and Americana.
Dany Franchi was born in 1990 in Genoa, Italy and is widely considered one of the best young Blues musicians on the scene today. His soulful vocal tone and incredibly tasteful guitar playing leave’s any audience wanting more. In 2014 he recorded “I Believe” which was recorded in Ohio along with “International Blues Challenge” winner Sean Carney.
02/18/19 – Tony MacAlpine
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present Tony MacAlpine with special Guests Monte Pittman and LoNero on Monday February 18th at 8pm (doors open at 7) as part of Tony’s “The Electric Illusionist” tour at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Downstairs Seats (First come, First Served) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only) on the balcony Tickets are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Tony MacAlpine is widely known as a guitar virtuoso who is just as skilled on the keys. Edge of Insanity, one of fourteen solo albums, is still considered in the top ten shred albums of all time. Aside from his solo work, Tony has also been part of several rock supergroups including Planet X with Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati, PSMS (Portnoy/Sheehan/MacAlpine/Sherinian) as well as the Grammy nominated CAB with bassist Bunny Brunel and drummer Dennis Chambers, and Ring of Fire with Steve Weingart, Mark Boals, Grammy winner Philip Bynoe, and Virgil Donati. MacAlpine also spent seven years playing keys and duplicating Steve Vai’s formidable guitar leads in Vai’s touring band.
There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp Of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution, undoubtedly expanding his devout – and ravenous – fan base.
In 2008 LoNero released their first CD “Relentless” and coined the genre “Guitarcore”. From that moment on, they have defined what that genre is. Unlike most instrumental artists, who’s songs emphasize solos and arpeggios, LoNero’s music features defined verses, choruses and emphases on melody and structure. At the end of the day, LoNero is four guys that want to create music their way. Not by following a mold, but by breaking the mold. To harken back to the days when music was a journey and not just a product to sell. When music was the complete package and not just bits and bytes on a computer.
03/02/19 – Makana
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special concert with Hawai’i artist Makana on Saturday March 2nd at 8pm (doors open at 7) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table (see Seating Chart). Downstairs Seats (First come, First Serve) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only on the upstairs balcony) Tickets are just $15. We’ll have food and bar service available from our friends at Rick’s Chophouse.
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest virtuoso of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.
A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. Slack key or Ki Ho’alu, nearly 200 years old and indigenous to Hawai’i, was created by ‘ohana (families) on the different islands as a very personal folk music expression of their beautiful surroundings and way of life. The style is characterized by “slacking” the strings to open chords, thus freeing the hands to alter the sound whilst self-accompanying with a triad of alternating bass patterns, faux rhythms and sweet melodies evocative of island atmospheres. Think “three guitars in one!” From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). A contributor to the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. I” and 2009 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol II”, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).
The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.
03/29/19 – Mimi Fox and Andy Timmons
The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special evening of Virtuoso Guitar with Mimi Fox Jazz Guitar and Andy Timmons Official Page on Friday March 29th at 8pm (doors open at 7) at The Sanctuary Music & Events. VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Downstairs Seats (First come, First Served) are $25. General Admission (Standing Room Only on the main floor and balcony) Tickets are $10. We will have standard Bar and Food Service available from our friends at Sterling Events & Catering.
Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today’s scene. In one of many feature stories, Guitar Player Magazine hailed Mimi as “a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them.”
The Sanctuary was specifically designed with concerts in mind. Its features include; a state of the art sound system and lighting equipment and a built in stage. Full service sound and lighting technicians along with LCD projection are available to make your next music event truly spectacular.
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