Due to the tragic wild fires in Big Sur we have moved the Futurebirds show from Henry Miller Library to the historic Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
We'll also have the amazing Lucas Elmer, Coco Chispa and Emliy Meehan in attendance doing radical things in the courtyard like: popup handmade pottery display, live screenprinting (bring yer DIY printables), RAD surfboard display and of course, the classic Gitch'r Portrit Project! This is going to be a night to remember, rallying the DIO crew to make the show go on and raise money for a good cause.
Plus, Kuumbwa Jazz is a pretty badass venue to boot!
PROCEEEDS FROM THE SHOW WILL BENEFIT THE SOBRANES FIRE RELIEF FUND
Let's blow this thing up. Your support means the world. On such short notice this show will really go off if we spread the word to all the homies in true DIO fashion. And the music is going to be seriously crushing. Tell yer friends. Grab tickets here...
We're so excited we can't help but share some more details on the rad folks that will be gracing us with their presence on Saturday night. Futurebirds, Sky Country, Kelly Koval, Lucas Elmer, Emily Meeha, Coco Chispa and, of course. you and ourselves. Here's a little more on each one...
Futurebirds has long been on the do it ourselves bucket list to bring into the friends and family circle by hosting them in California. Despite the tragic fires in Big Sur, we didn't want to let these guys down, and now we get to raise awareness and funds for a great cause. These dudes are the real deal, and they'll sound killer at Kuumbwa. Enjoy this video from their latest album...
Sky Country are the local love children of Big Sur, and it's only fitting that we host them in Santa Cruz this Saturday night in support of the hard times that their home community is going through. Their unique mix of surf rock and soul will be the perfect vibe in the classic Kuumbwa room.
Oh what to say about Kelly... epic songwriter, portrit taker extraordinaire, all-around radical human. She's bound to bring us nearly to tears and back to joy again with her sultry, unique musical style. She'll also be shooting portrits for us after her set!
Lucas has been part of the DIO family since the beginning, and is our Live Printer in Chief. He'll be in the courtyard doing some live printing of one of his classic DIO designs, so bring yer DIY garments because he'll print on whatever you hand him!
Emily Meehan (@radioactivedaywear)
Emily is one far out chola. A mixed-media artist, she's been an integral DIO friends and family artist since day one. On Saturday night, she'll be displaying her "RAD" reclaimed surfboard display to add to vibe. She'll also be ready and willing to discuss things radioactivedaywear...
Coco has risen the ranks of Santa Cruz artisans like rocket headed for Mars. Her unmistakable style is identifiable with it's perfectly wonky Californian cactusy, deserty, mountainous landscapes. We're stoked to have Coco doing a popup of her amazing work...
Don't Miss all the Goods on Saturday!
Can't wait to get all these intriguing souls together to share their talents and rally around a worthy cause. At just $15, this show is a bargain if we've ever seen one (except maybe the original DIO Fest in 2013 when 3-day camping passes were just $45 haha... the good old days).
So come hang! And tell yer friends. It's gonna be great.