OTC MUSIC SERIES
ORGANIZER: MARNIE KLEIN
The purpose of the OTC Music Series is to establish The Brooks as a viable concert venue for performing artists, enrich the artistic presence in downtown Oceanside, and offer a quality concert entertainment option to residents and tourists in North San Diego County.
As some of us may recall, Oceanside used to host a summer concert series at the amphitheater, featuring headlining rock and roll acts. One of the goals in establishing the OTC Music Series was to fill this void. OTC began its music series in 2012 with its inaugural event, Blue Christmas, which featured the premiere jazz ensemble, Blue Chunks. The event was a holiday collision of jazz and art, which eventually led to the establishment of a fine art gallery in the theatre lobby, known today as The Gallery at The Brooks Theatre.
Since 2012, OTC has averaged three to four concerts a year, featuring jazz, classical, blues, country, American roots music and rock and roll. Concert goers are invited to arrive early for Happy Hour featuring snacks, drink specials and preshow entertainment in the theatre lobby. As always, The Gallery at The Brooks Theatre offers an additional sensory experience for show patrons. The OTC Music Series events not only offer quality entertainment, but they positively impact local business, restaurants and hotels with theatre traffic and establish Oceanside as a vibrant destination for arts and culture.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Taimane Gardner - International Ukulele Virtuoso
And Special Guests
6:30 p.m. Happy Hour
7:30 p.m. Show
$25 General/ $35 VIP
The Brooks Theatre
217 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Virtuoso ukulele player and composer Taimane Gardner has been blowing away audiences for most of her life. A prodigy with an infectious zest, Taimane was a featured performer with legendary crooner, Don Ho, before going on to perform around the world, opening for Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaak, and many more. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she grew up. In addition to performing her own distinctive versions of well-known pieces, Taimane weaves in original compositions that are as far ranging as her musical tastes. With the fierceness of a rocker, and the grace of a dancer, Taimane lights up rooms wherever she goes. Don’t miss this chance to see Taimane live in concert. Doors open at 6:30pm for Happy Hour. Show starts at 7:30pm. $25 general admission, $35 VIP ticket includes preshow meet & greet with Taimane, complimentary drink ticket.