Premiere Events in Santa Barbara

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21ST ANNUAL WOODIES AT THE BEACH

The "Best of the Best" Woodie Wagons from all over the western United States will gather together on the west lawn of Santa Barbara City College overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean.

Come and enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship that made the Woodie legendary.

- JULY 31st, 9:00am -3:00pm
 
FREE SUMMER CINEMA: BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

In this righteous comedy, underachievers Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) have spent so much time on their rock band, Wyld Stallyns, that they're flunking high school history. When Ted's dad threatens to send him away to military school, Bill and Ted realize it could mean the most heinous end of the Stallyns! Luckily, a guardian angel from the future (George Carlin) arrives with a bodacious solution: a time-traversing phone booth they can use to hear directly from history's most influential personalities. Their journey may be a blast.. but will they learn enough to pass their class? (Stephen Herek, 1989, PG, 90 min.)

- Westwind Santa Barbara Drive In - August 12th, 8:30PM -
 
SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART GRAND OPENING

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the grand reopening of its renovated building, now set for August 15, 2021. After a six-year, $50 million project, the transformation is nothing short of breathtaking. The doors on State Street welcome you back into the 1912 structure, the heart of SBMA and in complete compliance with the most stringent seismic codes in the country. Be the first to see it!

- Santa Barbara Museum of Art - August 15th
 
JOHN LEGEND

Don't miss your chance to see John Legend with special guest The War and Treaty at Santa Barbara Bowl on September 16.

Legend jump started 2020 with the release of his newest song "Conversations In The Dark," which hit #1 on the overall iTunes songs chart upon its release. The song was featured on NBC's Award-winning hit television show This Is Us featuring a performance by John on the show.

MTV says, "John Legend has written the world's sweetest vows on 'Conversations In The Dark'," and calls it a "tear-jerker," while B illboard declares that "Conversations," is "his romantic new song.[that] details the moments while falling in love.' You can listen to "Conversations in The Dark" HERE .

"Conversations in the Dark" captures the warmth and sweetness of falling in love in the only way that Legend can. The song is a sweet, stripped-down love letter that echoes the quiet conversations that happen between two people when no one else is around.

Legend, the "King of Valentine's Day," recently lovingly parodied the "Queen of Christmas" Mariah Carey's buzzworthy social media video on Twitter . PopSugar says Legend, "posted a hilarious video of him getting in the Valentine's Day spirit. Taking a note from Mariah Carey, he started the video dressed in festive holiday-season-esque clothes and eventually woke up to a room decorated with rose petals and hearts as he shamelessly blasted his song 'Conversations in the Dark.'" Carey herself had the best response on Twitter.

Legend recently won his 11 th GRAMMY Award for "Higher" with DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle. Legend, Khaled and friends performed the song at the 62 nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in honor of Nipsey, which many lauded one of the most moving highlights including the New York Times calling it one of the "Best" moments of the night. PEOPLE magazine's reigning "Sexiest Man Alive" is also currently a coach on his third season of NBC's "The Voice" He won his first season as a coach with his mentee Maelyn Jarmon.

- SANTA BARBARA BOWL - September 16, 2021 - 7:00PM
 

AN EVENING WITH LOS LOBOS

Los Lobos, the hard working, constantly touring band comprised of David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. The Grammy-winning band, has prided itself on never covering the same ground twice while making music for nearly 50 years.

On October 4, the band released their first-ever Christmas album - Llego Navidad - breaking the holiday-album mold. But perhaps Los Lobos' most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. Styles like son jarocho, norteno, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock 'n' roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that's greater than the sum of its parts.

- Lobero Theatre - October 8, 2021 - 8:00PM - 10:00PM