Rock Hall of Famer Jeff Beck to play Chumash Casino in August
May 30, 2016
By COLIN JONES
The Chumash Casino Resort has several headliner heavyweights lined up this summer to wow audiences at its recently remodeled Samala Showroom, which is back to its 1,400 seat capacity.
In addition to previously announced shows by Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld and Rascal Flatts, the Santa Ynez complex has booked legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck for Thursday, August 11 at 8 pm.
Beck is one of those unique musicians who’s been inducted in the rock hall twice, initially with the Yardbirds and also as a solo artist, working with such rock icons as Mick Jagger, Tina Turner and ZZ Top.
The British guitar virtuoso has been recording and performing continuously for over 50 years and was named the fifth greatest axeman by Rolling Stone. It’s unclear whether Beck has performed on the Central Coast previously but certainly not in several years. So this rare appearance should be a special one.
Check out Chumash online for concert and ticket information.
Switching gears, that ‘other’ local fair in Santa Maria is offering its usual top-notch entertainment this summer, free with fair admission. Funk diva Chaka Khan plays on Thursday, July 14, country honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam performs on Friday, July 15 and classic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revisited, featuring two members of the original Creedence, take the stage on Saturday, July 16.
Also, Cal Coast News has learned that veteran eighties new wavers the Fixx will headline a free concert at the annual Stone Soup Music Festival in Grover Beach on Saturday night, August 27. This show figures to be as wildly popular as the English Beat, who were the featured band at last year’s event.