“Classic Country & Rock Music Festival II,” a fundraiser for the Golden Chain Theatre, will be held noon - 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at GCT.
The festival will feature Rene Emilio (noon - 2 p.m.), The Bryan Vickers Band (6 - 8 p.m.), and dozens of Central California country music legends including Hughie Smith, Obie Noonkester, Cubbie Slayton, Carl Gardner, Lloyd Massey, Lonnie Vigil, Paul Dobbs, Jimmy Philips, Don Knight, Wendle Miller, Chuck Hames, Tony Henderson, Shirley Custer, Wayne Hill, and Ed Shelton.
Oakhurst businessman and long time Golden Chain Theatre supporter Rick Slayton, is again coordinating the entertainment for the eight-hour festival.
“I’m inspired to organize this festival because it’s an opportunity to bring back classic country music to our Mountain Area, and provide country and rock music fans a special eight-hour event,” Slayton said. “The festival will reunite many classic country musicians, while benefiting the Golden Chain Theatre. All the musicians are donating their talents for this event, and 100% of the proceeds including ticket and food and beverage sales is going to GCT.”
Emilio, an accomplished singer, songwriter, and saxophone player, has been entertaining fans for more than 30 years.
The Bryan Vickers Band blends elements of rock, funk, blues, and soul with a modern feel. Quetzal Uriel Andrade’s exciting drum acrobatics and his older brother Quetzal Emanuel Andrade’s bass and keyboard provide the perfect backdrop for Vickers’ versatile guitar and bluesy rock vocals.
The Andrade brothers obtained their music degrees from Fresno State. Uriel is the music director at Mendota High School and brother Emanuel is the music director at Mendota Middle School.
A no-host bar will be available during the festival, and barbecued tri-tip sandwiches will be sold for $5.
Tickets for the all-day event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door - $12 for seniors, children, and active military. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $10 per person.
Tickets are available at Oakhurst Giftworks (49027 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply (40119 Enterprise Dr.), the Golden Chain Theatre box office (42130 Highway 41), or online at goldenchaintheatre.org.
Details: Golden Chain Theatre, (559) 683-7112, bryanvickersband.com.