Music in the Gardens: Soul Surrender
Sunnylands Center & Gardens presents its annual Music in the Gardens concert series beginning Sunday, March 4, and continuing every Sunday throughout the month. The public is invited to stroll in the Gardens or bring a lawn chair and have a picnic on the Great Lawn while enjoying a different musical act each weekend.
Every performance is free and takes place from 11 am to 1 pm. While guests are invited to bring food and picnics to Sunnylands, large coolers, ice chests, grills, and alcohol are not permitted.
March 3—The Louie Bluies
March 10—Barry Baughn Blues Band
March 17—Celtic Quake
March 24—Soul Surrender
Soul Surrender brings to Sunnylands a diverse array of soul, rhythm, and blues. Soul Surrender is fronted by Tricia Pilkington, an amazing singer who has been doing great classic soul for over two decades. Supporting Tricia is Barnaby Finch on keys. Barnaby is formerly music director and touring member of Lee Ritenour's band, Ronnie Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, George Benson, Boz Scaggs, and Lionel Richie. On bass is Bob Gross, one of the desert’s most in-demand players. Bob has played with Albert King, Delaney Bramlett, Bobbie Gentry, Jim Stafford, Charo, Hank Thompson, and many more. On drums is Jeff Olson who currently plays with David Benoit and has worked for countless others for over 30 years. Rounding out the group is Don Reed on guitar. Don is a very busy guitarist who is currently heading up the Songwriting major at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy, where he teaches numerous subjects along with guitar instruction. This great act is not to be missed.