After launching their “Keep The Curtains Open” campaign only 2 weeks ago, El Campanil Theatre continues its creative efforts to keep bringing quality entertainment to their loyal patrons and the local community with the introduction of an extended fundraising program – “LIVE FROM EL CAMPANIL.”
Programming Director Steven Shore, Executive Director Rick Carraher, and Theatre Manager Joel Roster have recruited some of the brightest stars in the Bay Area (and dear friends of the organization) into an ongoing quality live-streaming concert series, airing directly from the magnificent stage of the historic venue itself.
The series, beginning October 3rd with The Sun Kings’ Lead Singer/Guitarist Drew Harrison, will consist of one-hour concerts on Saturday evenings at 7PM. All tickets are $10 per Household, and patrons who buy tickets will receive a link to the concert a few days prior to the event. It will stream privately via Vimeo and YouTube, so not only will it be available on phone and computer, but for those with the capabilities, it can stream directly onto your big screen.
The Series will commence with three fantastic programs beginning with The Sun Kings’ Drew Harrison and his “Beatles & More” program (October 3rd), “American Idol” favorites Tori Anna & Nick Crossen performing “Songs And Singers” (October 10th), and 2-Time Grammy Award-winner Mads Tolling with Special Guest International Rockabilly Star Mitch Polzak (October 17th.) Plans are already in progress for additional shows until doors can re-open for general audiences to return to the theatre in person.
Shore, a 2-time Emmy Award winner, has produced all of El Campanil’s in-house music events for the last few years. “In any kind of entertainment produced by El Campanil,” states Shore, “the quality and integrity of our work must be present. We don’t want to ever produce anything that appears slapdash. We knew that, if we decided to do this, it had to look, feel, and sound beautiful. And we are fortunate to have the participation of such incredibly talented artists to support us in this venture.”
Roster added: “The greatest reason people love to come here is the venue itself, so we looked into any way that we could bring the magic of this building into people’s homes, while keeping performers and staff safe.”
Roster admits, though, that this wouldn’t even be a possibility without the generosity already shown during their “Keep The Curtains Open” campaign. “We’ve been given over $8,000 in two weeks by arts-loving people in the Bay Area,” he says, as of August 18th. “If people keep wanting live entertainment, we have an obligation to provide the best that we can.”
Tickets can be purchased at www.elcampaniltheatre.com or by calling the Ticket Office at (925) 757-9500