THE TODOS SANTOS MUSIC FESTIVAL, HOSTED BY PETER BUCK, ALONG WITH SPONSORS PACIFICO AND THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA, IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FINAL NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL, JANUARY 21ST, WILL BE HELD IN THE TOWN PLAZA WITH HEADLINERS THE MINUS 5 AND MANY ADDITIONAL GUEST STARS INCLUDING KEVN KINNEY, THE ELECTED- FEATURING BLAKE SENNETT OF RILO KILEY, CHUCK PROPHET, AND FERNANDO VICICONTE. THE NIGHT WILL ALSO FEATURE LOCAL STUDENTS OF GUAYCURA BAND TO ENTERTAIN THE PLAZA CROWD.
Special guests recently added to the town plaza show include: Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin, The Elected, side project of Rilo Kiley guitar player Blake Sennett, Chuck Prophet, former member of Green on Red and frequent collaborator of Alejandro Escovedo, and Argentinean born roots rocker Fernando Viciconte. The line-up in the town plaza will also open with local Todos Santos favorites Flashback and Guaycura band. Many of the town’s food and drink vendors and sponsors Pacifico and Hotel California will be on hand in the plaza to add to the carnival like atmosphere of this exciting event. The Mayor of Todos Santos will be on hand to officiate.
WHAT: The Todos Santos Music Festival is a fun filled music festival held for charity over the course of 3 weeks in January 2012, featuring live music at the Hotel California 4 nights per week. Each week will feature a special guest artist and Peter Buck of REM will play in every headlining band. Admission is free. The final night of the festival will be held in the town plaza of Todos Santos and will feature additional artists plus local food and drink vendors.
WHY: To raise money for scholarship, education, medical and environmental programs to benefit local children and their families, via The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C.
WHEN: The final night of The Todos Santos Music Festival will be held in the town plaza of Todos Santos starting at 8pm and sponsored by The Hotel California and Pacifico.
8:00pm local Todos Santos band, Flashback
8:45pm Chuck Prophet
9:30pm The Elected, featuring Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley
10:30pm Kev’n Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’
11:30pm The Minus 5, featuring Fernando Viciconte
ABOUT THE FEATURED GUEST ARTISTS: Long time Peter Buck collaborator Kevn Kinney defined the Americana roots genre long before it ever received that title. His Southern sound has continued to stay relevant regardless of current musical trends. Blake Sennett is a founding member of Rilo Kiley and his side project The Elected are a Los Angeles based indie-pop band. The bands most recent and strongest release to date, Bury Me in My Rings, has been described as “twelve shimmering pop songs reminiscent of mid-century West Coast rock”. Chuck Prophet is a San Francisco based singer songwriter and former member of Americana band Green on Red. He has released numerous solo records over the last 20 years that have covered a wide range of musical ground, a unique sound that can possibly described as twisted folk-country-rock. Chuck’s new album Temple Beautiful is set to release in February 2012. Fernando Viciconte is an Argentinean born singer songwriter currently based in Portland, Oregon. Fernando combines incisively melodic songwriting and edgy rock with a passionate vocal twang, a kind of South of the border inflected roots rock sound. Fernando is currently in the studio working on his 8th album, which will feature Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey on a variety of tracks.