Saturday, August 19
6:30PM Festival begins
7:00PM – 7:45PM Sidestage
8:00PM – 9:30PM Main Stage
Katie Sagal is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Al’s sarcastic, lazy, bon bon-eating wife, on “Married … with Children”, and for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe in 2011.
But long before Katey Sagal was out-Lady Macbething Lady Macbeth on Sons of Anarchy, she was an aspiring singer. During the Seventies and Eighties, she sang backup for an eclectic mix of artists, from Olivia Newton-John and Etta James to Molly Hatchet and Tanya Tucker. She even wore mermaid fins for Bette Midler as a member of Midler’s backup group ‘The Harlettes’, and helped make Gene Simmons’ 1978 solo album a little less cringe-worthy.
Later, she had her own band, the Group With No Name, which didn’t last long but lives forever on YouTube (one of the videos features a mind-blowing flute solo that’d make Ron Burgundy proud.). A few solo albums followed over the years – including some choice cuts on the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack – but her music has always been eclipsed by her acting career.
With the support of record label Valley Entertainment, she released her album, “room” in 2004, the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut, “Well...”
On “Covered“, Sagal’s 2013 release, the Sons of Anarchy star takes on songs by Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Gillian Welch, Joni Mitchell and more, features a duet with Jackson Browne, and reimagines Tom Petty’s 1989 classic “Free Fallin’.” There’s something sublime about hearing the baddest biker chick on TV belt out Tom Petty’s “Free Falling.”
“Little Hands, Big World” Interactive Workshops: Made possible by grants from the Tournament of Roses Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, “Little Hands, Big World,” is a series of interactive workshops which take place prior to our Children’s Night concerts during our Summer Season. These workshops are FREE of charge, and designed to extend children’s experience of our concerts, and expand their cultural understanding by teaching music, songs, and dance from around the world. These interactive programs are offered by highly skilled teaching artists in a welcoming and supportive group environment that engages children and encourages parental involvement.
Covering traditions from the African diaspora, Asia, Latin America, and our own backyard, “Little Hands, Big World” will include participatory cultural dance and singing, drumming workshops, instrument building, and art activities as a fun and hands-on means by which families can further experience and appreciate the cultural music and dance presented in our summer festival.
The series invites families and people of all ages to experience a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary journey around the globe in celebration of the diversity of Southern California.
KidZone features child and family focused interactive fun and games! Activities vary by day. Children can have their face painted, grab a balloon, make chalk drawings, make instruments, and color to their hearts content.