Do you go ballistic for the Beatles? Are you a fan of enriching the musical minds of our youth? Then come and do both at the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy fundraiser on Saturday, June 2. The SPMA will be celebrating the 51st anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the 1966 cutting-edge album, Revolver, as well as raising money to fund and support the program’s dedication to providing the youth with access to musical education. The SPMA artistic director, Benjamin J. McClara, has personally transcribed and arranged both of these amazing albums to be played in order and in their entirety by 40 of Sacramento’s greatest musicians. A few of the featured artists include 2018 Sammie Award winner for Best Live Entertainment, Peter Petty; Gabe Nelson of alternative rock bands Cake and Bellygunner; Dana Moret of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and many, many more! There will also be a liquid lightshow performance by San Francisco lightshow pioneer, and now Sacramento resident, George Holden. The show will take place at the Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park in Rocklin at 4000 Rocklin Rd. Tickets are available to purchase now on Eventbrite.com by searching “Beatles in Rocklin” and start at $42. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. Bring the whole family and support our local youth!
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #266 (May 21 – June 4, 2018)**