California Saga 2: Steve Postell

California Saga 2: Steve Postell

California Saga 2: Rock Cellar Productions and 95.5 KLOS present the Get Together Foundation’s annual all-star charity concert, California Sage 2, to help end homelessness. Taking place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A. on Wednesday, July 3rd, the show will feature artists such as David Crosby of folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of famer Al Jardine, Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, Grammy winning guitar legend Albert Lee, and members of the Immediate Family Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar with Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, and Steve Postell, plus other special guests including Freebo (Bonnie Raitt), Rosemary Butler (Jackson Browne), actor/singer Rob Morrow, poet Stephen Kalinich, and more still to be announced. Doors are at 630pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets onsale now at AXS.com! For more information about the charity, please visit GetTogetherFoundation.org.

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