Malibu Guitar Festival Opening Night Benefit Concert- ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED- TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Hunter Hayes

We got really lucky with this guy. Hailed as a “country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making” by the Los Angeles Times, five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes roared onto the music scene with his double-Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline- and he already has three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” double-Platinum “I Want Crazy” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak.”) Hunter’s hanging out with us all week- he’ll be dropping in for surprise performances in Malibu schools- as well as headlining on the Main Event Stage on Saturday. Like we said… we just got real lucky.

Laurence Juber

From the moment we decided to create the MGF, we knew we had to include the incredible Laurence Juber. Former lead guitar player for Paul McCartney’s Wings, Laurence has spent the last quarter century refining and perfecting his incredible craft as an acoustic guitarist. (Guitar players- check out Laurence’s mastery of the DADGAD tuning.) And he’s recently reinforced his connection to the fabs with a stunning new acoustic album “LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles!” We are incredibly proud and honored to have Laurence returning for the third year in a row.

The Kenneth Brian Band

These guys are MGF royalty. The Kenneth Brian Band blew everyone away last year with their blend of Southern rock ’n roll, amazing guitar-work and superlative singing… all in the service of some of the most heartfelt songs you’ll ever hear, courtesy of the man in the big hat, Mr Kenneth Brian. It’s like taking the best road-trip of your life, staring out the window at lost highways, big skies, and the flashes of distant lightning storms away on the horizon. Plus they’ve got Steve Ferrone drumming with them, which is almost more than we can stand. Brilliant, authentic, soul-stirring… we can’t wait

Marco Beltrami

This is going to be fascinating. Malibu composer Marco Beltrami is best known for his work scoring movies like Wolverine, Resident Evil, Hurt Locker and the Scream franchise… but now he’s a bringing a 15 piece ensemble to our Thursday Charity event to perform a piece specially composed by Marco for the event. He performed with the same ensemble last year at the Concert at the Bluffs, and we’re hugely excited to see what he comes up with at Casa on May 18.

John Hiatt

American rock guitarist, pianist and singer/songwriter born on August 20, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Waddy Wachtel

American guitarist, producer and songwriter, born May 24, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. Younger brother of Jimmy Wachtel.

Bernard Fowler

Soulful vocalist, songwriter, trombone player, percussionist, keyboardist and producer.

Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects of New York City. Bernard Fowler's experience has spanned all genres of music ranging from gospel, rock, R&B, jazz, funk to latin.
He has appeared on tours and albums, singing and displaying his versatile and eclectic talents with some of the best-known artists of the 20th Century: Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Gil Scott-Heron, Sly & Robbie, Material, Bootsy Collins, Herb Alpert and many others, as well as his own Peech Boys, Tackhead and Nicklebag.

$250 for General Admission

Tickets will be available at the door.

Join us in a Night full of Entertainment & Fantastic Performances, Live & Silent Auction and why not, maybe a surprise or two! By buying a ticket or table for this event, you will help us Benefit the following 501c3 organizations:

  • Therasurf
  • Emily Shane Foundation
  • The Karl La Due Wodakota Foundation

Tickets are not refundable and once bought cannot be used as part of a table / sponsor table. Schedule & Line Up may change with no previous notification. 100% of profit after expenses will be donated to charities. 


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