PLATINUM SELLING HUNTER HAYES, PAUL MCCARTNEY’S GUITAR VIRTUOSO LAURENCE JUBER & BREAKOUT ARTIST WRENN PERFORM SPECIAL SESSIONS AT MALIBU SCHOOLS AS PART OF THE MALIBU GUITAR FESTIVAL COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE
Malibu, CA (June 7, 2017) - Platinum selling country artist HUNTER HAYES, Paul McCartney’s Wings guitar virtuoso LAURENCE JUBER and breakout artist WRENN performed three unforgettable music sessions for lucky students at three Malibu schools as part of Malibu Guitar Festival’s community and educational initiative. The three guitarists volunteered their time to promote and support music and arts funding in our public school system, with the intentionto empower and inspire the next generation of impactful artists.
The Malibu Guitar Festival, now in its 3rd year, was founded byDoug Deluca, Co-Executive Producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live; Alejandra Deluca, a meditation and motivational coach and owner ofManifesting Success and Wellness, and John Watkin, co-owner of the Emmy-winning Planet Grande Pictures. The trio saw an opportunity to bring the community and outlying region together, by securing globally renowned, award-winning musicians to perform at the seaside town, while also supporting local musicians and giving back to charity. Steve Ferrone, legendary drummer and longtime Heartbreaker is the festival’s Musical Director. Together, they leveraged their collective networks to bring the 2015 inaugural festival to fruition.
The 2017 festival recently wrapped featuring headliner Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler, Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes (among others) topping the bill of Main Festival Day. A special Humanitarian Award was presented to Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Chief Of All Stars Nations and Keeper Of The Sacred Bundle For The Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Robby Krieger in honor of the 50thAnniversary Of The Doors.
The 4-day festival supports three charities annually and was recognized with a Dolphin Award in 2015 for their commitment to service. The 2016 festival raised over $100,000 for Mending Kids, Boys & Girls Club and TheraSurf.