UPDATE: Walk Off the Earth Headlines First Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival Benefiting OPTIONS Family of Services in June
Eclectic folk/rock/YouTube sensation Walk Off the Earth will headline the music entertainment lineup for the First Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival to be held Saturday, June 16, at the Morro Bay Golf Course from 12 p.m to 8 p.m.
Walk Off The Earth’s stunning covers of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” and Adele’s “Someone Like You” went viral on YouTube earlier this year, and their video cover of Nirvana’s “Polly” is generating more buzz for the Ontario-based band recently signed to Columbia Records.
Other bands performing at the event include:
Hot Buttered Rum – The Bay Area progressive bluegrass band has performed at such exclusive festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival and South by Southwest.
TROPO - The local high-energy electronic dance-music group features a unique blend of violin, percussion, spectral pads and bass that produces a compelling urban-tribal vibe. Their atmospheric sound regularly draws a crowd of hoopers and fire dancers that will also perform at this event, complemented by art installations from annual Burning Man hooping posse, Spin Cycle.
The Neon Russell Band – The local group will perform its own special brand of “redneck blues” and obscure covers.
Says Jacqueline Delaney, Director of Marketing and Sales for OPTIONS Family of Services, about selecting Walk Off the Earth for the Festival: “In watching the up and coming artists, Walk Off the Earth is a band out of Canada receiving tons of media exposure on you tube and social sites — I believe over 100 million hits at this point. We wanted a lineup that crosses many demographics so there is a little for everyone, but also something unique and different to draw more people to our event. Walk Off the Earth provides great energy along with international exposure on a large scale to draw the attention we are looking for.”
Tickets for this full-day event are $20 and are available at http://www.CentralCoastOysterFestival.org.
This new event will benefit OPTIONS Family of Services, a nonprofit organization serving the disabled or persons with developmental disabilities and persons with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The first annual Central Coast Oyster Festival is sponsored by the Morro Bay Oyster Company, the Morro Bay Golf Course, the City of Morro Bay, Tap It Brewing, Element Solar, KRUSH Radio, New Times, The Cities of Los Osos/Baywood Park, Cayucos Abalone Farm, Guerrilla Gardening Club, and ECO Rotary for a Zero Waste Event.
For more information, visit http://www.CentralCoastOysterFestival.org or contact: Jacqueline Delaney at: email@example.com or (805) 459-0701.