Jam-out your summer with rockin’ music when San Juan College hosts Summer Music Festival 2014, Bringing World Music to the High Desert, Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m., in the Learning Commons Plaza at the Farmington campus.
The second annual event promises a star-studded lineup including Jackie Greene, La Santa Cecilia, and Sihasin.
Jackie Green brings years of performing experience alongside world renowned artists such as B.B. King, Taj Majal, Government Mule, and the Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. In 2013, he joined the Black Crowes on their world tour and was selected as an official member of the Crowes. In 2014, Jackie refocused on his solo career and is now touring with The Jackie Greene Band and working on an upcoming new solo album.
Fresh off their Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock Album of the Year, La Santa Cecilia brings an upbeat hybrid of Latin rhythms. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zepplin to Jania Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala.
Another headlining group at the 2014 Summer Music Festival is Sihasin, from Flagstaff, Arizona, a native, rock punk, world music, brother and sister duo that has found critical acclaim with their new album, NeverSurrender. In 2013, Sihasin won the Best Rock category at the Indian Summer Music Awards.
Also performing at the event is the best local artist winner Delbert Anderson Trio (DAT). The Trio was chosen at this year’s best local talent. A combo that could only be formed in the deserts of the Southwest United States, DAT consists of Delbert Anderson, Nicholas Lucero and Mike McCluhan. The band describes themselves as a cutting edge jazz trio that combines modern, funk, and jazz with ancient indigenous melodies.
Opening the event at 2 p.m., the festival will kick off with San Juan College’s Super Rock Combo, led by Dr. Keith Cochrane.
The college is offering advanced ticket pricing now through June 20. During this period, tickets are $6 for students with student ID, seniors 60-plus, and children 13-17; $8 for San Juan College employees; and $11 for general admission. Children, 12 years of age and younger, are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the San Juan College Box office or at www.sanjuancollege.edu/summermusicfest.
The family friendly event also will include a shaded children’s area and kids’ activities throughout the afternoon. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the festival.
Vendor booths are available for all non-food vendors. For more information about booth availability, the event, auditions or tickets, call the San Juan College Student Activities office at 505-566-3403.