This Saturday local radio station, KX 93.5, will be taking over the Festival of Arts grounds for the first Festival of Music fundraiser in Laguna Beach. This is the first music festival at this intimate setting approved by Laguna Beach city council and the Irvine Bowl Policy Committee in almost ten years. “We are honored the committee has trusted us to put on a music festival at this historic Laguna Beach location,” said KX 93.5 Program Director Tyler Russell.“We aim for the first ‘KX 93.5 Festival of Music’ to be a very important fundraiser for our public radio station and these other great, local causes.”
Founded Oct. 2012, KX 93.5 is Laguna's only FM radio station. It’s a non-profit, non-commercial, radio station, focused on the music, the listener, and the local community. The format is “Generational Alt Rock” from the 1960s until now, featuring public affairs, surf reports, sports broadcasts and more in Laguna Beach. The station provides a voice and a creative outlet for Laguna Beach musicians and beyond that are largerly ignored by commercial radio.The Festival of Music on Nov. 2, 2013 will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The lineup including Orange County’s indie folk troubadour Matt Costa, Colin Hay from Men at Work, upcoming California folk singer Carly Ritter and Los Angeles indie duo Trapdoor Social.
All funds from the festival will benefit future programs for non-profits KX 93.5, Mauli Ola Foundation, Tony Hawk Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The fesival will also include local vendors, sponsors, food trucks and beverage companies. Tito’s Vodka and Tres Sietes Tequila are the exclusive drink partners. A live auction with autographed items will add to the evening’s spirit of giving.General admission is $35. Limited height beach chairs or blankets will be permitted for more comfortable seating on the grass.