Music Performers

Blues Rock Band “Soul To Soul”

Dana Point Art Festival is excited to announce the band Soul To Soul will be performing at our May 21st event!

Soul To Soul is an extraordinary band that captures the sound and energy of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan and strives to keep his music alive for future generations. Performing at various venues across California, including Pala Casino, Orange County Fair, and the iconic Coach House – Soul To Soul will be supporting The Arts in the Dana Point area by performing a concert open to the public.

Location: Del Prado Ave between Violent Lantern and Amber Lantern
Time: 12-5
Fee: Open to public

Watch Soul To Soul perform live…


Ron Kobayashi Trio

With our art festival just around the corner, we are proud to announce that Ron Kobayashi  Trio will continue to support The Arts and music in Dana Point by playing an “open to the public” concert for all to enjoy. The trio band constits of Ron Kobayashi, Dave Murdy, and Scott Schoeffel.

Ron is a jazz pianist and composer based in Southern California. He has performed with Mel Tormé, Margaret Whiting, Tom Scott, Peter Frampton, Herb Jeffries, Tim Weisberg, Eric Marienthal, Jules Day, Peter White, Kenny Burrell, Bill Watrous, Teddy Edwards, Pete Christlieb and Paula Kelly Jr. and the Modernaires.

The Ron Kobayashi Trio was formed in 1994 and has recorded five discs and one DVD to date, receiving airplay across the U.S. and Canada. The Los Angeles Times says the Ron Kobayashi Trio are “superb jazz stylists.” Their disc, “No Preservatives” (Carpet Cat Records) was described as a “five star session from three of the Southland’s finest” by the LA Jazz Scene. The Orange County Register wrote: “If you define jazz as spontaneity, emotional expression and communication among musicians, you won’t find anything better than “No Preservatives.”

Dave Murdy was an original member of Kilauea, a very successful pop Jazz band. While with Kilauea he toured the U.S. and performed on four cds, two of which went top ten on the Billboard Charts. During that same period, Dave released his own jazz cd., “That Goes to Show Ya” on Time Is Records, which made it to the airplay charts and was heard around the country. Dave has also released two cds with his trio Toxic Jazz.

Dave has performed with artists as varied as Art Davis, Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, Tony Guerrero, Bobby Shue, Warren Hill, and with 60’s pop stars Mel Carter and Jackie Deshannon. He recently toured on the East Coast with “Steely” an independent artist with a national release and airplay.

Dave currently performs locally and internationally with one of Southern California’s most popular cover bands The Tijuana Dogs. He also performs with the Big Band Wartime Radio, Retro Pop and Soul Band The Class of 69 and freelances with numerous artists both locally and nationally.

Dave continues to be very active as a session musician playing on numerous independent releases, as well as arranging and writing. He has written, arranged and recorded original music for Universal Studios theme parks, as well as composed original music for “Muzak,” which is heard around the world. Dave continues to be involved with education, teaching the studio guitar course at Orange Coast College and several private students and has written his own guitar book.

Location: Del Prado Ave next to Jack’s restaurant (Open for lunch during festival)
Time: 12-5
Fee: Open to public

Listen to Ron Kobayashi live….