July 27, 2011
According to Sunset Center’s website, the venue has some good stuff lined up through 2012 and beyond.
On Sept. 29, there will be even more of a reason to play the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game around the Peninsula, especially for the folks that catch the Bacon Brothers’ performance in Carmel. The Philly duo—made up of Kevin and his brother Michael—play blues with a workingman sensibility.
Moving ahead to 2012, on March 6, banjoist extraordinaire Bela Fleck, returns to the Sunset Center with The Flecktones, one of the most talented and innovative bands out there. I’ve seen these guys about eight times and every show is completely different and wildly entertaining. The four-piece band features pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy, percussionist Roy "Futureman" Wooten (on his homemade synthesizer-drum machine), and bassist Victor Wooten, who is regarded by many as one of the best slap bassists since Jaco Pastorious.
On April 12, legendary bluesman Taj Mahal comes back to the area with his trio and tasty patchwork of sounds, inspired by everything from the music of West Africa and the Caribbean to Latin America and Europe.
A few notable non-musical shows not-to-be-missed: Howie Mandel: Oct. 20, Joan Rivers: Feb. 10, An Evening with Shirley MacLaine: May 11