Every Third Wednesday in Solvang the community comes together to provide vast and uplifting entertainment for everyone. Whether it’s music in the summer, seminars in the fall, contests, sales, and expos all through-out, you can be sure that Solvang will come alive right before your eyes every third Wednesday of the month! This next Third Wednesday will be held on June 19th, 2013 all day long!
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The Midsommer Musik Festival Returns!
The 2nd Annual Midsommer Musik Festival is returning to Solvang to celebrate the coming of summer in true ancient traditional Danish fashion! Starting from noon — when the sun is at its highest — music will be in the air all over the village of Solvang in celebration of the incredible weather and the joyous season.
Locals and tourists alike can listen to the jams and tunes of talented local artists, from blues to pop to solos to quartets until sundown where the ceremonies end with a blazing Midsommer’s Eve Fire Ring.
Below is the schedule so far; make sure to keep checking back for updates!
Midsommer Musik ’13 Schedule:
- 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Steve Ochoa and the Usual Suspects – Blues music. Denmarket Square, 1693 Mission Drive
- 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Alan Satchwell and Woody Demarco Duo – Jazz music. Jensen’s Square, Copenhagen Drive and Alisal Road
- 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Blues Bob – A One-Man Blues show. Atterdag Square, 448 Atterdag Road
- 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Lynni & Franci – Silky Pop Vocals. 425 Alisal Road, by the Home Connection
- 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Seth Shomes – Piano and vocals. 1539 Mission Drive by the Wandering Dog Wine Bar
- 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Vineyard Voices Quartet – A Capella Concert. 1680 Mission Drive outside the Book Loft
- 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Spun Honey Duo – Country Americana Rock Band. Corner of Copenhagen and First Street by Rabobank
- 5:00pm – 8:00pm: The Mojo Combo – Electrified Blues Band dedicated to the “respect” of the Blues. Solvang Park (corner of Mission and First street). Bring a blanket, chairs, picnic, and your favorite beverage (wine and beer allowed)!
- 9:00pm – Midnight: Midsummer’s Eve Traditional Danish Fire Ring, followed by the 80s sounds of the Molly Ringwald Project at the Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Drive
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Third Wednesday’s Annual Concerts in the Park
Each year, Solvang Third Wednesday hosts Concerts in the Park where visitors, locals, friends and families can relax to the tunes of excellent and local bands during our long and warm summer evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm each third Wednesday.
Here’s a look at our line-up for June, July, and August!
June 19th – The Mojo Combo. A Third Wednesday and Solvang favorite, this band dedicated the respect of the blues and knows how to put the boogie in your feet!
July 17th – The Molly Ringwald Project. Fun and exciting, this 80s band will be playing on the same night as our Family Fun Night. Expect cake walks, hula hoops, bubbles and beach balls!
August 21st – Spun Honey. Playing a unique range of stylized cover songs (from Hank Williams to No Doubt) plus original music influenced by legends Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and The Band along with contemporaries Miranda Lambert and the Zac Brown Band.
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PCPA Plays On Third Wednesday!
The weather grows warmer and the nights get longer which means that the Solvang Festival Theater will be bursting with lights, action, dance and song!
To celebrate our long summertime months, PCPA is offering 50% Off tickets purchased on Solvang Third Wednesday for Solvang Third Wednesday’s show. The discount is good for up to two adult tickets, and they only last for as long as there are tickets available! The discount cannot be added to any other discount, and previously purchased tickets cannot be refunded.
Make sure to come to our beautiful Solvang Festival Theater and witness the award-winning PCPA theater group perform. Order your tickets by calling (805) 922-8313 or stop by the Santa Maria Box Office or Solvang Box Office (opens on June 5th) on Wed – Sun, 4-7pm, or Tues-Sun (Show Days) 4-8pm. Make sure to mention “Solvang Third Wednesday” when purchasing!
The Fiddler on the Roof – June 19th, 2013 [Limited Seating]
Travel the roads of Anatevke with Tevye, his dairy cart, his wife and five daughters. As the sun rises and sets on his beloved Russian town, he dreams of a better future for his family. In the face of Czarist incursions, his world is changing. Fast. Each daughter makes her marriage match as Teyve stands poised in the precarious balance between tradition and life’s great unknowns. With melodies descending from the rooftops, we’ll discover that “wherever you love is home.”
Spamalot – July 17th, 2013 [Limited Seating]
Spamalot pokes fun at almost everyone and everything, even Broadway musicals. It is most appropriate for children 12 and older who can appreciate the unique Pythonesque sense of humor that — without apology — can appear cheeky, impertinent, irreverent, disrespectful and sometimes just plain rude… but to the sophisticated and discerning eye, is it silliness raised to an art form and all good fun. But, please, if you are easily offended, “run away!”
Cyrano de Bergerac – August 21st, 2013
Meet Cyrano, master of all trades, maddeningly uncompromising and brilliantly accomplished – poet, warrior, and great romantic. Still, there’s triangular trouble in for his love of Roxanne – his adversary DeGuiche, his friend Christian, and his own spectacular nose. When you’ve uncovered the courageous heart behind the nose, you’ll fall in love under the stars in the Solvang Festival Theater. Revel in a rhapsody of words as pointed as rapiers in Rostand’s poignant portrait of Panaché.
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Be Smarter Than Your SmartPhone!
Have you recently purchased or been given a smartphone or tablet and have absolutely no idea how to use it? Does it feel like your device is speaking an entirely different language and that something’s definitely been lost in communication? Courtney & Glover can help!
Ben Courtney and Mark Glover of Courtney & Glover Capital Management will be hosting a Technology Device Workshop to help you better understand how to use your smartphones and tablets. The seminar will be located at 1607 Mission Drive Suite 307 in Solvang from 2pm to 3pm this Third Wednesday.
There are only five spots available, so make sure to RSVP at (805) 686-9108.
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Art Demonstration at Art Hus!
This third wednesday enjoy a fun and creative experience at Solvang’s artist collective, the Art Hus. Seasoned and local artists will be there to help mom, dad, the kids, the friends, and even the grandparents learn how to create masterful and unique works of art.
The fun will be from noon to 2pm within the store, located at 475 First Street #2, not far from Solvang Park. Hours are 11 am to 5 pm daily, and if you have questions, call (805) 686-1892.
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Kandra’s Beads Jewelry Class!
Get in touch with your crafty side this Solvang Third Wednesday by strolling down to Kandra’s Beads located at 1539-A Mission Drive (next to Gerlach Photography) to participate in a fun and educational class on jewelry making from 5pm to 8pm. This month the class will teach you how to string a bracelet, and if you buy all of your materials at Kandra’s Beads, the class is free!
Kandra’s Beads is owned by Kandra Norsigian, a long time local and artist of the Santa Ynez Valley. Her shop boasts a wide variety of bead and jewelry-making selections, from tools to crafts to books to accessories to — of course! — jewelry. For more information, call (805) 686-8804.