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20th Annual
Laguna Beach Music Festival

Artistic Director: Chris Thile, mandolin

The Laguna Beach Music Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022, featuring four-time Grammy-winning mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile as artistic director. A “genre-defying musical genius” (NPR), Chris Thile proves that music has no limits as he continuously crosses from classical to rock to jazz and bluegrass, creating a distinctly American canon and unique musical experience for audiences around the globe.

A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is a multi-day series of classical and contemporary concerts, community outreach programs, and dynamic special events.

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Festival Artists

Chris Thile
Artistic Director / mandolin
yMusic Nathalie Joachim
Tessa Lark
Michael Thurber
double bass

One of the Top Five Music Festivals in Orange County

Riviera Luxury Magazine (2015)
Laguna Beach Music Festival

Thank you to our sponsors!

Festival Artistic Director Sponsor
Judith and Howard Jelinek/Jelinek Family Trust

Festival Underwriter ($20,000+)
Hung Fan and Michael Feldman
Joan Halvajian
Judith and Howard Jelinek
Lauren and Richard Packard

Artist Sponsor ($6,000+)
Betsy and Gary Jenkins, M.D.

Producer's Circle ($3,000+)
Deborah and Cody Engle
Dr. Daniel E. Haspert and Mr. Gerard Curtin
Richard & Kathleen Malcolm
Deborah and Robert Schlesinger

Festival Patron ($1,500+)
Diane and John ‘Chimo’ Arnold
Mr. John D. Flemming and Mr. Mark Powell
Margaret M. Gates
Ellen Pickler Harris and Ron Harris
Cathy and David Krinsky
Daniel and Kristy Melita
Patricia Morgan
Tommy and Julie Phillips
Michael and Meili Pinto
Lucinda Prewitt
Michael Ray
Edith Tonkin

Festival Friend ($600+)
Anita Halton
Ms. Barbara Hamkalo
Peggy and Alex Maradudin
Kelly and Susan McClellan
Karen McCulley
Les Redpath
Chris Reed and Pat O'Brien
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Triebwasser
Ms. Sally Westrom

Contributor ($300+)
Mary E. Chelius
Donald and Karen Evarts
Ms. Barbara Macgillivray

Supporter ($100+)
Evelyn Brownstone
Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Kadison
Suzanne Sandmeyer and Wes Hatfield
Mike Tompkins and Lynn Weiser

Additional funding generously provided by National Endowment for the Arts.